Bike Touring Highlight
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But it used to be different here! There was a huge stock of trees, mostly oak trees - and you can find them again in Hamburg now... the entire warehouse district was built on these oak piles. Hence the great foresight today.
April 3, 2019
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 Wilseder Berg is the heart of the heath. Here, on the highest mountain in the North German lowlands at 169 meters, you can see as far as Hamburg on a clear day. Every nature lover should have enjoyed the view from the Wilseder Berg to the almost endless heather. 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 vast, blooming landscape. The heathland extends over a total of 230 square kilometers. They have been under protection 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 can hike or cycle on the Wilseder Berg undisturbed and only with the sounds of nature. A great experience.
The Wilseder Berg is one of the first pieces of land in today's nature reserve, which the well-known Heidepastor Wilhelm Bode from Egestorf acquired for the Naturschutzpark e.V. (VNP) association in 1910. To this day, the Lüneburg Heath nature reserve is one of the first and largest in Germany.
There are cycle paths from all places around the Wilseder Berg. Please make sure not to have a too thin profile on the tire, you usually drive on natural paths or sandy paths here in the nature reserve.
May 20, 2020
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
On the Wilseder Berg in the middle of the Lüneburg Heath nature reserve, the heath landscape is literally at your feet. At 169 meters, it is the highest peak in the north-west German lowlands.
On a clear day, you can see Hamburg, 40 km away. No wonder then that the famous mathematician Carl-Friedrich Gauss (1788-1855) also used the Wilseder Berg in the course of his survey of the Kingdom of Hanover and set a trigonometric measuring point here.
The Wilseder Berg is located in the middle of the Lüneburg Heath nature reserve, which in turn is part of the nature park. Nature protection areas are areas in which a special protection of nature and landscape is to be guaranteed in its entirety or in individual parts.
The Wilseder Berg is the highest elevation of a terminal moraine. Here, the mighty glaciers of the Saale Ice Age around 200,000 years ago pushed sand, rubble and rocks in front of them like giant bulldozers. When the glacier stopped advancing, these materials were left here. Large erratic boulders and small boulders, which the ice swept away in Scandinavia, are scattered throughout the area and underscore the character of a landscape shaped by the Ice Age.
September 9, 2021
The Wilseder mountain near Wilsede is 169.2 m above sea level. NHN the highest elevation in the Lüneburg Heath. The Wilseder Berg lies within the nature reserve Lüneburger Heide in the Lüneburger Heide and is close to Wilsede and Bispingen in the district of Heidekreis. The survey was created during the penultimate ice age, the Saale ice age; it is part of an end moraine. The mountain has an extensive high plateau and a flat summit. At the edges it is diverse with hollows, valleys and small gorges.
June 15, 2020
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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