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Buchholz in der Nordheide is a small town on the northern edge of Lüneburg Heath - a major tourist region in Lower Saxony, Germany.


Buchholz ist the largest town in the district of Harburg in Lower Saxony and is part of the Hamburg Metropolitan Region. It is about 20 km south of Hamburg, about 120 km north of Hanover and some 80 km northeast of Bremen.

The borough of Buchholz is home to the Brunsberg, the region's highest hill (129 metres) which lies within a nature reserve between Buchholz and Tostedt.

Get in[edit]

Map of Buchholz in der Nordheide

  • From Hanover Take exit 56-Kreuz Hanover/Kirchhorst for A7 toward Altwarmbüchen. Follow signs for Hamburg/Bremen/A7 and merge onto A7. Take exit 37-Horster Dreieck to merge onto A7 toward Flensburg/Kiel/Hamburg (West)/Bremen. Take exit 37 to merge onto A1. Take exit 42-Dibbersen for B75 toward Buchholz i.d.N./Nenndorf. Turn right onto B75 (signs for Buchholz i.d. Nordheide/Dibbersen. Turn left onto Dibberser Str./K13 (signs for Buchholz i.d. N./Stadtmitte). Turn right onto Schützenstraße.
  • From Hamburg Continue onto A1. Take exit 40-Horster Dreieck to merge onto A1 toward Bremen. Take exit 42-Dibbersen for B75 toward Buchholz i.d.N./Nenndorf. Turn right onto B75 (signs for Buchholz i.d. Nordheide/Dibbersen). Turn left onto Dibberser Str./K13 (signs for Buchholz i.d. N./Stadtmitte. Turn right onto Schützenstraße.

Get around[edit]

  • Car There are a number of different activities that are outside of Buchholz and it will be easier to get to them by car.
  • Bus There is a local bus service that runs every 30 minutes.


  • Schwarze Berge Wildlife Park (Wildpark Schwarze Berge), Am Wildpark 1, 21224 Rosengarten-Vahrendorf, +49 4081 977470. Summer – 08:00–18:00 Winter – 09:00–17:00. The wildlife park houses over 1000 animals where they live in open air enclosures. There are a variety of animals including red deer, mouflon, wild boars, wolves, owls, badgers, beaver, raccoon and foxes. There is also the chance to see the feeding of the wolves and during the summer season you can experience a falconry show. You can get hands on in the petting zoo where you can have the chance to feed pigs or if your little ones have had enough of seeing animals they can also enjoy the play park. Adult €8.50 Child (3-15) €6.50.
  • Moisburg Mill Museum (Mühlenmuseum Moisburg), Auf dem Damm 1, 21647 Moisburg, +49 4165 6575. Sa Su 11:00–17:00. The Moisburger mill was first mentioned in the 14th Century, it is here to inform visitors the history of the mill. One of the mills water wheels is still functioning and regularly grinds grain for bread in the region. Adult €3.
  • Am Kiekeberg Open Air Museum (Freilichtmuseum am Kiekeberg), Am Kiekeberg 1, 21224 Rosengarten-Ehestorf, +49 4079 01760. Summer (Mar-Oct) Tu-F 09:00–17:00 Sa, Su and Public holidays 10:00–18:00 Winter (Nov-Feb) Tu–Sa 10:00–16:00. This open air museum is spread over 12 acres of land with over 30 historic buildings. This is here to show you how people used to live in the north of Luneburg Heath. There are a number of animals on site for you to truly experience what life would have been like. There are a number of demonstrations that happen such as craft, forging, weaving and baking demonstrations. Adult €7.


  • Mountain biking. There are 3 mountain bike tours available in the Rose garden that offer a total length of 3km, this is fun for beginners and experienced riders. The tracks are partly on forest roads that can lead through the mountains.
  • Bike rides. There are six exciting tours that can take you through the Regional Park Rose Garden which can be fun for everyone.
  • Walking. There are 11 different routes that will take you through the park land where you can see the mountains, forests, fields and meadows. There are plenty of rest stops in case you want to enjoy a refreshment.
  • Nordic walking. There are a number of different tours which will take you through the wooded hills of the Haake and the heath; this is a good work out for the whole body.


  • Weekly market, Einkaufen Spaß, 21244 Buchholz. W Sa 07:00–13:00. This takes place every Wednesday and Saturday where you can buy local produce.


  • Caspari, Kirchenstraße 6, 21244 Buchholz, +49 4181 97374. This modern restaurant serves Mediterranean cuisine; you can relax with one of their cocktails or snack on tapas. There is also the opportunity to enjoy brunch on a Sunday where there is a large selection of dishes. There is also a lounge bar where you can enjoy a drink or watch football on the large screens that they provide. Buffet Adult €12.90 Child (up to 10) €6.50.
  • Lim's Restaurant, Breite Straße 10, 21244 Buchholz, +49 4181 292011. M–Th 09:00–24:00 F Sa 09:00–01:00 Su 10:00–24:00. A modern restaurant serving a wide variety of food from, Baked potatoes, steaks, pizzas and Salads. The restaurant was based on the idea of the Hard Rock Café chain, they also have live entertainment whilst you enjoy your meal.
  • Anders, Kirchenstraße 10, 21244 Buchholz, +49 4181 1375268. Tu-Th 17:00–24:00 F Sa 17:00–01:00. A stylish restaurant and bar where you can enjoy a glass of wine from the extensive wine menu with some tapas. They also serve a variety of other dishes such as pasta, steaks and vegetables.


  • Anders, Kirchenstraße 10, 21244 Buchholz, +49 4181 1375268. Tu–Th 17:00–24:00 F Sa 17:00–01:00. A chance to enjoy a glass of wine from their extenisve menu in a comfortable environment. They also serve a variety of cocktails which will be enjoyable on a summers day.


  • ACHAT Plaza, Lindenstr. 21, +49 4181 9190. Check-in: From 15:00, check-out: Until 11:00. This modern 4 star hotel allows you to unwind in their peaceful rooms. There is also the opportunity to make use of the spa area, where you can relax in the sauna or steam room. If your feeling a little bit more active you can also try out the hotels fitness room or swimming pool. There is an onsite restaurant where you can enjoy a meal and a glass of wine after a hard day’s sight seeing. Between €80-110.
  • Flair Hotel zur Eiche, Steinbecker Straße 111, +49 4181 2000. Check-in: 15:00–22:00, check-out: 07:00–11:00. Is a small stylish family run country hotel with a unique ambience. There is an onsite restaurant where you can experience some regional delicacies as well as traditional German cuisine and fresh fish. €90.
  • Hotel Frommann, Harburger Str. 8, +49 4181 2870. Located in the rural countryside. As well as a restaurant, the hotel built a small brewery for people to enjoy home-brewed beer along with some traditional German food. You can also enjoy some home made cakes in the coffee garden is weather permits it. €42-112.
  • [dead link] Langasthof-Hoheluft, Hoheluft 1, +49 4181 92110. €67-85.
  • Campingplatz Hannes Henk, Weg Zum Badeteich 22, +49 4187-6115. About 40 minutes train ride from Hamburg to the south, near Buchholz, but even during the busy summer months often with spaces.


Go next[edit]

Routes through Buchholz in der Nordheide
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