Travellers to Antarctica who do not join a cruise or yachting journey are considered 'individual'. This includes onshore tourism in particular – adventure and sport activities or a flight to the South Pole. read more
There are no hotels, restaurants or tourism infrastructure in Antarctica as there are in other holiday destinations. The great majority of tourists arrives on floating hotels, which range in size from small sailboats to large cruise ships carrying several thousand passengers. read more
Yachting expeditions to the Antarctic are an option for those with a taste for something a bit more adventurous, hands-on and in a more personal atmosphere. Journeys on commercial vessels which travel to the region every season are very popular. It is also a lifelong dream come true for owners of sailing or motor yachts to travel to Antarctica with their own boats. read more
The reasons for travelling to the Antarctic are as varied as the possibilities to do so. We have compiled information on the following pages to help you plan your journey to the Antarctic in accordance with the high environmental standards in effect and to apply for your permit with us. read more
For our environment
The UBA’s motto, For our environment (“Für Mensch und Umwelt”), sums up our mission pretty well, we feel. In this video we give an insight into our work.
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