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Hermannsburg [1] is a country town in the district of Celle in Lower Saxony. It lies on the River Örtze in the Lüneburg Heath.

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  • Lutter Mill (Luttermühle) with its overshoot water wheel near the confluence of the Weesener Bach and the Örtze. Working since 1757 as a saw mill.
  • Ludwig Harms Haus, a former old mission house
  • New Stone Age Grave Site at Bonstorf
  • Historic clay oven in a side road near the Örtze dating to around 1630
  • Weltkugel Fountain made of black marble in front of the old mission house.

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The Knight's Tournament in Hermannsburg
  • 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


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  • 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), [2]. Authentic Italian look and feel. Good quality food at sensible price. Highly recommended.  edit

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