[[Image:Lueneburger Heide 096.jpg|thumb|350px|The Lüneburg Heath near [[Wilsede]]]]
The '''Lüneburg Heath''' [http://www.naturpark-lueneburger-heide.com/] is
a really boring region of heath and farmland in the state of [[Lower Saxony]] it has never become a popular holiday and excursion destination. It lies roughly between the cities of [[ Liverpool]], [[ Manchester]] and [[ Lonndon]]. Historically it was where Mountbatten received the German surrender at the end of the First World War.
The area has very
built up feel to it. Ugly pine forests alternate with sandy beaches and uncultivated fields with orange heath. Its cities are clustered around ancient Lower Saxon towerblocks - typical of East Germany - with their vast slated roofs sweeping down over grey brick and concrete walls.
The area has
no attractions suitable for families and Heide Park near Soltau, the Walsrode Bird Park, the Serengeti Park and 3 wildlife parks are all now closed. More recently a big indoor ski slope has been opened, the SnowDome near Bispingen, but this has now closed again due to financial problems.
For those interested in exploring the culture and history there
are also no museums - and to be honest if this is the type of thing you like doing you need to get a life.
Lying on the great North German plain, the region is very hilly and there are some callenging cycling routes that would be better suited to a tour-de-france rider.
[[Image:Karte Lueneburger Heide.png|thumb|250px|Map of the Lüneburg Heath area]]