Bike Touring Highlight
The Wilseder Berg is the heart of the heath. Here, on the highest mountain of the north German lowlands with 169 meters, you can see as far as Hamburg with a clear view. Every nature lover should have once enjoyed the view from the Wilseder mountain onto the almost endless heathland. A sunset is a very special experience.The Wilseder Berg is the center of the largest heathland in Europe, from here you have a fantastic view of the wide, blooming landscape. The heath areas cover a total of 230 sq km. They have been protected since 1921 because they have also become a territory for rare animals and plants.
The area around the Wilseder Berg is almost car-free, only access roads to parking lots in the places around the nature reserve allow car traffic. Otherwise you hike or cycle undisturbed on Wilseder Berg and only with the sounds of nature. A great experience.The Wilseder Berg is one of the first plots of the current nature reserve, which the famous heath pastor Wilhelm Bode from Egestorf acquired for the association Naturschutzpark e.V. (VNP) in 1910. The Lüneburg Heath nature reserve is still one of the first and largest in Germany.
There are bike paths from all places around the Wilseder Berg. Please make sure not to have a too thin profile on the wheel tires, you usually drive here in the nature reserve on natural paths or sandy paths.lueneburger-heide.de/natur/sehenswuerdigkeit/1049/wilseder-berg-wilsede.html
May 20, 2020
The Wilseder mountain near Wilsede is 169.2 m above sea level. NN the highest elevation in the Lüneburg Heath .. The Wilseder mountain is located within the nature reserve Lüneburg Heath in the Lüneburg Heath and is located near Wilsede and Bispingen in the district Heidekreis. The survey was made during the penultimate ice age, the Saale ice age; it is part of a terminal moraine. The mountain has a broad plateau and a flat summit. At the edges it is very varied with hollows, valleys and small ravines.
The soils of the area consist of washed-out, gritty-sandy soils with Ortsteinschichten. On it are open sandy areas, large heath areas and extensive coniferous forests. The heathland is grazed by Heidschnucken.
September 12, 2017
The mountain is not only important for the view, it was also an important triangulation point for the surveying of the Kingdom of Hannover, the C.F. Gauss performed for King George IV. But a tower was built there, but no longer exists. A memorial stone on the mountain reminds of it.
June 21, 2018
The Wilseder is not only the highest mountain in the North German lowlands with excellent views, but also a former survey point.
"In 1820, King George IV commissioned Carl Friedrich Gauss, Professor of Astronomy and Director of the Observatory of the University of Göttingen, to measure the Kingdom of Hanover, and Gauss also used the mountain summit of Wilseder Berg as one of the points of triangulation for land surveying Central triangular points formed the Falkenberg further south (150 m above sea level) and the eastern Haußelberg (118 m above sea level) For the purpose of land surveying, a "triangulation tower" was erected on the summit of Wilseder Berg It is unclear, however, that in the early 1890s or the end of the 1890s, a signal pole had to be demolished on the Wilseder Berg between 1900 and 1906. This postcard was sent on a postcard sent out in 1904 (along with three of the formerly seven) A picture taken around 1910 does not show this signal bar anymore (and also only one signal spruce).
Part of the triangular network of the Gaussian degree measurement, with the Wilseder Berg, was also shown on the back of the 10 DM banknote of the fourth series of Deutsche Mark. "
June 18, 2018
The way up to the mountain is challenging and sweaty but the view compensates for the effort. There are several ways up the mountain which are different wide and steep. Coming from the southwest, it is sometimes very steep. On the descent to Wilsede I had the feeling that this way is not so steep but longer.
September 27, 2019
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