Explore the Southern Heath on the many footpaths and cycleways in the area that run through the Südheide Nature Park and its nature reserve the Naturschutzgebiet Heideflächen mittleres Lüßplateau
Canoe the Örtze by hiring a boat from one of the local canoe firms.
Knight's Tournament (Ritterturnier), Örtzepark. The Knight's Tournament takes place every year on the last weekend in May. More than 300 re-enactors and 30 horsemen, dozens of tents, a medieval marketplace and a jousting arena re-create a medieval atmosphere. There are archery, knave and sword-fighting competitions as well as jousting. Don't miss it!edit
Zur Alten Fuhrmanns-Schänke ("The Old Carters' Inn") near Oldendorf in the forest. Traditional, rustic, German restaurant specialising in game - venison, wild boar and Heidschucke, the local moorland sheep. Not cheap, but great for that special occasion. www.fuhrmanns-schaenke.de.
La Taverna Ristorante, LOTHARSTRASSE 27; 29320 HERMANNSBURG (From Celle, go straight through Hermannsburg, across the river and the restaurant is approx 300m on the left), . Authentic Italian look and feel. Good quality food at sensible price. Highly recommended.edit