Welcome to Hermannsburg!


    The heath town of Hermannsburg is situated at the heart of Suedheide Nature Park. Located in the scenically beautiful Oertze valley, Hermannsburg is surrounded by various woodlands and the heath expanses of Suedheide. Hermannsburg is a rural resort with ideal conditions for recharging your batteries on a holiday in nature


    What makes Hermannsburg so special?

    Hermannsburg lies in  Naturpark Südheide  on the edge of the Central Luess Plateau. This varied landscape is home to expanses of heath such as: 

    The  primeval Luess Forest  also belongs to this area and, together with the heath areas, makes Hermannsburg particularly attractive for nature lovers. The River Oertze, named by renowned poet Hermann Loens as “the heath’s most authentic river” in his works, flows through the heart of the town. 

    Hermannsburg: a place with a missionary history


    Hermannsburg has three churches all in all:

    • Große Kreuzkirche
    • Kleine Kreuzkirche
    • St.-Peter-Paul-Kirche

    The large number of churches in Hermannsburg can be traced back to a long missionary history that is still of significance to the town to this day. Visitors with an interest in culture have an opportunity to learn many interesting facts about the town’s history and view corresponding exhibitions at the  Ludwig-Harms-Haus building. There is also a lot to discover and learn about those times and the history of the heath town at the  Heimatmuseum  over the road. 

    Activities around and about Hermannsburg


    Cycling and hiking tours

    You can set off  on a bicycle tour on the sign-posted cycle path network  or discover the heath and woodlands  hiking on expansive trails   directly from your holiday residence. Guided tours are also on the programme menu. 

    Paddle tours

    A paddling tours on River Oertze  in the summer gives you an opportunity to “experience” the Oertze valley from a different perspective. 


    Would you like to bring your own horses? Various riding centres and farms with stables are at your service in and around Hermannsburg. You can discover  the region on horseback on a 400 km network of bridle paths.


    Carriage rides

    Covered wagon rides through heath and woodland are highly recommendable during the warm season. Make use of our  event calendar  to find out what’s going on during your stay.


    Around and about Hermannsburg


    It is not least the town’s central location in relations to the numerous excursion destinations in Lueneburg Heath that makes a holiday in Hermannsburg so attractive: 

    • Museum Village Hoesseringen
    • Timber-framed town of Celle
    • Walsrode Bird Sanctuary
    • The Otter Centre in Hankensbuettel
    • The Mill Museum
    • Heidepark amusement park  

    All of these attractions and many more are just 30 to 60 minutes away by car.


    Holidaying in Hermannsburg


    Whether you’re coming for just a few days or a longer stay: Hermannsburg and the surrounding area have a lot to offer. Many  modern and cosy accommodation options  are at your disposal – private rooms and holiday apartments as well as various comfortably equipped hotels. 


    Culinary art in Hermannsburg


    Our varied and qualified cafés and restaurants serve seasonal dishes and regional specialities:

    Moorland lamb specialities, game from the region, mushroom dishes, asparagus and naturally our heath potatoes are especially popular.

    We will be pleased to give you some personalised tips, book your accommodation and advise you on what to do on holiday in Hermannsburg.  Just pop in and see us at the Tourist Information Office  at the town hall.


    We look forward to seeing you in Hermannsburg!

    Am Markt 3
    29320 Hermannsburg

    Tourist Information 05052 / 6574
    Tourist Information 05052 / 6549
    opening hours
    November 1 - Easter Mo - Fr 10 am - 12 noon
    Easter - October 31 Mo - Su 9 am - 12 noon
    Mo - Fr 2 pm - 5 pm
    holiday 9 am - 12 noon