Undeloh: Heath Experience Centre
Heath Experience Centre - learn about the Heath
Extensive knowledge is clearly conveyed about Lüneburg Heath and there is something to discover for everyone.
We start with burial mounds, which are proof of human habitation of Lüneburg Heath from an early age. This can be explored here from the inside. By opening the secret doors in the form of erratic boulders, you will discover exciting information on the subject of "man and stone".
You will learn how these graves were constructed, what burial objects there were, and also the plundering of the graves will be discussed.
We will see that in the early days there were heather plants in our region. In the course of excavations, we have found heather plaggen on and under the historic tombs.
Discover the centuries-old cultural landscape of Lüneburg Heath and find out why it is not easy to leave everything unmanaged in Lüneburg Heath Nature Reserve. How has the Verein Naturschutzpark e.V. (VNP) and the Stiftung Naturschutzpark significantly contributed to the preservation of this impressive landscape? And what is the VNP and the Stiftung doing to preserve the whole variety of plants and animals adapted to the habitats of heathland, wetland, and forest?
The way of life and work of the old heathland farmers is also discussed and presented – what characterized their way of doing business.
All this and much more is impressively demonstrated through historical photos and films on a variety of topics such as heathland management or modern forestry with special consideration of nature and species conservation.
You will be amazed by the Heathland Experience Centre - before or after a walk or bike ride through the nature reserve...
The Heathland Experience Centre is open every day and admission is free!
There is a cafeteria with local product,s such as Heidschnucken bratwurst or heathland potatoes, as well as specialty coffees or a cool apple juice from the historical orchard of the VNP-Stiftung Nature Reserve.
In addition, you will find a shop that offers many things large and small, with which you can take home as gifts or souvenirs: decorations, wooden toys, regional products, literature on Lüneburg Heath Nature Reserve and much more invite you to browse, look, and shop.
Access from A7 motorway exit Egestorf