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Freudenthal Trail (total distance 119 km)

Freudenthalweg

Already planned in 1928, the Freudenthal Trail is one of the oldest hiking trails on Lüneburg Heath. Its name goes back to the Freudenthal brothers, who grew up in this landscape and gave a literary face to the heathland even before the famous Heath writer Hermann Löns. The Erixx heath railway route between Buchholz in der Nordheide and Hannover connects almost all the hiking destinations of the trail. Starting from the Harburg district of Appenbüttel, the trail leads you through Rosengarten Regional Park into the heart of Lüneburg Heath Nature Park.

The trail leads past a megalith in Klecker forest and runs over Holm-Seppensen and the secluded Büsenbachtal to Handeloh. Continue on narrow paths through Lüneburg Heath Nature Reserve. Via the 169 m high point of Wilseder Berg, through the car-free town of Wilsede and over Totengrund you hike to Niederhaverbeck. After crossing Osterheide and reaching Schneverdingen, you should definitely plan a short detour into Pietzmoor. Here a circular walk allows you to experience up close the largest continuous wetland in Lüneburg Heath Nature Park. On country lanes and meadow paths you follow the Böhme to Soltau. Here you leave the Nature Park. Via Bad Fallingbostel, the birthplace of the Freudenthal brothers, and Walsrode you can follow the path to the train station in Verden (Aller).