Museums, Leisure and theme parks

Whether Windmill Museum, Museum Village, wildlife park or theme park - you have the choice

Such an abundance of leisure, animal and theme parks is as unique as the charm of the surrounding landscape: in the middle of the Lüneburg Heath, not far from Bad Bevensen the Heide Park, Magic Park, Vogel (Bird) Park, Serengeti Park, Otter Center, Mill Museum and wildlife parks impress visitors of all ages. These destinations are easy to reach by car or as part of group excursions.

Hankensbüttel's Otter Center

Get an unusual insight into the habitats of otters, badgers, pine and stone martens, polecats, and ermines, at the Otter Center in Hankensbüttel. This 60,000-square-foot nature center with its three kilometers of wheelchair-friendly paths is considered absolutely unique in Europe.

Wildlife parks on the outskirts of Hamburg

In the Wildlife Park Lauenbrück you can observe the life of native wild and domestic animal breeds. The Lüneburger Heide Wildlife Park is considered one of the most beautiful zoos in Germany. The Schwarze Berge Wildlife Park is characterized by its mountains, valleys, a lake and several ponds.

Out of Africa: Serengeti Park in Hodenhagen

The Serengeti Park in Hodenhagen has over 1,000 wild and exotic animals and Germany's largest elephant breeding facility. A 9-km off-road safari enables you to see elephants, giraffes, camels, rhinos and monkeys with the Serengeti-bus or with your own car.

Fascinating Magic: Magic Park Verden

Roller coaster, ship swing, Ferris wheel - all can be found at the Magic Park Verden. But usually visitors immerse into the world of magic and fantasy. In Germany's only theme park on the subject of magic the little ones are really big.

Birds of A Feather: Vogel (Bird) Park in Walsrode

This bird park is the world's largest and its beautiful parks and gardens delight visitors with the rarest, most beautiful and colorful birds from all continents and climatic zones in a bird-friendly environment.

Hösseringen Museum Village

The museum village in Hösseringen, a small, clustered village in the woods, is an oper-air museum with old houses typical for the Lüneburg Heath which convey the rural history of the region in a lively and vivid form.

A moving experience: Gifhorn's Windmill Museum

The International Mill Museum in Gifhorn comprises 16 mills from Asia and Europe that demonstrate the ingenuity and technical sophistication of their makers in harnassing the forces of nature.

Thrilling heights: Heidepark Soltau

The Heidepark Soltau is North Germany's largest leisure and family park with more than 40 rides. There's something for everyone ranging from very fast to very relaxed.

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Tourist-Information Bad Bevensen
Dahlenburger Str. 1
29549 Bad Bevensen

Tel.: +49 (0) 5821 976830
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