The Heide-ErlebnisZentrum in Undeloh gives you the “key to the heath”. The modern, interactive exhibition provides information about the history of the heath from its formation in the Ice Age to modern heath care on three floors.
In the basement, you can learn how ice and wind shaped the landscape during the Ice Age. On the ground floor, heath farmers, shepherds, and beekeepers talk about their work. On the upper floor, you can see what the VNP is doing with animal and machine landscape keepers to preserve the unique cultural landscape
Admission is free.
In the café and on the terrace of the Heide-ErlebnisZentrum you can enjoy small meals as well as cake and coffee specialities.
The Lueneburg Heath nature reserve begins directly behind the Heide-ErlebnisZentrum and invites you to explore it on foot, by bike or even on horseback.
Winter time: Saturday to Sunday 11:00 to 16:00 hrs (subject to change)
The free exhibition with lots of interesting information about the Heath is currently only available to a limited extent. Please register at the counter.
The Heidemuseum “Dat ole Huus” is located in the centre of the idyllic heath village of Wilsede, which can only be reached on foot, by bicycle or by horse-drawn carriage.
In one of the oldest farmhouses in the Lüneburg Heath nature reserve, you get an insight into life and work on a heath farm in the time around 1850. At that time, there was no chimney in the houses, cooking was done over an open hearth fire, and people and animals lived under one roof.
The museum offers guided tours for a fee, during which you can find out what is behind the German equivalents of the adages “putting your foot down” and “putting your foot in your mouth” and where the term “Plackerei (drudgery)” originally comes from.
The entrance fee includes a visit to the exhibition sheep shed on the Emhoff, where changing exhibitions about the cultural landscape of Lüneburg Heath are shown.
Nature Information House in Niederhaverbeck with the “Bienenwelten (Bee Worlds)” exhibition
The “Hans-Pforte-Haus” of the Haverbeckhof not only houses guest rooms, but also a modern exhibition about bees.
Visitors can find out
what is special about bees and heath beekeepers
what are the special features wax and honey
and which tools heather beekeepers used to work with in the past and today.
You can also visit the bee shop. There you will find, depending on the season, different kinds of honey from beekeepers from the nature reserve and small and useful things around bees like honey soaps, Lindesa hand cream and honey sweets.
15 July to 15 October daily from 10:00 to 17:00 hrs (subject to change)