Best nature parks in Lower Saxony, Germany

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Explore the most popular nature parks in Lower Saxony with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.
Map of trails in Lower Saxony, Germany
Best nature parks (4)
#1 - Lüneburg Heath Nature Park
Lower Saxony, Germany
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The Lüneburg Heath Nature Park is located in northern Lower Saxony and is part of the Lüneburg Heath holiday region. Due to its ideal location between the three cities of Hamburg, Hanover and Bremen, it is a popular destination for day and weekend trips. The Lüneburg Heath Nature Park was one of the first nature parks in Germany and is now one of the largest and best known. It is 107,000 hectares in size; At its heart in the Lüneburg Heath nature reserve and around the Wilseder Berg, it encompasses the largest contiguous heather areas in Central Europe. Hikers can also discover heathland streams, moors, ancient forests, and picturesque villages with thatched houses.Show more
#2 - Naturpark Steinhuder Meer
Lower Saxony, Germany
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The Steinhuder Meer nature park extends over around 420 square kilometers. The core zone of the area is the lake "Steinhuder Meer". In addition, it includes many protected areas, which in turn represent habitats for flora and fauna. White-tailed eagles, water buffalo and bog frogs live in the extensive moorland, floating meadows, dunes, mountains and shady forests of the Ice Age moraine landscape. At the three information centers, Naturparkhaus Mardorf, Steinhude and Insel Wilhelmstein, visitors will find many details about the natural features of the region. Entry to the Nature Park House is free. It is open from Tuesday to Friday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on weekends from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.Show more
#3 - Südheide Nature Park
Lower Saxony, Germany
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Soils, geology and relief of the Südheide Nature Park are of Ice Age origin. For a long time the entire area was covered by ice masses from the Saale Ice Age. When the ice melted, masses of sand, rubble and debris were left behind and the typical ground, edge and terminal moraine landscapes have formed. The nature park is home to many animal species, some of which are threatened. The Heidebach Lutter alone is inhabited by over 160 endangered animal and plant species! Otters, sea eagles and kingfisher can also be found here. But also in the large forest areas with pine and spruce numerous animals and plants are represented.Show more
#4 - Elm-Lapp Forest Nature Park
Lower Saxony, Germany
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Between Braunschweig and Magdeburg, in the heart of Germany, lies the Elm-Lappwald Nature Park. More than 600 km of cycling and hiking trails await the visitors, on which there are beech high forests as far as the eye can see.Show more