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Döhle: Döhler Heath/Hörpeler Heath

©Alex Kassner/Lüneburger Heide GmbH
©Alex Kassner/Lüneburger Heide GmbH
©Alex Kassner/Lüneburger Heide GmbH
©Alex Kassner/Lüneburger Heide GmbH
©Alex Kassner/Lüneburger Heide GmbH

The romantic Heath village of
Döhle is located in the immediate vicinity of Lüneburg Heath Nature Reserve and
is thus an optimal location for your activities. Immerse yourself in the
romantic, varied landscape of Lüneburg Heath.

Directly from the large car park,
you can take lovely walking, cycling and riding trails in the Nature Reserve.
So you can enjoy the large, wide-open heath landscapes and the beautiful
forests and meadows, "car-free".

Start your venture at the large car
park in Döhle and follow the signs to Wilsede. After the small heath stream "Schmale Aue", turn left
to the sheepfold, which already serves as a landmark from afar. A Heidschnucken
herd of the VNP (Nature Park Association) has its home here. With a bit of
luck, you can watch the animals going out or being driven in. A special
experience for young and old.

Find out more about the flora and
fauna of the heath on a information panel which is located close to the

The path leads you further into
the open heathland of Döhler Heath. Lovely curving paths always offer new,
beautiful views of the low hilly heathland.

Carriage rides: carriage
 on Döhler Heide are offered almost daily from the car park
in Döhle in August / September. The qualified
can tell you a lot of interesting facts about the management and
cultivation of the Heath or the heathland traditions.

Walkers will find a
large selection of footpaths. For a short walk, there are circular trails
around Döhle and Döhler Heath. If you want to go to Wilsede and
Berg (169 m)
via Döhler Heath, you need to plan a bit more time. After
about 9 km you reach the contemplative Heidedorf Wilsede, which can only be
reached on foot, by horse, carriage, or bicycle. The direct rout from Döhle to
Wilsede is 5 km. Today about 40 people still live in the museum village of Wilsede,
with its typical thatched houses, old fences and unique flair. In the 20th
century, some of the houses were rebuilt or restored. For example, the oldest
open-air museum in Germany is "Dat ole Huus" Heath Museum, which
realistically portrays the life of a Heidjer family in the 19th century with
furniture, costumes and implements.

Bicycles: The Lüneburg
Heath Cycle Route or the Lüneburg Heath Tour are the best known cycle paths to
and from Döhle. Also easily accessible by bike are: Döhler Heath, Wilsede,
Undeloh, and Hörpel. Rental bicycles are available from Hotel Acht Linden in

Hörpel: the
attractions in Hörpel include the small church in the centre, as well as the Calluna
porcelain factory. Here you can watch the porcelain production and purchase
porcelain items from Lüneburg Heath.


A7 exit Evendorf. Then via
Evendorf to Döhle. In the centre of Döhle there is a large car park, which you
can use free of charge.