Here, the raging of the untamed sea and the sound of silence of the vast lagoons, the so-called bodden, alternate. The sea wrests sand from the west coast with unlimited energy. Streams move the sand eastwards, thereby nourishing young land. The unrestrained work of natural forces shapes this unequalled island world. Time and again anew, does the mosaic of beaches, windwatts (mudflats), dunes, rare coastal heaths, unspoiled marshlands, wild forests and wide waters get put into shape.