• Up close with a herd of Heidschnucke sheep
    Up close with a herd of Heidschnucke sheep ©Lüneburger Heide GmbH
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Specialities from Lüneburg Heath.

Lüneburg Heath is one of Europe's most famous regions and its food and drink are equally celebrated. As well as potatoes, asparagus and honey, the tender, venison-like meat of the Heidschnucke heathland sheep is particularly valued by gourmets. The sheep are a very old breed specially adapted to the moorland conditions of the heath. Their meat enjoys Protected Designation of Origin status in Europe.

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