1. Skip to content
  2. Skip to main menu
  3. Skip to more DW sites

Hallig Islands

Tamsin Walker
September 26, 2019

The Wadden Sea lies to the north-west of Germany’s coastline and it’s there that the World Wildlife Fund is demanding measures to combat the effects of rising sea levels. Over centuries, people there have claimed land from the water and built long lines of dikes to protect it. But far from the shores of the mainland, are other, more natural defenses, which now need some protecting of their own.