Culture lovers will also feel at home in Bispingen.
In addition to impressive nature, the Lüneburg Heath also offers a lot of interesting culture. Medieval churches and old courtyards characterize lovable and livable cities and villages. Archaeological sites and museums bear witness to the millennia-old history of the region and tell of the life of the Heidjer. Visit the old field stone church or the Heide-Kastell ISERHATSCHE, go to one of the many museums or take a nostalgic excursion.
"The Neuschwanstein of the North ..."
There is a lot to admire and marvel at in the 23 hectare landscape park: the hunting villa originally built for the royal Prussian councilor Ernst Nölle, a “philosophical baroque iron park”, an ark, a Prussian pavilion, the “mountain of collecting passions Montagnetto” and much more. The landscape park is constantly being expanded. Visit with a guide. Open all year.
"Ole Kerk" Bispingen was built in 1353, making it the oldest church in the old district of Soltau. The builder was the Bishop of Verden, and he promised 40 days indulgences to anyone who did manual and tensioning services during the construction. The area was poor, so field stones and half-timbered buildings were used. Bricks were too expensive. The stone church, the old half-timbered rectory and the community center form an impressive ensemble with the new rectory and the old trees.
Experience the special railway romance of days long past. Hop on for a leisurely stroll on the Heide-Express vintage train, past charming landscapes, idyllic locations, meadows and forests. For the physical well-being is provided in the social and buffet car. In Lüneburg you can stroll through the enchanting alleys, browse the many different shops or go on a sightseeing tour. Strollers and wheelchairs are carried free of charge.
Living in the heath around 1850, man and landscape from earlier days
In the middle of the Lüneburg Heath Nature Park in Wilsede you will find the old heath museum "Dat ole Huus", built in 1907. Together with the neighboring exhibition sheepfold on the »Emhoff«, there is impressive and comprehensive information about the landscape and rural pasture life around 1850. There is no chimney in one of the oldest farmhouses on the Lüneburg Heath. The cooking took place over the open hearth fire. Man and cattle lived under one roof.
The German Tank Museum is located in Munster, only around 20 minutes by car from Bispingen. On an area of around 10,000 square meters, the tank museum shows 150 large equipment: tanks, artillery and vehicles - from 1917 to the present day. There are also many other exhibits such as uniforms, medals, weapons, unarmored vehicles, radios and military toys. Outside, the M48 (Patton II) type tank, which can be entered, authentically conveys the feeling of tightness in the tank and the importance of the crew working together. The museum has high standards. It should definitely be a place of lively controversy and discussion. The exhibition is by no means glorifying war, but has changed over the past few years from a pure technology show to a museum that sheds a critical light on military history.
The felt world Soltau is an education and experience center on the subject of felt - a cultural and historical lighthouse that connects culture and science. In a historic warehouse in the Soltau pedestrian zone, you will find a world of experience and a creative center, a museum and playground, an event location and an innovation forum rolled into one. The integrative design of the world of felt plays an important role: it offers tourists and locals, technology fans and art lovers alike interesting discoveries.
The Soltau game museum is definitely worth a visit. Children as well as adults are enthusiastic about this house full of games and story (s), dreams and treasures. Unique exhibits make the museum one of the best and most diverse toy museums in the world. And the best part: Many of the games can be tried out. Bring the toys to life! A visit to the museum is an experience for the whole family.
You travel with the anteater like in days long gone. Every Sunday from Soltau, the small rail bus strolls through the picturesque heath. You can buy tickets directly on Sunday in the Anteater. It drives via Luhegrund and Bispingen to Döhle, only to be ready for the return trip 3 hours later. From July to September, the anteater has room for 71 people.