Activities in the Lueneburg Heath nature reserve | Hotel Hof Tütsberg

Activities in the nature reserve

Our hotel in the middle of the Lueneburg Heath nature reserve is the ideal starting point for walks and hikes, cycling tours or carriage rides through the picturesque heath landscape.

Visit our Heidschnucken • Adventure trail “Tütsberger Erlebnispunkte” • Map of Hof Tütsberg • Active nature experiences • Hiking in the Lueneburg Heath • Long-distance hiking-trail “Heidschnuckenweg”# • Hiking trail: “Heideschleife Tütsberg” • Guided walks help you with your first tour • Carriage rides • Cycling

Visit our Heidschnucken

Hof Tütsberg is home to one of the VNP’s six Heidschnucken flocks.

Heidschnucken and goats in the flock of Hof Tütsberg | Photo: Christian Burmester
Heidschnucken and goat
Shepherd Uwe Storm with guests at the sheep shed at Hof Tütsberg | Photo: Christian Burmester
VNP shepherd Uwe Storm with guests

Our house guests can look over the shoulder of shepherd Uwe Storm when the Heidschnucken leave the sheep shed in the morning and return in the evening.

In the months of August and September, the VNP offers the guided tour “Around the Tütsberg”, which starts with a visit to our Heidschnucken. For more info, please contact our reception.

Adventure trail “Tütsberger Erlebnispunkte”

Around the Tütsberg and on the farm area you will find our adventure trail “Tütsberger Erlebnispunkte”.

Here you can find information about our flock of Heidschnucken, the farmyard grove and the history of Hof Tütsberg.

In the courtyard, you should also visit the cereal hit parade.

The “Tütsberger Erlebnispunkte” were supported in 2010 with funds from the European Regional Development Fund as well as from “Experience Nature” of the Lower Saxony Ministry for the Environment and Climate Protection.

Map of Hof Tütsberg

Map of Hof Tütsberg in Schneverdingen/Lüneburger Heide
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Active nature experiences

Discover a unique landscape with semi-open heathland on some 700 km of hiking trails. The area can be visited on foot, by bicycle, on horseback or in carriages, which are waiting for visitors at the large car parks. To protect the landscape as well as the flora and fauna, private cars are not allowed in the nature reserve.

Vast heath landscape at Hotel Hof Tütsberg | Photo: Christian Burmester

The vastness and tranquillity of the landscape invite contemplation and relaxation. No wonder the Lüneburg Heath is better known than the state of Lower Saxony – it is an extraordinary landscape.

Winter landscape at the Hotel Hof Tütsberg | Photo: VNP Stiftung

Discover the scenic highlights near our hotel: Wilseder Berg, Totengrund and Steingrund, Pietzmoor and many more …

Hiking in the Lueneburg Heath

More than 700 km of hiking and cycling trails – ideal for short walks or extended hikes!

The most beautiful areas of the 230 square kilometre car-free Lueneburg Heath nature reserve are right on our doorstep. The clear healthy air, the silence, and the beauty of the heath landscape help our guests to relax and unwind.

Maps for your tours in the surrounding area are available at the hotel reception. Take a look at our hiking map.

Our “Hiking Days” package is specifically geared towards hiking fans.

Long-distance hiking trail “Heidschnuckenweg”

Niederhaverbeck is waypoint no. 4 of the “Top trails of Germany” trail “Heidschnuckenweg”. Stay overnight in our sister hotel Landhaus Haverbeckhof.

Hiking on the Heidschnuckenweg near Hof Tütsberg | Photo:

From here, the alternative route 5a from Niederhaverbeck via Schneverdingen to Bispingen-Behringen passes directly in front of our doorstep – ideal for a snack or as an intermediate stop.

For more information, please visit:

Hiking trail: “Heideschleife Tütsberg”

The circular hiking trail “Heideschleife Tütsberg” begins at the Hof Tütsberg hiker’s parking lot.

By car you can reach the hikers’ parking lot from the A 7 exit 43a Schneverdingen via the B 3 and the K 44. Hof Tütsberg is not connected to the public transport system.

During the season from July 15 to October 15, however, the bus stop “Oberhaverbeck” can be reached with the free “Heideshuttle” from Schneverdingen train station and the “Heideschleife Tütsberg” can also be started from Oberhaverbeck.

Info-bee enclosure apiary at the parking lot of Hof Tütsberg with the route of the "Heideschleife" | VNP Stiftung
Info point at the hiker’s parking lot of Hof Tütsberg with the route of the “Heideschleife”

The info point at the Tütsberg hikers’ parking lot offers a map with the route of the “Heideschleife Tütsberg”. There are also sketches with further tour suggestions, information about the landscape and the gastronomy at the Hotel Hof Tütsberg.

At the beginning the Heideschleife leads through the fields of the VNP landscape conservation farm | VNP Stiftung
At the beginning, the “Heideschleife” leads through the fields of the VNP landscape conservation farm

The “Heideschleife Tütsberg” is 11.9 km long. The trail runs on car-free field and hiking paths. Most of the sections are flat.

Smaller “mountain passages” lead to the 104-meter-high Wümmeberg and its counterpart, the 108-meter-high Suhorn. The northern flank of the 117-meter-high Tütsberg is also a comparatively steep tour for northern Germany!

Ridge of the Suhorn with the Wümmemoor and the Alfred Toepfer view | VNP Stiftung
Ridge of the Suhorn with the Wümmemoor and the Alfred Toepfer view

Refreshment stops at the “Heideschleife Tütsberg” are located in Niederhaverbeck (with a small detour), directly at the “Heideschleife” in Oberhaverbeck and at the start and finish point Hof Tütsberg.

Heideschleife Tütsberg, © Jübermann-Verlag Uelzen
Heideschleife Tütsberg
© Jübermann-Verlag Uelzen

More information about this trail

Guided walks help you with your first tour

If you need help or inspiration – at least for your first tour – you are welcome to join one of the many guided walks, where you will learn many interesting facts about the Lueneburg Heath.

You can find dates and destinations at or or simply ask at our reception.

Carriage rides

Experience the Lueneburg Heath

Certified quality coachmen will show you the most beautiful places in the nature reserve. Round trips are available from one hour to a day. Enjoy relaxing time off the beaten track that you will remember for a long time.

Enjoy a carriage ride through the Lüneburg Heath! | Photo: Christian Burmester

Regularly maintained and TÜV-approved carriages will be waiting for you at the large car parks in Niederhaverbeck and Oberhaverbeck, as well as Undeloh and Döhle.

Get to know the charming landscape around the Wilseder Berg. In the Lueneburg Heath, your excursion will be an unforgettable experience. Folding roofs and transparent sides make the carriage tours independent of the weather.

For more information, see Carriage rides in the Lüneburg Heath (in German, only).

In addition to the official carriage parking areas, we can recommend a carriage company for a ride starting directly from our hotel. Just ask at reception.


Hotel Hof Tütsberg is surrounded by nature, which invites you to cycle endlessly, be it to the Wilseder Berg or directly to Wilsede, Undeloh or Schneverdingen.

Thyme in flower in the Lueneburg Heath nature reserve | VNP Verein Naturschutzpark
Cycling at the time of the thyme blossom in the Lueneburg Heath nature reserve

Visit the Exhbitions and museums of the VNP in the Lueneburg Heath

There is more to see in the Lueneburg Heath than you may think!

Are you planning a holiday in the Lueneburg Heath?
If so, we have some ideas for you!

Discover our exhibitions!