Bike Touring Highlight
The heathland was created by a fire which, from August 8, 1975, led to several large fires in the dried out coniferous forests of the Lüneburg Heath during a prolonged dry period. A large fire broke out near Gorleben on August 12, 1975 at around 12 noon and by 10 p.m. had destroyed around 2,000 hectares of forest and arable land. A large part of the burned area was not reforested. It was a former heathland, on which, as in large parts of the Lüneburg Heath, large areas of pine forests were planted from the second half of the 19th century. After the fire of 1975, the Nemitzer Heide developed over time as a dwarf shrub heather with pines, birches, juniper and open sand dunes on the dry and nutrient-poor sandy soils.
August 30, 2020
The Nemitzer Heide is a beautiful heathland in the district of Lüchow-Dannenberg. Even during the heather bloom, the Nemitzer Heide is nowhere near as crowded with tourists as most areas in the Lüneburg Heath. Carriage rides are also offered here, but overall, things are relatively quiet here. A nice place to hike and relax. Most of the trails are made of soft sand, so most trails are difficult to cycle. I would recommend storing bicycles at the Nemitzer Heidehaus and hiking from there (that's how I always do it when I cycle into the Nemitzer Heide).
July 29, 2020
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