Places of interest - In and around Hermannsburg
Hermannsburg – the perfect place for vacation Distance from hotel 0 km
Hermannsburg is a place in the middle of the southern Lüneburg Heath with a story of more than 1.000 years. The wonderful forest and heath landscape will fill you with enthusiasm. The municipality is named after its founder Hermann Billung and a castle that was probably located where the cemetery is today. It was founded in 94, when several farmers and tradesmen settled between the church and the castle. With that, the political and religious municipality Hermannsburg developed. The Billung family reigned over the region until 116, during the Prussian reformation Hermannsburg was assigned to the administrative district Celle.
In the 19th century, Hermannsburg gained in importance and obtained a worldwide reputation when the pastor Ludwig Harms founded the Hermannsburger Mission in 1849. First, he sent missionaries to Africa and later to other continents. Because of that, there are cities in South Africa and Australia that are named Hermannsburg. The development of Hermannsburg is closely linked to the development of the nowadays Lutheran-Protestant missionary station in Lower Saxony.
In 1973, Hermannsburg celebrated its millennium. Hermannsburg is separated by the river Örtze and the Örtzepark and counts with its five parts Baven, Beckedorf, Bonstorf, Oldendorf and Weesen 8.500 inhabitants. The peaceful location and the rural orientated environment are ideal conditions for a relaxing holiday in the nature. Therefore, Hermannsburg and the area around the municipality are predestined for hikes in the nature park Südheide/ Lüneburg Heath, bicycle tours or a trip with a horse carriage. Take advantage of the broad offer be part of an organized guided tour. Besides that, the Lüneburg Heath is probably the region with the most nature and amusement parks in Europe, which you should not miss!
Nature Park Südheide Distance from hotel 0,2 km
The BEST WESTERN Hotel Heidehof is surrounded by the Nature Park South Heath. It is with its 480 km², a significant part of the Lüneburg Heath. The nature park Südheide is situated a few kilometers in north of Celle. With a total area of 480 km² it is an important part of the Lüneburg Heath. Almost the whole area is protected and the landscape is dominated by coherent forests. A special place to visit is the nature reserve in the Lüßwald where you can experience a unique atmosphere for long walks or riding out during every time of the year. The beautiful Heath areas with its own cultural history are one of the most important components of the nature park. You can also have a lot of fun in the water with activities like canoeing or paddling on the river Örtze. It is your choice if you want to discover the nature by yourself or if you want to be a part of a guided tour. The tourism information is always ready to help you with choosing the right tour.
Tel.: +49 (0)5141 / 916 469
Örtze Valley Distance from hotel 0,5 km
The Örtze-Tal is a nature reserve with a total area of 330 hectare with romantic villages in the middle of the Lüneburg Heath. The offered canoeing and paddling tours on the river Örtze are particularly popular because you can observe the uniquenesses of the Lüneburg Heath from the water.
Am Markkt 3
Tel.: +49 (0)5052 / 65 47
Lüneburg Heath Distance from hotel 1,1 km
The BEST WESTERN Hotel Heidehof is idyllically located in the southern Lüneburg Heath, also known as South Heath Nature Park and. The nature park Lüneburg Heath is with its area of 107.000 hectare very versatile. Here, you can find everything from impressive Heath areas over mystical moors to splashing streams. It was the first nature park which was founded in Germany and today, it is one of the biggest and best-known of its kind. The heart of the nature park is the nature reserve Lüneburg Heath where the biggest coherent heath areas of Central Europe develop their whole beauty in late summer. A special point from where you can experience the spectacular view is the Wilseder Berg. The nature park is a popular place for hikers, bicyclists and riders because they can enjoy the fresh and car-free air.
21423 Winsen (Luhe)
Tel.: +49 (0)4171 / 693 139
Iserhatsche Bispingen Distance from hotel 26,6
The Iserhatsche in Bispingen is a country park with a total area of 23 hectare. The Jagdvilla was the first major attraction and gradually, the park was expanded by further interesting sights such as the Montagnetto and the Eisenpark.
Tel.: +49 (0)5194 / 12 06
The crazy House Distance from hotel 30,3 km
The crazy house in Bispingen turns everything upside-down. Be introduced into a completely crazy and twisted world. Not only the whole house stands on the roof, the entire interior is upside-down as well. Gravity just does not seem to exist here. The crazy world leads you through two floors with a total area of about 11m² in nine rooms. Besides that, the house has an inclination of 5-6 degrees. That does not seem very much, but it affects your sense of balance noticeably. Even the way to and around the house is paved lopsided. A special highlight is the crazy TV program in the living room. It shows the picture of a surveillance camera which is upside-down as well, so it looks like you walk in the living room on the ceiling.
The crazy House
Tel.: +49 (0)160 / 921 926 76
Animal Park in Eschede Distance from hotel 24 km
The Animal Park in Eschede welcomes you 365 days a year to the world of animals that mostly were actors in films or TV series. Experience 70 different species of animals on 120.000 m² with a picturesque atmosphere. Here you will find a place of tranquility and you can discover the unique love and trust that the trainers display towards the animals. Children can experience a lot of adventure and learn about the animals in a spectacular way. The animals have incredible characters and you see how the balance keeps them healthy and happy.
Am Aschenberg 27
Tel.: +49 (0)5142 / 98 72 29
Designer-Outlet Soltau Distance from hotel 28 km
The Designer Outlet Soltau is no ordinary shopping center. The shops in the premium Designer Outlet Soltau are run by the manufacturers themselves or by their exclusive trading partners. They offer 30-70% discount on the retail price of the last year collections which is a dream for every customer. The sections Sport & Outdoor, Shoes, Leather, living, accessories and children's clothing create a balanced mix. The architecture of the so-called Village Designer Outlet Soltau is based on a naturally grown village. Examples for brands are BENCH, Daniel Hechter, Esprit, Gant, Hallhuber, Lacoste, Nike, STRENESSE and Tom Tailor.
Wietzendorfer Str. 6
Tel.: +49 (0)5191 / 60 280
Heidepark Soltau Distance from hotel 33 km
The Lüneburg Heath is probably the region with the most nature and amusement parks in Europe. In the fantastic world of adventure of Northern Germany's biggest family and leisure park is 850,000 m² to discover a lot of fun: with 120 kilometers per hour on COLOSSOS, the fastest and tallest wooden roller coaster in the world down or experience the daring adventures of the pirates in the new bay of the skull and crossbones pirate. Times can really blow through the catapult launch coaster DESERT RACE or experience with SCREAM, the tallest gyro-drop tower in the world the free fall of about 70 meters. The latest major attraction at Heide-Park Resort in Soltau has made a name since the spring of 2011 as a terrible sea monster in the bay of the skull and crossbones pirate. The Heide-Park offers countless ways to spend a fun-filled day with the whole family. Children experience with radiant eyes WICHTEL HOUSE TRAIN, the RED BARON or MONZA CIRCUIT, look forward to the show with Spencer and his friends, or in the two water rides, can whiz through the even courageous four year old down even ever really wet.
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Heide Park 1
Tel. +49 (0)1805 / 919 101
Otter centre Hankensbüttel Distance from hotel 41 km
The unique nature experience center is located in the heart of the Heidmark and is unlike any other zoo. Information about rare and fascinating animals and their habitats are taught in an exciting way. Here, the fun of experiencing the nature is the most important goal. You have the chance to get to know the otter and its closest relatives in their natural habitats as well as the almost extinct otter dog. You can also talk directly to the people who look after the animals, so no question is left out. There are also numerous adventure games and new playing areas which invite young and old to stay. Furthermore, a new bridge with many surprises and thrilling features goes across the Isenhagener lake since 29.
Tel.: +49 (0)5832 / 980 80
Ralf Schumacher Kart & Bowl Distance from hotel 42 km
Experience a Formula 1 feeling at the Ralf Schumacher Kart & Bowl. Anyone who thinks that this meets only the interests of Kart fans will be shown the contrary: the kart center annually attracts over 2, visitors of all ages. In 1996, the outdoor track was designed and built and the success resulted in the design of an indoor track. The fact alone that there is an original race car of Ralf Schumacher at the entrance increases the excited anticipation. Naturally, the security is the most important aspect. Because of that, the karts are technically serviced daily and replaced every year with the latest models. There are also special karts for children with reduced power available in the indoor area, so they can already practice in early years.
Ralf Schumacher Kart & Bowl
Tel.: +49 (0)5194 / 98 20 50
Wildlife Park Lüneburg Heath Distance from hotel 44,6 km
Situated in on the edge of the nature reserve, the wildlife park Lüneburg Heath invites you to relax and to marvel at 1.200 animals such as the snow leopard, the brown bear, the wolf or the raccoon. Whether young or old, the slogan "nature adventure" guarantees that you will spend an unforgettable day at the wildlife park.
The Wildlife Park
Tel.: +49 (0)4184 / 893 90
Vogelpark Walsrode Distance from hotel 55 km
In the Lüneburg Heath is the largest bird park in the world. We invite you to explore exciting tropics houses, exotic free flight halls and rich bird aviaries. The countless species of trees and flowers makes a colorful and ever-changing scenery. Seven fascinating indoor attractions of 5.000 m2 invite you to an exciting visit even when the weather is cold or rainy. Take part in the daily feeding shows of the animals and marvel at the spectacular air shows.
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Am Vogelpark 0
Tel.: +49 (0)5161 / 604 40
Barefoot park Egestorf – Barfußpark Egestorf Distance from hotel 58 km
The Barefoot Park Egestorf offers a great experience at 60 stations with different floor coverings such as water, stones or glass balls. The nature adventure park with approximately 14 hectare is located within the nature reserve. Here, you experience the nature in a new way: many interactive stations such as scented boxes or a phone tree await a thrilling discovery.
Tel.: +49 (0)4175 / 15 16
Serengeti-Park Hodenhagen Distance from hotel 60 km
Be transferred to Africa in the Serengeti-Park in Hodenhagen. Over 1.500 free-roaming animals can be seen on the wide open spaces of the park. You can either take your own car through the area, or use the bus tour that is offered. For children it is a unique experience when a giraffe sticks his head through the bus door, a monkey jumps onto the roof or a rhino baby comes along. In addition to the animal world, there are other large areas in the Serengeti-Park such as the Monkey World or the leisure world with fairground rides. The Serengeti Park is also committed to the conservation of endangered species and tries to offer the animals a particularly adaptable and peaceful landscape.
Am Safaripark 1
Tel.: +49 (0)5164 / 979 90
Ludwig-Harms-House Distance from hotel 0,7 km
In the Ludwig-Harms-House you gain an overview of the moving missionary history of Hermannsburg. The pastor Ludwig Harms founded the Hermannsburger Mission in 1849. First, he sent missionaries to Africa and later to other continents.
Tel.: +49 (0)5052 / 69 277
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Petroleum museum - Deutsches Erdölmuseum Wietze Distance from hotel 26,1 km
A lot of information about the historical development of petroleum can be found in the petroleum museum in Wietze. The first successful drilling for oil was carried out in 1858 in Wietze and just a few decades later, the greed for petroleum broke out. The museum is located at the former petroleum area and the still working conveyors are particularly impressive.
Deutsches Erdölmuseum Wietze
Schwarzer Weg 7-9
Tel.: +49 (0)5146 / 92 340
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Convent Wienhausen Distance from hotel 29,1 km
The former Zisterzienserinnen-convent is a perfect example of the redbrick Gothik from northern Germany and it has a huge significance for Wienhausen. The convent was founded in 1230 by the duchess Agnes and nowadays it is probably the best-known convent of the six Lüneburg Heath convents. It can be only visited in combination with a guided tour which is carried out by the inhabitants of the convent. The unique atmosphere transports you back in the past and in the end, you can finish the tour with a walk through the park of the convent.
An der Kirche 1
Tel.: +49 (0)5149 / 86 60
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Windmill- and Watermill Museum Gifhorn Distance from hotel 48,7 km
There are 15 mills of original size on the terrain with a total size of 150.000 m2. The heart of the museum is a hall with around 40 windmills and watermills from all over the world. The visitors have been filled with enthusiasm since 1980 and they can visit the museum even more than one time because the museum expands further and far.
Wind- und Wassermühlenmuseum Gifhorn
Tel.: +49 (0)5371 / 554 66
Celle Distance from hotel 23,5 km
While going for a walk through Celle, you notice rapidly that the city reminds you of a fairytale. In Celle is the oldest, still active castle theatre and the biggest half-timbered house in Europe. The ducal castle in the old town is already reason enough to visit the city. You still can feel some traces of the past and you just cannot compare the atmosphere with another city.
Celle Tourismus und Marketing GmbH
Tel.: +49 (0)5141 / 1212
Lüneburg Distance from hotel 50,7 km
The Hanseatic city Lüneburg is over 1.050 years old and is one of the most fascinating cities in Nothern Germany. It combines the historical architecture in the style of the redbrick Gothic with the young and vivid city life and unique shops. The most important good of the town was salt and you still can feel the traces of the past almost everywhere. Especially the old city of Lüneburg with over 400 shops and restaurants is a unique attraction.
Lüneburg Marketing GmbH
Rathaus / Am Markt
Tel.: +49 (0)4131 / 207 66 - 20
Hannover Distance from hotel 56,3 KM
The town hall, the old city or the Herrenhäuser gardens – there are many worth seeing sights to discover in Hanover. The new town hall is one of the most important landmarks and the most popular place for tourists to take pictures as well. In front of Hanover, the Steinhuder Sea gives you the feeling of being in the free nature and the old city is also a great highlight. These places of interests and many more things guarantee a worthwhile trip to Hanover.
Tel.: +49 (0)511 / 123 451 11
Wolfsburg Distance from hotel 6,8 km
You will be surprised by the various possibilities of activities that are offered in Wolfsburg. In the centre of the city are the popular experiencing worlds of Volkswagen and phæno, where you can discover the fascinating facts about cars, technique and natural sciences. The pedestrian area in the centre temps as well with various offers. This and many other interesting places of interests are a good reason for a trip to Wolfsburg.
Wolfsburg Wirtschaft und Marketing GmbH
Tel.: +49 (0)5361 / 899 94 48