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.
We have a cozy Restaurant and Cafe with many different dishes. We are known for good well-prepared Danish food and plenty of it.
We can recommend our brightly decorated rooms with private terrace, free WiFi and flat-screen TV and a private bathroom with tub / shower.
Event Room for major family gatherings and parties or groups, courses and conferences. We can accommodate parties of up to 150 guests.
We have open air Wellness Center with spa and sauna situated in the dunes and with magnificent views over the island.
Contact to Hotel KlitHus Mandø
Manager: Michael Wilkens
Adresse: Vestervej 1, Mandø - 6760 Ribe
Telefon: 7544 5354
Outdoor activities for all ages
Activities Mando has with its unique nature and location in the middle of the Wadden Sea National Park a number of exciting offers, if you are looking for relaxation and tranquility. We have all kinds of activities and experiences for everyone in the family - what about horse-drawn carts out for seals or finding oysters, you can rent a horse either with or without a guide, hunting trips, biking and hiking and many other exciting things..
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.
About The wadden Sea National park
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.
Islands and tides
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.
In the rhythm between high and low tide
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.
Facts about the Wadden Sea National Park:
One Wadden Sea - One global heritage
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.
What is so outstanding and universal about the Wadden Sea?
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.