The land of "living lawn mowers"
A real tourist pearl in the northern part of Germany is the magnificent region with meadows, forests and peat bogs. This is called The Lüneburger Heide (Lüneburger Heide), an area stretching between Hanover, Bremen and Hamburg, ending in the east with the Elbe line. It is crossed by numerous streams and rivers (including Ilmenau, Aller and Leine) with dozens of picturesque old mills. There are also lakes and other water reservoirs in the region, but the greatest fame of the Lüneburg Heath is caused by the moors.
Wandering in the Lüneburg Heath
In the nineteenth century, an important element of the landscapes of Lower Saxony were herds of heather sheep. "Live lawn mowers," as many jokingly refer to them today, grazed the surrounding area, creating vast moors. Despite the fact that over time, the breed has been replaced by merinoids, the heather grazing sites still make a great impression on tourists visiting the region. This is especially true of the Lüneburg Heath , where the moors form a vast and, at the same time, compact area - the only one of its kind in Central Europe. Visiting Pustaci is a very important point for trips to Lower Saxony , especially for tourists who come during the heather blooming period (in July and August).
But the region is not only moorland, it is also a land of ancient forests covered with ancient trees; the site of mystical dark swamps as well as bright gushing springs and rivers traversing valleys. It is a habitat for a large number of birds, both species for which it is a stopover on a further journey, as well as those that live in these areas permanently. There is the world's largest ornithological park - Weltvogelpark Walsrode . This is only a fraction of the richness of the fauna and flora of this region, often visited by tourists spending their holidays in Germany .
Numerous landscape parks, including the Lüneburger Heide and Südheide , are worth visiting not only in summer but also in winter. We can see the most interesting places under the supervision of a guide, and if you prefer to discover the beauty of the area on your own, you can go hiking or rent a bike. Lower Saxony is a Mecca for two-wheelers. We will find here about 13,000 kilometers of roads prepared for this type of active recreation. It is worth going on one of the long-distance routes - the routes leading through the Harz Mountains and along the Elbe, Weser, Ems and Aller rivers are particularly beautiful.
The land of devils and witches
Lower Saxony is also an area with a long tradition that stretches back into the Germanic times. Every year on April 30, a witch sabbath takes place on Mount Brocken . Nowhere in the world is it as spectacular as it is here - the entire federal state celebrates Walpurgis, the night of the Germanic gods. The streets of many cities are filled with witches, devils and other nightmares.
There are numerous concerts, festivals and fairs where we will feel like in the old days. Anyone who is braver can go on the Witch Trail in the Harz Mountains . The Polish equivalent of this event (though slightly less spectacular) is the celebration of Łysa Góra.
Camping in Lower Saxony
Approx. 26.5 km from Pustaci is Suedsee-Camp , a 5-star campsite with, among others, a small artificial lake. The numerous pitches located in the shade of trees and directly under the open sky will satisfy everyone, whether they have their own vehicle or camping in a tent. Most camping sites have a water and electricity connection. There is a playground waiting for children and a professional team of animators who will make sure that the little ones do not get bored. Young people can practice archery or test themselves in street surfing. It is also worth mentioning the camping restaurant, which serves local dishes. In high season, you may have problems finding a free seat, which is a clear confirmation of the quality of the dishes on the menu.
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