At the Luneburg Heath at Bispingen
The ‚Lüneburger Heide‘ – or Luneburg Heath. A well known landscape – like the Black Forests – and maybe it has the same problem. You would think that only senior bus groups are traveling there and that there is nothing but the moorland. Far wrong! Again. We have been very curious about this heath landscape and were really happy to see a sign „Welcome to the Luneburg Heathland“. But… We could not see any moorland but only fields and farm land. Then suddenly we spotted a glimpse of this typical scenery. Covered with heath and in-between now and then a tree. But then it was gone again as we drove by. First we went to our hotel. „Die schmucke Witwe“ – ‚The spruce widow‘. Only later on we learned about the history of this term during a guided tour. What a pity that the hotel itself does not provide the story. A lost opportunity. The widow of the pastor of the local church could live in this house until her very end and was paid by the church. Sometimes there were several women living here. What a story! The hotel now hosts a decoration and gift shop, a café and has some rooms. In the shop you will find nice handcrafted things and souvenirs and in the café you are served homemade cakes. There are only 8 rooms, but each has its own name and sign. In the room you will find the matching poem. We stayed accordingly at the „Lüneburger Heide“.