The newest installation, Stories from the Wadden Sea, completes the exhibition at The Wadden Sea Centre. In the exhibition you can explore the time around 602 AD, when the region around Okholm was first populated, 100 years before Ribe was settled. A collection of items illustrate the life of the first inhabitants of the Wadden Sea from that time.
In Stories from the Wadden Sea you can decide yourself, how much you want to learn. Through a display of unusual objects you can explore and learn more about life in the marshland. The animations on the walls and ceiling bring some of the most significant stories of the Wadden Sea to life. Starting with the migration of the Frisian traders due to climate change in the south, to whale hunting in the arctic seas by Wadden Sea inhabitants, through to the Europe wide cattle trade. From pirates and sailing on the high seas, to the first settlements and the growing influence of the Frisians, whose culture, architecture and use of the land helped shape the landscape we see today, and the landscape we must shape for a future influenced by climate change. Here is also the development of tourism, from the 19th Century to today, highlighted alongside the everyday life of hunting, fishing and farming in the marshes. This remarkable landscape, which today is both Denmark's largest National Park, and a UNESCO World Heritage Site.