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Right at the beginning of this stage is the heart of the Lüneburg Heath (German: Lüneburger Heide). The wide heath areas around the Wilseder Berg were one seedbeds of nature conservation in Germany. In addition to the Wilseder Berg, the highlights of this stage include the car-free museum village of Wilsede and above all the Totengrund, a dry valley which was home to the first nature reserve in the Lüneburg Heath.

It is perhaps less spectacular after the Totengrund , but still charming as forest and meadow paths lead to Behringen and then to Bispingen.

Last text update: 23.02.2017

Author(s) of this stage description: Daniel Seekamp

Translation by: Michael Alger


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Hof Hartig Undeloh Kreuz-Icon
Pension Sander Book at booking.com (Ad) Behringen / Bispingen Kreuz-Icon
Camping Brunautal Bispingen-Behringen Kreuz-Icon Kreuz-Icon
Pension Haus Monika Bispingen Kreuz-Icon
DJH Jugendherberge Bispingen Bispingen Kreuz-Icon

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Wilseder Berg / Lüneburg Heath nature reserve

The Wilseder Berg is with 169,2m height the highest elevation of the Lüneburg Heath. The open heath landscape surrounding it is a popular excursion destination, especially during the heather blossom (August/September).

To the Wikipedia article "Lüneburger Heath"


The village of Wilsede, situated in the middle of the Lüneburg Heath nature reserve and closed to general motor traffic, consists mainly of old farmhouses that are well worth seeing. A heath museum and various gastronomic facilities invite you to stay.

Tumulus group Behringen

A short circular trail with some information boards leads through a complex with 27 burial mounds.  In the Lüneburg Heath about 1.000 grave mounds are known.


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