Basic data

Basic data about the Multimar

Institution:  Nationalpark-Service


Landesbetrieb für Küstenschutz,
Nationalpark und Meeresschutz



Dr. Gerd Meurs



Overall cost:

€18.1 m. 

Financing institutions:

Bundesamt für Naturschutz,
Deutsche Bundesstiftung Umwelt,
European Union,
Ministerium für Landwirtschaft, Umwelt und Ländliche Räume des Landes Schleswig-Holstein,
Greenpeace, WWF, Schutzstation Wattenmeer,
Town of Tönning, Nordfriesland district,
Landesbetrieb für Küstenschutz, Nationalpark und Meeresschutz;
Bingo Lotterie, Hoppe Stiftung, Innovationsstiftung

Exhibition space:

3,125 m²

Outer surface:

10,000 m² (including 500 m² play ground and walk-in whale and water play area)

Guided tours:

Group tours around the aquariums

School offers:

Varied programme from kindergarten age with explorer sheets and experiments in the in-house school laboratory which also meets university standards.

Conference rooms:

Three meeting rooms of different sizes, lecture room/multivision


Specialist and children’s books on the Wadden Sea National Park, souvenirs, games, typical marine products and 100% ecologically produced clothing.


A beautiful view over the Eider, up to 120 guests, Viabono-certified and environmentally friendly.

Disabled exhibition:

Also with exhibition guide in Braille for the visually impaired.

Building biology

Minimised and compact footprint, facade-integrated photovoltaics, environmentally friendly thermal insulation, rainwater harvesting, use of ecologically sound materials, energy concept with co-generator, geothermal and natural cooling to reduce carbon emissions.

Opening times:

April – October 9am to 6pm

November – March 10am – 5 pm

(except 24th December)


• By train from St. Peter-Ording or via Husum to Tönning, then signposted walk of about 15 minutes
• by car from Hamburg or from Slyt/Denmark on the B5 to Tönning. Disabled parking available.


‘Aquarium tours by night’ and diving events are the attractions of the Multimar.

Further information:

Nationalpark-Zentrum Multimar Wattforum
Am Robbenberg, 25832 Tönning
Telephone: 04861 / 96 200,
Valid as of 2011/2012