The Heath of Klein Bünstorf
Protected idyllic and popular tourist destination on the outskirts of Bad Bevensen
On the southern outskirts of Bad Bevensen between the Ilmenau and the Elbe Lateral Canal lies one of the most beautiful Heaths of the region: The Heath of Klein Bünstorf. This popular destination for nature walks is only 15 hectares large, surrounded by pine forests and floodplains and has a beautiful view of the village of Klein Bünstorf.
Whether by foot or by bike, the trail out of Bad Bevensen runs along small garden allotments, woods and horse paddocks to the Herman Löns Memorial Rock. This immense glacial erratic is a popular resting spot for hikers and tourists on excursions with horse buggies or covered wagons, which start directly at the spa center.
Some 59 burial mounds (tumuli) that date back to between the 17th and 13th century B.C. can be found in the heaths and surrounding forests. During the Bronze Age the dead were buried under these mounds with their jewelry, weapons and other belongings in simple wood and stone tombs.
In and around Bad Bevensen there are also examples of other types of tumuli including dolmen stone graves. At the northwest corner of the Klein Bünstorfer Heath there is a model of a longhouse which shows how people lived here during the Bronze Age. The foundations of the 23 by 6.8 meter longhouse were excavated in 1942 and a 1:5 scale timber model was built here.