Mueden an der Oertze is a romantic holiday destination in Lueneburg Heath. This well-preserved timber-frame village has an enchanting charm and picturesque nooks. Mueden (Oertze) is rightly called “Pearl of the Heath”.
Quaint Heath village with character
Nowhere else is the typical heath village quiet as lively as in Mueden. Bumpy cobblestone roads, bridges over small rivers and timber-framed houses, old estates and gnarled oak trees in the historical town centre: It seems as if Mueden has come straight out of a “Countryside” magazine. One can even celebrate a romantic wedding in the renovated watermill in Mueden.
The readers of the HOERZU magazine have voted Mueden (Oertze) on place 13 of 100 of the most beautiful holiday destinations in Germany.
Variety of landscape
The town reminds many visitors of Keitum on the island of Sylt, given that water also plays an important role in Mueden thanks to Lake Heidesee and the river Oertze . It is a pleasure to enjoy the peace and quiet of the lakeside with its maritime atmosphere, watching the dragonflies.
The varied landscape of the nature park Suedheide with its vast heathlands, extensive forests, pristine river valleys of Wietze and Oertze guarantees pure nature holidays. Heathlands such as the famous “Wietzer Berg” or the “Hausselberg” are close by and the well-signposted bicycle and hiking trails invite you to excursions into the unique nature of the Southern Heath.
Mueden offers you a great variety of leisure activities:
- Carriage rides
- Guided cycle and hiking tours
- Eco-friendly canoeing on the river Oertze
- Sailing and paddling on Lake Heidesee
- Wild life and adventure park
Hotels with a lot of character, comfortable holiday apartments, nice holiday rooms and a modern youth hostel are waiting for you. Let us spoil you with local and international specialities in one of our restaurants and enjoy the hospitality of the heath.
We are convinced: Mueden (Oertze) will enchant you.