Amber has been a sought-after piece of jewelry for centuries. On Neuwerk there is the chance to go in search of the “Gold of the North” yourself. The Kleine Vogelsand, a sandbank in the Hamburg Wadden Sea National Park, is known for its ambers, which are washed free by the nearby Elbe River. For all visitors who want to try their own collecting luck, the tidal flat area of the Little Bird Sand is open for walking on. Here you can try your luck as a collector and search for the precious amber. You want to experience the natural phenomenon up close? Then go for a mudflat walk to the sandbank “Kleiner Vogelsand”, chances are you will find what you are looking for!
In addition, the National Park administration offers guided tours to the ambers on the Little Bird Sand, which provide an exciting experience for the whole family. Learn everything worth knowing about the origin of amber, its properties and the proper handling of the valuable material. The tour takes you to the best sites and gives valuable tips on how to find and distinguish real from fake amber. For more information on the guided tours with dates and contact options, please visit our island experience page on the Neuwerk National Park House.