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



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.

Couple is canoeing on the Ilmenau river in the Lüneburger Heide, © Lüneburger Heide GmbH / Dominik Ketz
© Lüneburger Heide GmbH / Dominik Ketz


  • Level of difficulty: Beginner
  • Tour length: 52 km
  • Highest point: 38m
© Center Parcs
© Center Parcs

Center Parcs Bispinger Heide (Lüneburg Heath)

If you are looking for a spectacular holiday, then Center Parcs Germany on Bispinger Heide near Hamburg is just the place for you.

Stay in the middle of wild animals in a ranger lodge in Serengeti Park, © Serengeti-Park Hodenhagen GmbH
© Serengeti-Park Hodenhagen GmbH

Serengeti-Park Hodenhagen

Africa on Lüneburger Heide – the Sepe family has been running a unique and innovative zoo concept since 1974.

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.

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

Ilmenau Cycle Route

  • Type of tour: Circular tour
  • Tour length: 185 km
Hiking break at the Brunsberg, © Lüneburger Heide GmbH / Dominik Ketz
© Lüneburger Heide GmbH / Dominik Ketz

Heidschnuckenweg hiking trail

  • Type of tour: Straight-course tour
  • Tour length: 654 km
Oker near Hillerse, © www.boots-touren.de
© www.boots-touren.de


  • Level of difficulty: Beginner
  • Tour length: 87 km
  • Highest point: 95m
Children's group in the Snow Dome Bispingen, © Snow Dome Bispingen
© Snow Dome Bispingen

Snow Dome Bispingen

300 meters long and up to 100 meters wide, the SNOW DOME in the Lüneburg Heath will be the widest ski hall in Europe.

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Lüneburger Heide GmbH

Wallstr. 4
21335 Lüneburg
Phone: +49 (0) 4131 / 309 39 60