The Lueneburg Heath Nature Reserve
The heath areas around the Wilseder Berg are among the largest contiguous heaths in the north-western European Geest and belong to the 234 km2 Lueneburg Heath Nature Reserve. Founded in 1922, it is now one of the oldest nature reserves in Germany and is part of the European NATURA 2000 system of protected areas.
We have compiled photos of typical plants of the heath areas, the nutrient-poor grasslands, the heath and raised bogs, the fields and the pond bottoms.
Discover animal species of the heath, the sparse forest edges, the meadows and the streams as well as the ponds and bogs.
Heathland must be permanently maintained, otherwise it will disappear.
Landscape management according to Bioland guidelines on our Tütsberg Farm
We work according to the motto “nature conservation through use”.
Offers for school classes and day-care groups spark interest in nature.
Our work also includes the protection and preservation of historic buildings such as sheep sheds and bee enclosures.
Frequently asked questions
Here you will find our answers to frequently asked questions
about the VNP and the Lueneburg Heath Nature Reserve.
When does the heath blossom?
As a rule of thumb, the heath blooms every year from 8th August to 9th September. Depending on the weather, the main flowering period can also shift slightly.
How big is the nature reserve?
The Lueneburg Heath nature reserve is 234 km2 in size.
What does the abbreviation “VNP” mean?
VNP = Verein Naturschutzpark Lüneburger Heide. The abbreviation includes both the association and the foundation Naturschutzpark Lüneburger Heide.
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Donate & Help
The Verein Naturschutzpark e.V. was founded on the initiative of a group of dedicated people. Even after more than 100 years of tradition, the fate of the conservation and protection of the heath is based on the members of the association and numerous supporters and sponsors. Please help us!
Become a member
Members of the Verein Naturschutzpark e.V. enjoy many benefits. With their membership fees and donations the help to preserve this unique landscape.
Help to safeguard and develop our cultural landscape and natural areas for future generations!