The Uelzen District takes up most of the eastern half of the Lüneburg Heath, composed of broad plains of juniper and heather, punctuated by small woods and swamplands. Hiking and cycling are great ways to see this healthy landscape, where you are rewarded with fresh air and fascinating beauty at every turn.
Uelzen District Map
Towns & Villages in the Uelzen District
In the town of Uelzen, which is the district seat, you will want to see Hundertwasser Bahnhof, time and time again ranked as one of the three most impressive train stations in Germany. The Oldenstadt monastery and 18th-century Castle Holdenstedt are also located here and well worth a visit.
To the north, Bienenbüttel is on the high-speed rail route connecting Hamburg and Hanover. Here you can spend time lazing by the pool at the forest-surrounded Waldbad outdoor swimming complex. A diving tower, beach volleyball courts, a water slide and other facilities are also available for your recreational pleasure.
Along the Ilmenau River to the north, you will come to Bad Bevensen, a spa town noted for its thermal iodine waters, first-class hotels and cozy restaurants with nourishing home-style cooking.
Meanwhile in the south along the Aue River, Bad Bodenteich offers, in addition to its health spas, a 17th-century castle, Burg Bodenteich, which has been turned into an informative local museum.