The tidal flats guides of the North Sea coast of Dithmarschen invite you to discover the world natural heritage site Wadden Sea with its beauty and all its peculiarities.
Find the print version of our actual flyer here:
Flyer Watt erleben (pdf)
- tidal flat guide experience since 2001
tidal flat guide experience since 1992
Johann P. Franzen
• life on both sides of the dike
• tidal flat guide experience since 1986
• nature and coastal expert
Jens Uwe Blender
• experienced the storm surge of 1962 and 1976
tidal flat guide experience since 1999
Dr. Ingrid Austen
• coastal geologist
• tidal flat guide experience since 1997
• specialist in nature
• member of agricultural women’s group
The tidal flat guides offer tours in the Schleswig-Holstein Wadden Sea National Park.
We are present at all official beaches along the coast of Dithmarschen in Schleswig-Holstein / Germany.
This map gives an overview of our starting points.
We offer tours at the following locations:
- Friedrichskoog – Spitze
Biological and geological tour (approx. 2 hours)
Children's tidal flat tour (approx. 1 hour)
Big tidal flat tour to Bielshövensand (approx. 4 hours)
- Speicherkoog Dithmarschen (Meldorfer Hafen, Badestelle Nordermeldorf)
Island Helmsand, salt marsh excursion (approx. 2 hours)
Tidal flat tour for families with dogs (approx. 2 hours)
Tidal flat tour with the beginning of ebb tide (approx. 2 hours)
Children's tidal flat tour Nordermeldorf (approx. 1 hour)
Tidal flat and natural history tour at Warwerort (approx. 2 hours)
- Büsumer Deichhausen, Büsum and Westerdeichstrich
Tidal flat tour with the beginning of ebb tide at Büsumer Deichhausen (approx. 2 hours)
Leisure tidal flat tour at Büsum (approx. 2 hours)
Children's tidal flat tour at Büsum (approx. 1 hour)
Tidal flat tour to the channel “Ossengoot” at Büsum (approx. 5 hours)
“Small five tour” at Westerdeichstrich (approx. 2 hours)
Big tidal flat tour to the three channels (approx. 4 hours)
- Wesselburener Koog, Hedwigenkoog and Westerkoog
Tidal flat tour with shrimp fishing at Hedwigenkoog/Westerkoog (approx. 2 hours)
Excursion to “Blauortsand” (approx. 7 hours)
Tidal flat and natural history tour at Wesselburenerkoog (approx. 2 hours)
Children's tidal flat tour Wesselburenerkoog (approx. 1 hour)
Big tidal flat tour to “Isern Hinnerk” (approx. 4 hours)
Child (from 3 years) 3,00 € Adult 7,00 € Family 16,00 €
Child 4,00 € Adult 10,00 € Family 23,00 €
Child (from 12 years) 25,00 € Adult 30,00 €
Child (from 12 years) 28,00 € Adult 35,00 €
Special tours for special people. We offer guided tours:
- for kindergarden, school classes and students
- excursions to interesting destinations (e.g. total mud, far out locations, bird watching)
- intensive short tour for an overview, long walks to the secrets of the land in front of the dike
- birthday tours
- tours in English or local dialect
Prices for special offers:
- kindergarden 4,00 € per person minimum 90,- €
- pupils 6,00 € per person minimum 120,- €
- adults 9,00 € per person minimum 180,- €
Please address firstname.lastname@example.org
or the tidal guide Dr. Ingrid Austen personally:
Tel.: 04852 530 225
A registration is only necessary for tidal tours longer than 2 hours. Exceptions are tours with dogs and groups. Please register. All other tours are without registration.
Please be so kind and print out our map. Some official beaches have no street names and are difficult to find.
Please look at our dates. Please pay attention to the fact that some of our official beaches are poorly marked.
Yes, we have it! Please be aware that clothes, especially those of children, could be stained by mud. Remember to take additional clothes for kids with you.
Unstable weather conditions are typical in our region. Please don’t forget protection against intensive sun exposure especially for face, hat and shoulders. In case of wind and/or rain please bring appropriate warm clothes.
If the temperature is more than 13 °C it is best to walk barefoot in the tidal flats. In case of health problems or fear of mussel cuts linen shoes or rubber boots should be worn.
Kids in the tidal flats
Children older than 6 can participate in all tidal flat tours of up to 2 hours in duration. The children’ s tidal flat tour is especially for families with kids between 3 and 10. Children older than 12 years are suited for the big tidal flat tours e.g. Blauortsand-, Bielshövensand-, Ossengoot-tour.
A tidal tour is healthy but can be exhausting. People with heart and circulation problems should not participate in a tour in the tidal flats. In case you need medication, make sure that you have it with you.
All tidal tours are canceled in case of thunderstorm, fog or storm!