Mueden (Oertze): Haußelberg Hill - heathlands with beautiful views
Some particularly beautiful heathlands stretch around the 118 m high “Hausselberg” near Mueden (Oertze) in the Suedheide Nature Park .
Starting on the hiker car park, after about 30 minutes’ walk you will reach a little mountain hut offering you a marvellous view to enjoy the varied landscape.
A mountain with history
The German astronomer and physicist Karl-Friedrich Gauss used Hausselberg Hill in 1828 as a measuring point for the land survey ordered by the royal house of Hanover. You can find an imitation of the “Gauss' stone” when traversing the “mountain ridge”. We recommend the bicycle track "En route to Gauss' survey points" to follow the steps of this great mathematician.
Hiking paradise Suedheide
Discover Hausselberg Hill by foot. Start at the hiker car park “Gerdehaus”, which, with its barbecue and playground area, invites you to take a break in natural surroundings for a while. Past the heathlands of the north slope, the spatially close co-existence of heath and pine forests shows the aspiration of the forest to conquer the heath. On the hillside the path meets with wide heathlands. Clearly signposted bicycle and hiking tracks lead through the whole area. You can find an overview of the different tours below this article in the section “This may interest you”. The so-called “ Heidschnuckenweg ” (moorland sheep trail), voted as Germany's most beautiful hiking trail in 2014, also passes through this area.
Take part in a guided full moon hike on the Hausselberg.
How to get to Gerdehaus car park:
Drive on the L280 Mueden (Oertze) towards Unterluess, turn right after about 6 km in Gerdehaus towards the parking “Gerdehaus”. The parking area is signposted on the L 280 marked “P Naturpark Suedheide” and “Heide am Hausselberg”
Coordinates: N 52° 52.79073', E 010° 11.10764'