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



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.

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


  • Level of difficulty: Beginner
  • Tour length: 87 km
  • Highest point: 95m
Hiking break at the Brunsberg, © Lüneburger Heide GmbH / Dominik Ketz
© Lüneburger Heide GmbH / Dominik Ketz

Heidschnuckenweg hiking trail

  • Type of tour: Straight-course tour
  • Level of difficulty: easy
  • Tour length: 219 km
  • Highest point: 166m
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 Lüneburg Heath – the Sepe family has been running a unique and innovative zoo concept since 1974.

Centre Parcs Bispinger Heide, © Sander Baks
© Sander Baks

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.

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Lüneburger Heide GmbH

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