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Exhibitions and museums of the VNP

It is a priority for the Verein Naturschutzpark e.V. (VNP) to acquaint visitors with the natural and historical highlights of the nature reserve. Visit the exhibitions and museums and learn more about the Lueneburg Heath!

Heide-ErlebnisZentrum in Undeloh • Heath museum “Dat ole Huus” in Wilsede • Nature Information House Niederhaverbeck with the “Bienenwelten (Bee worlds)” exhibition

Heide-ErlebnisZentrum in Undeloh

VNP Heide-ErlebnisZentrum with café in Undeloh | Photo: Christian Burmester

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.

Opening hours

Temporarily closed until June 20, 2023!

Wednesday to Sunday
10:30 am to 4:30 pm
(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.


Owned by VNP-Naturpark GmbH
Wilseder Straße 23
21274 Undeloh
Phone: +49 4189 818648
Fax: +49 4189 818652
Email: hez@verein-naturschutzpark.de
Website: www.verein-naturschutzpark.de/en/heide-erlebniszentrum

Heath museum “Dat ole Huus” in Wilsede

Entrance of the Heidemuseum "Dat ole Huus" in Wilsede with "Grootdör" (big door) | Photo: Christian Burmester

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.

More information about Wilsede and the Heath museum

Exterior view of the museum store and "Milchhalle" in the village center of Wilsede | Photo: Christian Burmester

When you are in Wilsede, also visit the Milchhalle and the museum shop. There you can enjoy a meal the Heidjer way – regional, inexpensive, good.

Opening hours

15 July to 15 October
daily from 10:00 to 16:00 hrs
(subject to change)

Admission: 3,00 €
Children up to 16 years: free
Groups of 12 or more: 2,50 €


During the season:
Heath museum Wilsede
Phone: +49 4175 802933

Out of season:
VNP office
Phone: +49 5198 982430
Email: info@verein-naturschutzpark.de

Nature Information House in Niederhaverbeck with the “Bienenwelten (Bee Worlds)” exhibition

Hans-Pforte-Haus mit der Ausstellung "Bienenwelten" | Foto: Christian Burmester

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.

Opening hours

15 July to 15 October
daily from 10:00 to 17:00 hrs
(subject to change)

Admission is free.


“Bienenwelten” in the
Natur­e Information Centre
Niederhaverbeck No. 3
29646 Bispingen
Phone: +49 5198 379
Out of season:
phone: +49 5198 982430
Email: info@verein-naturschutzpark.de

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