Naturschutzpark Lüneburger Heide Travel Guide

  • Heather Landscape
    Heather Landscape
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    Heidemuseum
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Naturschutzpark Lüneburger Heide Things to Do

  • Wilseder Berg

    Wilseder Berg ("Mount Wilsede") is a little exaggeration as this mountain has an elevation of only 169 meters above sea level. Still, as this is the highest point in the very flat landscape of the Lüneburger Heather, you have excellent panoramic views of the national park from here.

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  • Vogelpark Walsrode

    This park is a ornothological zoo with all kinds of flying and non-flying birds from all over the world - the biggest of its kind in Germany. The park contains species like eagles, raptors, vultures, ostriches, cassuaries, ducks, geese, parrots, peackocks, penguins and pelicans as well as smaller birds.

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  • Heidschnucken

    The "Heidschnucke" is the domesticated sheep species typical for the region Lüneburger Heide. In historic times, they were popular with the local farmers as they thrive even on the poor diet the heather areas provide. At the same time, they distinctively shaped the local landscape as the grazing flocks of Heidschnucke sheep ensured that the heather...

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  • Pietzmoor

    The Pietzmoor is an extensive moor and heather area just outside Schneverdingen village. It is possible to hike on an elevated pathway with wooden planks for about 5 km through the moor landscape.

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  • Totengrund

    The "Totengrund", which could possibly translated as "death`s domain", is a wide crater around which one can hike and enjoy the views of the heather landscape within. It is a stark contrast to the otherwise rather even terrain of the Lüneburger Heide. Often, you can see herds of "Heidschnucken" sheep grazing within the Totengrund.

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  • Wilsede - Heidemuseum

    The tiny hamlet of Wilsede, which cannot be reached by car as it is located in the national park "Lüneburger Heide" has a few old farm houses and the "Heide-Museum", a restored historic farm that shows how people managed to scratch a living from the poor soil in this area "in the olden days". The restaurant "Gasthof Heidemuseum" is a very...

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  • Heidepark Soltau

    Another great attraction for the whole family is the Heideaprk Soltau, a big ammusement park, which offers a lot of fun and action.For more pleease see my Heidepark Soltau-Page

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  • Vogelpark Walsrode

    Beside the great nature and landscape the lUeneburg Heath has also many manmade attractions. For example the bird park in Walsrode. This is a wonderful place full of exotic birds and lovely roses.For more please see my Walsrode-Page!

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  • Blooming of the heath

    The ideal time to visit the Lüneburger Heide is end of August, when the heath blooms. Wast areas are then covered with red and lilac blooing flowers. a great sight! I am very sorry, that I do not have a pic of the. But I have seen it once and it is fantastic! Other very typical plants of the Lüneburg Heath are pine trees and birch trees.

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Naturschutzpark Lüneburger Heide Restaurants

  • a nice restaurant outside...

    If you park at the parking lot "Pietzmoor" just outside Schneverdingen (direction Soltau), cross the street - after ca. 500 metres, the cafe-restaurant "Schäferhof" makes for a good stop before or after your hike through the "Pietzmoor".

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  • a good Wilsede restaurant

    The small hamlet of Wilsede has a nice restaurant which is a convenient stop for a drink or a meal between hikes. The sun terrace has an especially nice view!

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Naturschutzpark Lüneburger Heide Transportation

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    by nepalgoods Written Jul 22, 2006

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    The Lueneburg Heath with its central towns of Lueneburg and Soltau can easily be reached by train. But it is certainly easier to take the car and explore the many small roads and villages in the forrests.

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Naturschutzpark Lüneburger Heide Shopping

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    by MichaelFalk1969 Written Jul 2, 2009

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    Schneverdingen is one of the touristic hubs of the Lüneburger Heide area: though only a small town, it has plenty of shops, banks, restaurants, hotels and super markets. To stock up on your provisions or to find some touristic infrastructure, Schneverdingen would be the best bet. As a place to stay, I would prefer the guest houses or pensions outside Schneverdingen, in the smaller villages, because they are more detached from city life and closer to nature.

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Naturschutzpark Lüneburger Heide Off The Beaten Path

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    by nepalgoods Written Jul 22, 2006

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    I always recommend to get up very early and have a walk! This gives you many new and unexpected views. Specially the beautiful nature of the Heath will be even more beautiful in the dust and fresh air of the very early morning on a sunny summerday.

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  • More History

    I found a maybe more precise description of the history and geology of the Luneburg Heath:"The Lüneburg Heath is an area in Northern Germany which was formed and marked by the ice age. The rivers Elbe and Aller form the boundaries of this part of the so-called „Geest“. The Lüneburg Heath is a lowland the height of which ranges from less than 50 up...

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  • After the last Glaciers vanished

    The last glaciers of ice age (around 12.000 years ago) left lots of sand and swamps in Northern Germany. In the last few years it was discovered, that already people of the late stone age build small roads through the moors. To trade between the North See, the Baltic See and central Europe, the traders had to cross the Lueneburg Heath. Salt was one...

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  • Lüneburg Heath

    The Lüneburg Heath is the result of extensive deforrestation in medieval times, when the forrests were cleared for firewood for salt production in Lüneburg. After clearing the forrests shephards brought their heards here. The sheep ate the gras and new growing trees, so that there developed an open area covered with heath, gras and junipers and...

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