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Highlights Lueneburg Heath
- Hiking and Cycling
- The Crazy House
- Old town of Lüneburg
- Serengeti Park Hodenhagen
- Climbing park HöhenwegArena
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Vacation rentals in Lüneburger Heide
The Lüneburger Heide with its many nature reserves is a true paradise for hikers and cyclists. In this holiday region you will find numerous holiday apartments in and around Lüneburg, a city that has cultural attractions to offer as well as good access to hiking trails. But you can also rent a pretty vacation rental in a secluded location and enjoy the privacy of the Lüneburger Heide to the full.A brick house to fall in love with
In the Lüneburger Heide most of the vacation rentals were built in traditional brick construction, which radiate a lot of cosiness and tradition. From time to time you can also find a comfortable apartment in an old half-timbered building. Or you can opt for a holiday apartment on an organic farm, where you can introduce your children to the rural way of life right on your doorstep.Pay attention to the equipment
Most vacation rentals are equipped with an open space, such as a balcony or terrace. In the holiday house with garden and grill you can let an extended excursion day end relaxed in the circle of the family. Due to the extensive area of the holiday region, parking in front of the front door is usually not a problem. You can even rent a bike from some landlords to explore the area at your leisure.
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Location and orientation
The Lüneburger Heide is a large landscape area consisting mainly of heaths, forests and geestlands. The region lies in the northeast of Lower Saxony and in the catchment area of the large cities of Bremen, Hanover and Hamburg. The Lüneburger Heide was named after the town of Lüneburg of the same name, which has a completely preserved old town.Nature-spatial division of the region
The Lüneburger Heide is located within the North German lowlands and is divided into several areas. These include the Hohe Heide, the Südheide and the Ostheide with moor lowlands and flotsand areas. In addition, the Uelzen and Bevens Basins represent a large part of the Lüneburg Heath. The landscape of Luheheide is characterised by lowlands and mountains.Nature reserves and parks
The Lüneburger Heide Nature Park includes the area around the Wilseder Berg, which also has some wooded landscapes. Furthermore you will find the nature park Südheide and the nature park Elbhöhen-Wendland in the holiday region Lüneburger Heide. It is important to know that driving motor vehicles is prohibited in nature reserves. The signposted paths must not be left and dogs must be kept on a leash.
Travelers and Activities
The most important hiking trail through the Lüneburger Heide is the Freudenthalweg. The Heidschnuckenweg is one of the most beautiful hiking routes in Germany. You can plan your hiking routes individually according to daily or half-day stages, so that the routes are not too strenuous even for inexperienced hikers or children.Discover even more of the country by bike
You can also cycle through the Lüneburger Heide. Many routes are easy to master within one day. The kilometres long, well signposted cycle paths are also suitable for tours lasting several days. A very recommendable bicycle tour runs through the nature park Südheide, another one around Faßberg. Experience forest landscapes and water power on the picturesque hiking trail around Hambühren.Horseback riding at its best
For horse lovers, the Lüneburger Heide not only has an extensive riding area, but also numerous riding stables and stud farms, which offer guided rides and lessons in the arena. On the way the wild animals will come much closer to you while riding over moors, marshes and heathlands, as they only smell the horse, but not the people. You will find riding stables in Egerstorf, in Soltau or in Eschede as well as in many other villages of the Lüneburger Heide.
There is a funny story about the leaning tower of the St. Johannis church in Lüneburg. The tower was built by the master builder in the 14th century sloping than desired. Thereupon the causer of the inclined tower wanted to plunge himself from this to his death. He survived, however, because just at that moment a hay cart passed by, slowing down the fall.
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In Bispingen there is the so-called "Crazy House", a building that stands upside down, i.e. on the roof. Even the interior is mounted upside down according to the "crazy" principle. If you would like to see this marvel of architecture with your own eyes, it is best to go to the house, which is additionally inclined by about 5 degrees in the transverse and longitudinal axis. But be careful, even the way is paved crooked.2. Take a stroll through the city of Lüneburg
The beautiful old town of Lüneburg is absolutely worth a visit. Take a look at the old town hall with its porcelain glockenspiel, the churches and the many old brick buildings with typical gables and take a break in one of the excellent pubs, of which there are many in Lüneburg. Also worth seeing is the historic water quarter, where there is still an old crane for loading the barges.3. Pure entertainment in the many leisure and adventure parks
The Lüneburger Heide has the most animal, leisure and adventure parks in Europe. A total of 14 destinations promise an entertaining and varied day out. These include the Serengeti Park Hodenhagen, the Heide Park Resort Soltau, the Wildpark Lüneburger Heide and the Weltvogelpark Walsrode. There will be no boredom for young and old.4. Europe's largest climbing park
In Schneverdingen you will find the HöhenwegArena, a climbing park of superlatives. Here young and old visitors can train their skills, strength, agility and coordination while enjoying the magnificent view of the treetops. More than 150 climbing stations on six floors await you in the park. In addition, there are several cable cars that round off the climbing fun in a fun way.5. Culinary specialities from the heath
The Lüneburger Heide has some regional delicacies to offer from the cultural landscape, which consists of forests, heath, moors, meadows and fields. The best known regional specialities are heather honey, heather potatoes, asparagus and dishes with buckwheat or heather schnucken.