The abbreviation VNP stands for three institutions in one: The association "Verein Naturschutzpark e.V.", the foundation "Stiftung Naturschutzpark Lüneburger Heide" and the limited company "VNP-Naturpark GmbH".
The work of the foundation and the corporation implements the aim of the association: Preserving and devopling the realm as a whole.
The Verein Naturschutzpark e.V. (abbreviated „VNP“) is one of the oldest private nature conservation organisations in Germany. It was established in Munich in 1909 with the target of large scale nature conservation. Following the model of American National Parks the association wants to protect and to take care of impressive landscapes, especially the Luneburg Heathland and its typical flora and fauna being worth to be preserved.
The foundation "VNP Stiftung Naturschutzpark Lüneburger Heide" was evolved from the association “Verein Naturschutzpark Lüneburger Heide e.V.” (VNP) in 2002. All assets without restriction as well as all rights and duties were assigned to the foundation by 1st of January 2008. The foundation’s targets are identical to the association’s based on charter of the foundation. The overlap of management staff of foundation and association helps to guarantee the association’s idea of safeguarding the Lüneburg Heath eternally. Therefore, the abbreviation VNP stands for the foundation as well as the association.
The foundation Stiftung Naturschutzpark Lüneburger Heide is a foundation of legal capacity of public law. Purpose of the foundation is the sponsorship of the tasks of the non-profit association Verein Naturschutzpark e.V.
Our limited company is responsible for the management of ancillaries being based on economic principles. The following belong to them: Milchhalle and Museum's shop in Wilsede, the hotel “Landhaus Havebeckhof” in Niederhaverbeck and the “Hotel Hof Tütsberg” close to Schneverdingen, as well as the Heide-ErlebnisZentrum in Undeloh.
Our grastronomic outlets emphasise using regional products like Heidschnucke and buckwheat.