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

Get in[edit]

Hermannsburg can be reached by small roads, it is 10 km east of Bergen.

Accessible by bus from the nearest railway station Unterlüß: Cebus line 260 and Bürgerbus Südheide from Bergen: Cebus line 210 from Faßberg / Müden: Cebus line 220 from Celle: Cebus line 200

Get around[edit]


  • Lutter Mill (Luttermühle), Am Lutterbach. with its overshoot water wheel near the confluence of the Weesener Bach and the Örtze. Working since 1757 as a saw mill.
  • 1 Ludwig Harms Haus, Harmsstraße 2, +49 5052 2758. a former old mission house
  • 2 Bonstorf Barrows (at Bonstorf). New Stone Age Grave Site
  • 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.
  • Heimatmuseum, Harmsstraße 3a. Open on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays from 3PM to 5PM. Free admission.


  • 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.



  • 1 Zur Alten Fuhrmanns-Schänke (The Old Carters' Inn), Dehningshof 1 (near Oldendorf in the forest), +49 5054 98970. Traditional, rustic, German restaurant specialising in game - venison, wild boar and Heidschucke, the local moorland sheep. Not cheap, but great for that special occasion.
  • 2 La Taverna Ristorante, Lotharstraße 29 (From Celle, go straight through Hermannsburg, across the river and the restaurant is approx 300m on the left), +49 5052 2839. Authentic Italian look and feel. Good quality food at sensible price. Highly recommended.




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