Hiking in Luneburg Heath
Jacobusweg Winsen (Aller) to Wietze
Distance: 24,3 km | Duration: 5:50 h | Difficulty: medium
On pilgrimage from Winsen (Aller) to Wietze. The adventure trail along the Aller river, with its extensive nature reserve and impressive biodiversity, will grant you a relaxing day out in the fresh air.
Starting at the campsite in the direction of Südwinsen, you follow the round tour on a section of the Jacobusweg Luneburg Heath. The whole pilgrimage path is about 433 km long. Starting point and name giver is the St. Jacobi church in Hamburg.
In the centre of Winsen you can visit the "Sankt Johannes der Täufer Kirche". As the mother church of the western region and historical centre of Winsen (Aller), it was extended several times until 1822.
The tour continues along the Hornbosteler Hutweide nature reserve with occasionally magnificent views on the Aller river. Here you will find a special "realm of nature". The enchanting park landscape with its imposing old oaks in the alluvial grassland gives a home to red cattle, red kites, white storks and precious dragonflies, wild pansies and swan flowers.
On the way back you can visit the "German Petroleum Museum" in Wietze on a historical oil field, the so-called Devil's Island. In the exhibition, visitors can find out about the history of the oil field by true-to-original models and numerous photos. Wietze was the most productive oil field in Germany until 1920! The town's landmark and landmark visible from afar is an original drilling tower from 1961 with a height of 54 metres.