Formation of the heathland

After the ice came the forest - then man came and changed the landscape. Today's heathland has been created over thousands of years by numerous natural and human influences. The Weichselian and Saale glaciations shaped today's surface structures. When man settled here from the Neolithic age and began to cultivate the land, the forest was pushed back and the heathland developed. But only through early protection at the beginning of the twentieth century could this be preserved in Lüneburg Heath Nature Park.

Joy in looking and comprehending is nature’s most beautiful gift.

(Quote: Albert Einstein)

In the timeline you can find more detailed information about the development of the heathland. You can learn more about the life of a heathland farm in "Dat ole Huus" Museum in Wilsede. The "De Theeshof" local history museum in Schneverdingen also provides a vivid insight into the living and working area of a Heidjer between 1850 and 1950.