Hiking in the Lüneburg Heath, © Tourismusmarketing Niedersachsen GmbH
© Tourismusmarketing Niedersachsen GmbH

Lüneb­urg Heath

Discover the lively and fun side of the Lüneburg Heath region of Niedersachsen. This is one of the most popular regions in Europe, particularly in August and September, when the heather is in bloom and the countryside reveals its unique charm. This is when the vibrant mauve of millions of flowers and the green of the juniper bushes and pine trees light up the heaths, heralding the start of the perfect season for cyclists and hikers. Wagons and horse-drawn carriages trundle along the sandy paths, the grey-horned heath sheep graze on the heath and the fragrant smell of warm blossom lies over the entire region. Lüneburg Heath – the perfect place to experience and enjoy a unique landscape.

The region’s most popular destination when the heather is in bloom between 8 August and 9 September is the 23,440 hectare nature reserve of the Lüneburg Heath Nature Park, which is the largest interconnected area of heathland in Central Europe. No cars are allowed in the nature reserve, and the best way to explore this unique area is in a horse-drawn carriage, by bike or on foot.

The Lüneburg Heath is also well worth visiting outside of the heather blossom season. Did you know that there are more amusement, theme and animal parks in the Lüneburg Heath than anywhere else in Germany? This makes a visit to the Lüneburg Heath a fun adventure for young and old alike. Families with children can enjoy the unique natural surroundings, as well as an unrivalled choice of amusement and theme parks – two good reasons to enjoy an exhilarating holiday here in this region.

The historic towns of Lüneburg and Celle are both close to your holiday destination in the Lüneburg Heath; these attractive towns offer a wealth of sights and shops.

Location of Lueneburg Heath in Niedersachsen (Lower Saxony) and famous sights



Ford on the barefoot path, © Kurverwaltung Bad Bodenteich/ Jürgen Clauß
© Kurverwaltung Bad Bodenteich/ Jürgen Clauß

Barefoot hiking

Have your feet had enough of walking all the time in thick, hot hiking boots? Take them off and try to take a barefoot hike!

Heidegarten von Schneverdingen, © Erlebniswelt Lüneburger Heide / Markus Tiemann
© Erlebniswelt Lüneburger Heide / Markus Tiemann


The nature reserve Höpen, nature reserve Osterheide and the fascinating Pietzmoor invite you to relax in the Lüneburg Heath.

Ilmenauradweg, © Lüneburger Heide GmbH / Dominik Ketz
© Lüneburger Heide GmbH / Dominik Ketz

Ilmenau Cycle Route

  • Type of tour: Circular tour
  • Tour length: 185 km
Flug der Dämonen, © Heide Park Resort
© Heide Park Resort

Heide-Park Soltau

Escape from everyday life, into an extraordinary adventure: Northern Germany's largest adventure park, the Heide-Park Resort in Soltau, boasts over 40 attractions and shows.

Oker near Hillerse, © www.boots-touren.de
© www.boots-touren.de


  • Level of difficulty: Beginner
  • Tour length: 87 km
  • Highest point: 95m
Misselhorner Heide, © Lüneburger Heide GmbH / Markus Tiemann
© Lüneburger Heide GmbH / Markus Tiemann


Bispingen offers a combination of nature experience, tradition of the Lüneburg Heath, sport, culture and leisure fun.

Kubaflamingo, © Weltvogelpark Walsrode
© Weltvogelpark Walsrode

Walsrode Bird Park

The 240,000 square metres of parkland and gardens are worth a visit to discover the secrets of the bird world at any time of year.

Am Stintmarkt Lüneburg, © Lüneburger Heide GmbH/Markus Tiemann
© Lüneburger Heide GmbH/Markus Tiemann


Aller-Radweg bei Bosse, © Tourismusregion Aller-Leine-Tal / Mirko Krenzel
© Tourismusregion Aller-Leine-Tal / Mirko Krenzel

Aller Cycle Route

  • Type of tour: Straight-course tour
  • Tour length: 253 km
  • Highest point: 180m

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