spring in the heath
The Lüneburger Heide – a sea of millions of tiny purple flowers, interrupted by isolated green heath areas. This is how nature presents itself during the heath bloom – a natural landscape that is unique in Europe in this form. The largest continuous heath areas in Western Europe can be found in the Lüneburg Heath area.
Experience the heath blossom during an extensive walk or a relaxed bicycle tour in bright sunshine. Or start with a covered wagon organized by the district into the Lüneburger Heide and enjoy nature in its most untouched form. Snuggling jumps over the heath and the light wind carries the scent of sun-warm flowers to you. From July, the heath slowly begins to dress in its purple robe, and from August to September you can admire the heath in its most magnificent form. As ideal starting points we recommend Undeloh, Handeloh as well as Schneverdingen and Bispingen.
Trips to the heath
The bottom of the grave in Bispingen
Ca. 40 kilometres from the Hotel Landhaus Wachtelhof, in the middle of the nature reserve, lies the Totengrund – what sounds like a mystical valley is in reality one of the most beautiful heath areas of all. Especially in spring, when the meadows and forests change from a dreary grey to a radiant green, visitors from near and far are drawn to the heath. Small hills and valleys make the Totengrund something very special.
Moors shrouded in legend tell of times long past, a colourful variety of plants and animals are just waiting to be discovered by you. Walk on a plank over the Pietzmoor and learn interesting information about the flora and fauna of the moor. Ten information boards illustrate the historical history of the origin of the Pietzmoor.