Gourmet treats from the Lüneburger Heide

The culinary side of the heath

enlarge Heidschnucke in the nature park

Heidschnucke in the nature park
© Naturpark Lüneburger Heide e.V. / Hilke Feddersen

Heidschnucke in the nature park

It’s common knowledge that the way to a person’s heart is through their stomach – and that also holds true for the love of this region. The cuisine of the Lüneburger Heide includes many typical specialities and it is far more varied than you might think.
Most people will be familiar with the famous heathland potatoes, buckwheat gateau, asparagus, heather honey and the local roast mutton. But what about fresh “Stint” fish and the freshly brewed “Schnuckenbräu” beer? For desert there are homemade buckwheat pancakes with blueberries with a “Heideküsschen” schnapps as the grand finale to complete your meal.

Restaurants and pubs displaying the special sign “Regionale Esskultur” (Regional Cuisine) all serve delicious regional specialities. Pretty farm shops, charming farmyards and romantic cafes all guarantee culinary treats; you’ll find that you can buy many typical regional products on the spot if you discover something you like. Treat yourself to a voyage of culinary discovery through the Lüneburger Heide.


Lüneburger Heide GmbH

Wallstraße 4, 21335 Lüneburg

Phone: +49 (0) 700 / 20993099


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