Experience the fascinating seals in their natural habitat on Neuwerk Island. Between April and October you can watch the curious seals as they rest on the sandbanks off Neuwerk before returning to the open sea. The island offers a unique opportunity to see these adorable marine mammals up close and experience their behaviors in the wild.
Seals hunt in the fish-rich waters around Neuwerk when they are not relaxing on the sandbars. From the end of May to July, females give birth to their young, which are then suckled for about four to five weeks. Observing harbor seals not only provides fascinating insights into their social behavior, but also allows one to appreciate the natural beauty of these animals in their environment.
When watching seals on Neuwerk, it is important to respect the natural habitat of the animals and to keep a sufficient distance. This way you can observe the seals in peace without disturbing them in their daily routine. Take part in guided tours or mudflat walks to learn more about the seals and the special features of Neuwerk Island from experienced guides. The tours are organized through the Neuwerk National Park House and last about 3 hours. For more information on the guided tours with dates and contact options, please visit our island experience page on the Neuwerk National Park House.