Norderney is so diverse and offers its visitors many charming contrasts with its enchanting natural landscape. The impressive ecosystem, the fine sandy beaches, the rich green salt marshes, the dunes and the astonishing Wadden Sea - Norderney offers many different and endangered plants and animal species a unique habitat, which was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2009.
The Wadden Sea of the North Sea is with about 9000 km² the largest Wadden Sea of the world and is fascinating for every visitor with its constant change of ebb and flood. Each time the tide runs out, new facets of the North Sea appear, that are worth discovering. If you want to learn more about the Wadden Sea, the “Wadden World Visitor Centre Norderney” is the right place. Situated directly in the harbour, it welcomes the guests upon arrival. During a visit you will learn interesting facts about the animals in the mudflats, climate change at the North Sea and life in the salt marshes.
You should also not miss the fascinating sea water aquariums, where you can see lobsters, plaice and crabs. There are also many different guided tours around the island showing the beauty of Norderney and the different habitats.
In addition, Norderney is paying particular attention to sustainable ecology and the development of health tourism and has set itself the goal of becoming Europe's number one Thalasso island
With the healing powers of wind, sea and climate, the North Sea island has a positive impact on health. And rightly so, Norderney is already Thalasso Island! Whether on the island as a form of therapy or as a wellness treatment to relax and feel good. Experience a true wellness oasis and visit our popular Thalasso Spa on Norderney.