The Asparagus Road of Niedersachsen connects the most important producing areas of the white gold on 750 kilometres. The route begins in Burgdorf near Hannover and leads up to the southern Lüneburger Heide and beyond. A journey along the Asparagus Road in the merry month of May is a culinary event. There are asparagus festivities and markets in many places, asparagus princesses are elected and of course there is plenty of asparagus. It is served with sauce hollandaise or melted butter, with ham and the delicious heath potatoes from the sandy grounds of the Lüneburger Heide. The best known markets can be found in Nienburg and in Burgdorf.