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Uhlenköper
1 acre
Relaxed eco-friendly site with good access to the Lüneburger Heide region
‘The hiiills are aliiive with...the sight of heather?’ Yes, from August through till September, Germany’s Lüneburger Heide region hits its purple patch. Its heathlands are transformed into oceans of mauve so expansive that Prince could write songs about them. There are heather festivals and annual crownings of heather queens, and tourists overwhelm local towns and villages. Amidst this violet fury lies Uhlenköper, a tranquil eco-site ensconced in the itsy-bitsy village of Westerweyhe, near Uelzen. Run by Gertrud and Thomas Körding, this three-acre site has been carved up into areas for dauercampers (permanent residents), caravans and larger tents, tenters and cyclists. In between flow the site’s public areas: a solar-powered reception (with shower block, restaurant and bio-shop), modest playground and – pièce de résistance – a spanking new swimming pool with sections for swimmers and paddlers. Offsite fun can be had cycling, kayaking on the Ilmenau or checking out Natur Park Sudheide, where you can glimpse the black-haired rams with white bodies that resemble woolly pints of Guinness. If nothing else they make a change from all that purple.
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Hosted by Test O.Joined in January 2015
From the host
Relaxed eco-friendly site with good access to the Lüneburger Heide region.
Nearby attractions
The site owners are qualified canoe guides and can take you for a family trip along the river – or you can hire your own canoes and bikes on site and do your own thing. Hotel Kenners Landlust (0049 58 559 793) is a bio hotel in Dübbekold offering organic food, shiatsu massage and a pool and sauna for total relaxation.
Food and drink
Apart from the onsite restaurant (terraced in summer), you can grab a tasty schnitzel at the village restaurant Dorfkrug (a 2-minute stroll – take your dancing shoes and join in the weekly square dance on Sunday evenings), otherwise the nearest spots are in Uelzen. For local produce, the Bauckhof farm (0049 58 190 160) sells everything from free-range eggs to sausages and cheese.
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