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Make a self catering villa or holiday rental in Lüneburg Heath, German your home away from home

Lüneburg Heath is in Lower Saxony, southeast of Hamburg. It is famous for its scenic heather covered heathland, which is the largest single area of heath in Europe. The region is dotted with pretty farming villages with red brick cottages and friendly village communities. The area flourished in the past due to its salt mines, known as “white gold” in the Middle Ages and is steeped in World War II history.

Things to Do in Lüneburg Heath, Saxony

This natural region is delightful for scenic drives, leisurely bike rides or quiet walks accompanied only by grazing sheep. The Lüneburg Heide is a natural park around the Wilseder Berg hill which is popular for hill walking. The area comes to life in August with many festivals celebrating the colourful heather. The largest is at Amelinghausen and lasts for a week with cultural music, dancing and heather products including local honey made from the fragrant blooms. Those staying in Lüneburg Heath holiday rentals will enjoy sampling the local cuisine which is based upon tasty sausages such as Bregenwurst and smoky Kohlwurst.

Places to Visit Around Lüneburg Heath, Saxony

The main town Lüneburg is well known for its Old Town (Altstadt) architecture. Visit the Hunengraber, or giants’ graves which are huge megaliths that dot the landscape around your Lüneburg Heath holiday home. Apart from the heather, the most popular attraction in the area is the Vogelpark Walsrode, the largest bird park in Europe. It has free flight displays, a raised treewalk and a penguin enclosure among other exhibits. The Heide Park is one of the largest amusement parks in Germany and has around 40 white-knuckle rides along with a Dolphin Show, Parrot Show and various other entertaining performances. The Bergen-Belsen concentration camp was an infamous SS detention camp where thousands of Jews died and the exhibition centre is a sobering place of history to visit nearby. There is also a memorial to teenage diarist Anne Frank.

Weather in Lüneburg Heath, Saxony

Holiday rentals around Lüneburg Heath enjoy mild winters and cool summers in the temperate maritime climate. Summer temperatures average 68°F (20°C) falling to 36°F (2°C) in the winter with overnight freezing at times. The area has rain showers at any time of year.

Travel to Lüneburg Heath, Saxony

The nearest airport to Lüneburg Heath holiday rentals is Hamburg (HAM) Airport which is 50 km away. Lüneburg is very easy to reach from the airport in a hire car along the main A250 and the journey takes around 30 minutes. The town also has a railway station for those wanting to travel by rail. A car is necessary for staying in the area.

    Excellent! 4.6/5
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    • 1 BR
    • 1 BA
    • Sleeps 4
    Apartment #2531101
    10
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      Wonderful! 4.9/5
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      • 2 BR
      • 1 BA
      • Sleeps 5
      House #534787
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        Wonderful! 4.8/5
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        • 1 BR
        • 1 BA
        • Sleeps 3
        House #2505098
        6
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          Wonderful! 4.9/5
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          • 1 BR
          • 1 BA
          • Sleeps 2
          Apartment #2396205
          14
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            Excellent! 4.4/5
            (12 reviews)
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            • 2 BR
            • 1 BA
            • Sleeps 5
            House #2418926
            12
            Viewed 20 times in the last 48 hours
              Exceptional! 5/5
              (13 reviews)
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              • 3 BR
              • 1 BA
              • Sleeps 5
              House #2450636
              13
              Viewed 14 times in the last 48 hours
                Wonderful! 4.9/5
                (15 reviews)
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                • 3 BR
                • 1 BA
                • Sleeps 6
                House #2463629
                15
                Viewed 25 times in the last 48 hours
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                  • 3 BR
                  • 1 BA
                  • Separate Toilet
                  • Sleeps 6
                  Apartment #2538718
                  3
                  Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
                    Excellent! 4.7/5
                    (9 reviews)
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                    • 3 BR
                    • 3 BA
                    • Sleeps 10
                    House #48184
                    9
                    Viewed 16 times in the last 48 hours
                      Wonderful! 4.8/5
                      (25 reviews)
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                      • 2 BR
                      • 1 BA
                      • Sleeps 4
                      Apartment #2401508
                      25
                      Viewed 14 times in the last 48 hours
                        Exceptional! 5/5
                        (27 reviews)
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                        • 3 BR
                        • 1 BA
                        • Separate Toilet
                        • Sleeps 6
                        Apartment #771085
                        27
                        Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
                          Exceptional! 5/5
                          (6 reviews)
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                          • 2 BR
                          • 1 BA
                          • Sleeps 4
                          House #2512984
                          6
                            Wonderful! 4.9/5
                            (17 reviews)
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                            • 2 BR
                            • 1 BA
                            • Sleeps 4
                            Apartment #2471307
                            17
                            Viewed 25 times in the last 48 hours
                              Excellent! 4.6/5
                              (11 reviews)
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                              • Studio
                              • 1 BA
                              • Sleeps 2
                              Apartment #2365443
                              11
                              Viewed 20 times in the last 48 hours
                                Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                (10 reviews)
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                                • 3 BR
                                • 2 BA
                                • Separate Toilet
                                • Sleeps 8
                                Cottage #2497258
                                10
                                Viewed 16 times in the last 48 hours
                                  Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                  (17 reviews)
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                                  • 1 BR
                                  • 1 BA
                                  • Sleeps 4
                                  Apartment #2237002
                                  17
                                  Viewed 17 times in the last 48 hours
                                    Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                    (28 reviews)
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                                    • Studio
                                    • 1 BA
                                    • Sleeps 2
                                    Apartment #2322036
                                    28
                                    Viewed 17 times in the last 48 hours
                                      Exceptional! 5/5
                                      (5 reviews)
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                                      • 2 BR
                                      • 1 BA
                                      • Sleeps 4
                                      Apartment #2431062
                                      5
                                        Exceptional! 5/5
                                        (4 reviews)
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                                        • 1 BR
                                        • 1 BA
                                        • Sleeps 4
                                        Multiple rentals Apartment #2057889
                                        4
                                        Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
                                          Excellent! 4.5/5
                                          (20 reviews)
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                                          • 2 BR
                                          • 1 BA
                                          • Sleeps 4
                                          Apartment #2395134
                                          20
                                          Viewed 14 times in the last 48 hours
                                            Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                            (8 reviews)
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                                            • 1 BR
                                            • 1 BA
                                            • Sleeps 4
                                            Apartment #2534833
                                            8
                                            Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
                                              Excellent! 4.7/5
                                              (10 reviews)
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                                              • 2 BR
                                              • 1 BA
                                              • Sleeps 4
                                              Apartment #2534469
                                              10
                                              Viewed 33 times in the last 48 hours
                                                Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                (21 reviews)
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                                                • 2 BR
                                                • 1 BA
                                                • Sleeps 4
                                                House #774715
                                                21
                                                Viewed 43 times in the last 48 hours
                                                  Exceptional! 5/5
                                                  (16 reviews)
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                                                  • 1 BR
                                                  • 1 BA
                                                  • Sleeps 4
                                                  Multiple rentals Apartment #2057889
                                                  16
                                                  Viewed 17 times in the last 48 hours
                                                    Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                    (37 reviews)
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                                                    • 2 BR
                                                    • 1 BA
                                                    • Sleeps 6
                                                    Apartment #2419235
                                                    37
                                                    Viewed 30 times in the last 48 hours
                                                      Good! 3.8/5
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                                                      • 1 BR
                                                      • 1 BA
                                                      • Sleeps 4
                                                      Apartment #2531919
                                                      4
                                                      Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
                                                        Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                        (20 reviews)
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                                                        • 2 BR
                                                        • 1 BA
                                                        • Sleeps 4
                                                        House #2027780
                                                        20
                                                        Viewed 19 times in the last 48 hours
                                                          Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                          (18 reviews)
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                                                          • 4 BR
                                                          • 2 BA
                                                          • Sleeps 10
                                                          House #2023431
                                                          18
                                                          Viewed 50 times in the last 48 hours
                                                            Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                            (33 reviews)
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                                                            • 1 BR
                                                            • 1 BA
                                                            • Sleeps 4
                                                            Apartment #2005817
                                                            33
                                                            Viewed 12 times in the last 48 hours
                                                              Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                              (5 reviews)
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                                                              • 1 BR
                                                              • 1 BA
                                                              • Sleeps 2
                                                              Apartment #2404341
                                                              5
                                                              Viewed 34 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                Very Good! 4.1/5
                                                                (7 reviews)
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                                                                • 2 BR
                                                                • 1 BA
                                                                • Separate Toilet
                                                                • Sleeps 7
                                                                Apartment #2067103
                                                                7
                                                                Viewed 15 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                  • 2 BR
                                                                  • 1 BA
                                                                  • Sleeps 5
                                                                  House #2598711
                                                                  2
                                                                  Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                    Excellent! 4.6/5
                                                                    (14 reviews)
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                                                                    • Studio
                                                                    • 1 BA
                                                                    • Sleeps 4
                                                                    Apartment #2333804
                                                                    14
                                                                    Viewed 16 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                      Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                      (5 reviews)
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                                                                      • 2 BR
                                                                      • 1 BA
                                                                      • Sleeps 4
                                                                      Barn #2558504
                                                                      5
                                                                      Viewed 18 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                        Excellent! 4.7/5
                                                                        (9 reviews)
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                                                                        • 3 BR
                                                                        • 1 BA
                                                                        • Separate Toilets
                                                                        • Sleeps 6
                                                                        House #536981
                                                                        9
                                                                        Viewed 22 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                          Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                          (19 reviews)
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                                                                          • 4 BR
                                                                          • 2 BA
                                                                          • Sleeps 8
                                                                          House #757929
                                                                          19
                                                                          Viewed 12 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                            Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                            (6 reviews)
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                                                                            • 2 BR
                                                                            • 1 BA
                                                                            • Sleeps 4
                                                                            House #2340727
                                                                            6
                                                                            Viewed 12 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                              • 2 BR
                                                                              • 1 BA
                                                                              • Sleeps 6
                                                                              Apartment #2558357
                                                                              3
                                                                              Viewed 19 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                (15 reviews)
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                                                                                • 3 BR
                                                                                • 2 BA
                                                                                • Sleeps 8
                                                                                House #2042713
                                                                                15
                                                                                Viewed 28 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                  • 2 BR
                                                                                  • 1 BA
                                                                                  • Sleeps 3
                                                                                  House #2414892
                                                                                  9
                                                                                    Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                    (11 reviews)
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                                                                                    • 2 BR
                                                                                    • 1 BA
                                                                                    • Sleeps 6
                                                                                    Multiple rentals House #38557
                                                                                    11
                                                                                    Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                      Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                                      (13 reviews)
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                                                                                      • 2 BR
                                                                                      • 1 BA
                                                                                      • Sleeps 6
                                                                                      Multiple rentals Apartment #2407708
                                                                                      13
                                                                                      Viewed 27 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                        • 1 BR
                                                                                        • 1 BA
                                                                                        • Sleeps 2
                                                                                        Apartment #2363455
                                                                                        1
                                                                                          Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                                          (13 reviews)
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                                                                                          • 4 BR
                                                                                          • 3 BA
                                                                                          • Sleeps 10
                                                                                          Farmhouse #2553698
                                                                                          13
                                                                                          Viewed 14 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                            Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                            (11 reviews)
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                                                                                            • 1 BR
                                                                                            • 1 BA
                                                                                            • Sleeps 2
                                                                                            Apartment #2471020
                                                                                            11
                                                                                            Viewed 12 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                              Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                                              (6 reviews)
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                                                                                              • 1 BR
                                                                                              • 1 BA
                                                                                              • Sleeps 4
                                                                                              Apartment #2613788
                                                                                              6
                                                                                              Viewed 22 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                                                (6 reviews)
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                                                                                                • 3 BR
                                                                                                • 2 BA
                                                                                                • Sleeps 6
                                                                                                House #2400555
                                                                                                6
                                                                                                Viewed 18 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                  Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                                  (12 reviews)
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                                                                                                  • 1 BR
                                                                                                  • 1 BA
                                                                                                  • Sleeps 3
                                                                                                  House #2194497
                                                                                                  12
                                                                                                  Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                    • 2 BR
                                                                                                    • 1 BA
                                                                                                    • Sleeps 4
                                                                                                    Apartment #765737
                                                                                                    1
                                                                                                    Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                      • 2 BR
                                                                                                      • 1 BA
                                                                                                      • Separate Toilet
                                                                                                      • Sleeps 6
                                                                                                      Apartment #2572110
                                                                                                      3
                                                                                                      Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                                                      Recent Reviews

                                                                                                      Very clean and nice.

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      Stayed in this very nice flat,for 6 nights,and everything was perfect. It is away slightly from the centre,but a very pleasant walk takes you there within 10 minutes.There is a bakers just round the corner too. I would be very happy to stay at this property again. ( sorry that this review is so late,but I could not find how to leave a review,as I find the Homeaway site very unclear.)
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Nov 19, 2016
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: May 2016

                                                                                                      Clean and cozy

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      This flat is bight and comfortable in a lovely quiet spot. It is tastefully decorated and provides everything you need.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Aug 29, 2016
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Aug 2016