Service - Hiking in Lüneburg Heath Nature Park

Best time for hiking

Hiking is possible in Lüneburg Heath at any time of the year. The most popular is during heather blossom time, from the middle of July to the middle of September. In the summer it can be very hot in the open countryside. But even in winter, the heathland has its charm. Snow is rare.


The Nature Park Information Centres are ready to help you find accommodation. You can get a complete overview of tourism offers at Lüneburger Heide GmbH:

Public transport

The best way to reach the Nature Park by train is via the Hanseatic town of Lüneburg or train stations on the Buchholz (Nordheide) - Schneverdingen - Soltau railway line. For further information please visit:

From mid-July to mid-October, the Heide-Shuttle operates, which opens up Lüneburg Heath Nature Park in four circular lines. Information and timetables can be found at:

At the weekends in the summer, you can get from Lüneburg to Lüneburg Heath on the free Lüneburg Heath Bike Bus. Information on other bus and railway lines can be found at:

The northern part of the Nature Park is within the Hamburg transport network. Timetables and information can be found at: