Hotel Klithus Mando is located on the island Mando in the middle of the Wadden Sea National Park.
The scenic island is known for its rich animal and bird life, beautiful sunsets and child-friendly beaches.
Mando Nature Mando is an island of about 8 km2. The island is located in the middle of the Wadden Sea National Park of Denmark surrounded by tidel wetlands. Two roads lead to Mando "Låningsvejen" and "Mando Ebbevej" which are both made of natural gravel and elevated from the tidel flats.
The Wadden Sea are a changing landscape where the tides provides constant changes. Sand and clay are carried by the tide into the flats, where it settles on the bottom. Round Mando are a number large sandbanks. The largest of these is "Koresand" (called the dessert). It is rarely flooded and have therefore no actual planting.
Mando town is protected from storm surges behind a row of dunes and the rest of the island is surrounded by dikes. On the dikes and on the foreland outside the dikes are great amounts of grazing sheeps and lambs. Cows are grazing within the dike.
Mando features a large fauna despite the island's size, you can meet foxes and voles, hares and deer. In late summer 2011, the Nature Agency, carried out a project to improve breeding conditions for a number of endangered or vulnerable meadow birds as Baltic Dunlin, Godwit, Ruff, Avocet and short-eared owl.
One can experience Mandøs nature quite close, if you move on foot or by bike around the island.
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The Wadden Sea National Park consists of more than 30 small islands, Mando is a 7.63 km² large Danish tidal island in the Wadden Sea between Romo and Fano. It has per. November 2012, 37 inhabitants.
"Låningsvejen" connects Mando with Vester Vedsted in Jutland. The island forms Mandø parish. 1970 Mando Municipality was included in Ribe Municipality and became in 2007 part of the municipality of Esbjerg.
Mando has the status of wildlife and nature reserve in the middle of The Wadden Sea National Park - The Wadden Sea has been designated by UNESCO as World Heritage in 2009. Southwest of the island lies the big sand "Koresand". A sandbank is not usually flooded at high tide.
Mando has always belonged to Denmark. From 1864 - 1920 was the state border between Mando and Romo. The distance from Vester Vedsted on the mainland to Mandø is 11 km, of which about 6 km is through the Wadden Sea.
During the cart trip you will learn about Mando eg Storm surges, tides, to be a Mando inhabitant, the maritime culture and women's special status on Mando for good or bad.
The trip includes a lunch/dinner menu at Restaurant Klithus Hotel, or if you want it, a picnic lunch package for the road. The guided ride lasts about 1 hour.
In 1558 devastated a massive storm surge and Mando town was flooded. The town was then located on the northern part of Mando. The flood "split" Mando in two major islands at the "Big Lo" and the residents built their new properties on the southern of the two islands, "New Mando" in the dunes to the west.
According to legend, only seven men who happen to be working with the hay inside Mando Hølade on the mainland, survived the flood. The seven men found in Ho and Fano their new wives and moved shortly after to Mando. It is the assumption that the name Mando occurred due to the above episode.
At Vester Vedsted begins the public road "Låningsvejen" (completed 1978). Just before we get to Mando, we drive through the dike "Ribe ramp" and on to the town, that dike was built in 1887. The ramp can in case of storm be sealed with planks and sandbags.
The road network on the island is limited to " the main road" to Mando Town and the causeway which follows the dike around the island.
Låningsvejen is public road and can be used if you know the tide. The old low tide road may only be used by tractors buses.
Due the walk we will visit the Flood Column, Rescue Station and the Church. We will stop at the old School, the old Vicarage and the old Bank and Mando's museum of local history Mandøhuset.
The walk is approx 1 km ..
Mando's landscape is shaped by nature, a landscape in constantly changes. Whether you are for fresh air, beautiful sunsets, a magnificent bird life, "Black Sun" or child-friendly beaches, Mando is just the place for the whole family.
The nature of Mando forms a beautiful setting for family activities. We recommend family or friends a number of activities and unique offers, that we have experienced are of interest to both children and adults.
You can go oyster picking on the oyster beds by horse-drawn carriage. We recommend the seal tours "Seal Safari" with the well-educated nature guides offshore the sandbanks of Mando where you can observe the seals at low tide. If you want to experience Mandøs nature from horseback, there are options for renting horses either with or without a guide. There are also opportunities for participating in hunting trips. One can also experience Mandøs uniqe nature close on by foot or by bike.
Hotel Klithus Mando can recommend our unique wellness facilities. The wellness area is located in open air built into the dunes close to the hotel and includes a sauna, spa and shower. Here you can enjoy sitting in the spa, relax and look out across the island - or in the beautiful summer nights under the stars with family or friends.
Hotel Klithus can also recommend our event room and camp facilities for major family gatherings, parties or groups, courses and conferences. We can accommodate parties of up to 150 guests.
Learn how Mando emerged and how the Wadden Sea around the island are formed with deep priler and large sand banks like Koresand "called the desert".
Read more details about the tidal wetlands along the North Sea - and especially Mando:
How it was - and is - to live in a small community - which 2 times a day is cut off? The population lives in the rhythm between high and low tide. All traffic to and from the island follows the water's heavy pull back and forth - the inherent rhythm interferes with the island life's smallest affairs.
The Wadden Sea National Park is one of the most valuable tidal areas in the World. To a large number of waterbird species, the Wadden Sea is both the most important roosting site and the most important wintering ground in Europe. Every year more than 10 million water birds pass through the Wadden Sea area during migration periods. Furthermore, a large population of the Common Seal is breeding in the Wadden Sea. The entire Danish Wadden Sea has the status of a nature- and game reserve and is covered by some regulations for traffic, hunting and other activities.
The Wadden Sea stretches some 500 km from Blåvandshuk in Denmark to Den Helder in The Netherlands and covers an area of 9.000 km2 marshes, tidal flats, deeps, sandflats, sandy beaches and dunes. A chain of more than 30 islands separates the Wadden Sea from the North Sea. Of these three are located in Denmark: Fanø, Mandø and Rømø.
The Wadden Sea area is affected by a tide, which mainly is caused by the gravitational forces of the Moon. These forces give the tide a regular interval of 6.25 hours between high and low tide, and normally the difference in water level is approximately 1.5 meters in Ho Bay.
The rhythm of the tide between high and low water twice a day provides excellent conditions for the dynamic ecosystem of the Wadden Sea with its many microscopic plants and animals, which in turn make up the basic feeding for the seabed fauna of worms, mussels and crustaceans. In the Wadden Sea thousands of these animals can be found per square meter of tidal flat.
At low tide, when the mud- and sandflats are exposed, millions of migratory birds "fuel up" their energy reserves before their journeys between the breeding areas in Northern Scandinavia, Siberia and Greenland and their wintering grounds as far south as West and South Africa. The Common Seal also breeds in the Wadden Sea, and especially during breeding and moulting seasons they depend on being able to rest undisturbed on sand banks.
The Wadden Sea World Heritage is the largest tidal flats system in the world, where natural processes run undisturbed throughout the area. It encompasses almost the entire Wadden Sea in the Netherlands, Germany and Denmark: an area of almost 11,500 square kilometres along a coastal strip of about 500 kilometres.
In 2009, the Wadden Sea was inscribed into the UNESCO World Heritage List in recognition of the 'Outstanding Universal Value' of the area and the progress made in protecting and managing it for more than a generation. The UNESCO World Heritage status is the highest possible award for a natural site and recognition and acknowledgement of its outstanding global importance. Thus, the Wadden Sea is on the same footing as other World Heritage properties, for example the Great Barrier Reef and the Great Canyon. The inscription into the UNESCO World Heritage List means that the Wadden Sea is of outstanding universal value and must be preserved for the benefit present and future generations.
1. Landscape taking shape in front of your eyes. Nowhere else on the planet is there such diverse and dynamic coastline of this scale, continuously being shaped by wind and tides. These natural processes, running uninterruptedly across the Wadden Sea, creating islands, sandbanks, channels, mud flats, gullies, saltmarshes and dunes you can experience today.
2. Natural forces and dynamics Nature has provided an invaluable record of past and ongoing dynamic adaptation of plants, animals and their coastal environments to global change. The productivity of biomass is the highest in the world and offers wide food availability for fish, seals and birds.
3. Biodiversity on a worldwide scale is reliant on the Wadden Sea. Despite its tranquil appearance, the Wadden Sea World Heritage is the largest wilderness in Europe and a one of the main hotspots of biodiversity in the world. The Wadden Sea sustains over 10,000 species of plants and animals. In addition, it plays an indispensable role well beyond its borders: the richness of local species is crucial for 10-12 million of migratory birds that make a stopover in the area on their journey to their wintering or summering grounds.
4. Complete and intact The Wadden Sea World Heritage includes all the facets (species, habitats, processes) that constitute a natural and dynamic Wadden Sea. The area is large enough to ensure that these exceptional aspects of one of the world's first class ecosystems of this kind are maintained and protected.
5. Well protected across borders Protection and management of World Heritage are effectively secured. The Wadden Sea's supreme conservation state is the result of over 30 years of joint nature protection efforts of the Netherlands, Germany and Denmark, where the Wadden Sea is designated as national parks and nature reserves. Working together, these countries ensure the integrated management of the area - the protection of one inseparable ecosystem that knows no borders - is a joint responsibility towards the world community and for the benefits of present and future generations.