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Camping Sonnenberg

A very friendly, family-run site just outside the village of Müden, about a 20 minute drive from Hohne Camp; just far enough away when you need a break but not too much of a drive. The pitches are on well-drained grass, mostly situated in the unspoilt woodland, an ideal place if you want peace and quiet, long walks or cycle rides. All pitches have power and water, clean showers and toilet facilities. A very nice bar/restaurant run by the owners, always a warm and welcoming atmosphere, in warmer weather there is a covered seating area outside the bar where you can sit with a cold beer while you watch the world go by. thumb The campsite is a five minute cycle ride into the village of Müden, well known for those cream cakes! Not the most modern site but well worth a visit.

Wietzer Berg

The Wietzer Berg is a low hill (102 m) with good views over the Heath and the Örtze valley to the south and a hub for numerous walks in the area. At the summit is the ''Lönsstein'', a large "glacial erratic" rock that has been turned into a monument to Hermann Löns, the well-known heath poet. There are various scenic walks from ½ hr to 4 hrs in length and you can also walk into Müden from here. There is a car park and cafe by the road at the foot of the gentle rise leading to the monument or you can park in Müden and take a longer walk from there.

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''Ole Müllern Schün''

The ''Ole Müllern Schün'' serves the most amazing cakes and its fame has spread to German television. As a result, it can get very busy in the summer months so you may need to book in advance even for a coffee! Specialities include ''Buchweizentorte'' ("buckwheat gateau") and ''Blaubeertorte'' ("bilberry gateau").

''Heidschnucke'' Auction

Each year, on the second Thursday in July, the moorland sheep (''Heidschnucke'') auction takes place. The strongest young rams are presented to breeders and spectators and the best animals win prizes. The ''Heidschnucke'' rams can be bid for at the accompanying auction.

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Müden Animal Park and Treetop Climbing

A great activity day out. Two courses of high rope climbing through the woods. Ideal for beginners, very safe and well managed. For experts, there is an alternative course. The animal park is great for young children and very interactive. Have fun!

''Hillige Eeke''

North of the village is an ancient oak, known as the ''Hillige Eeke''("holy oak"), which is over 600 years old. It was probably used as a ''Gerichtsbaum'', a tree under which regular court sessions were held.

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Niemeyer's Romantik Posthotel

A nice hotel in a small village, the area is ideal for walking or cycling. Reputedly excellent service and recommended by numerous guides. Restaurant serves regional and French specialities.

Berlin Airlift Museum

A museum commemorating the Berlin Airlift, when West Berlin was saved from the Communist blockade in 1948/49. The museum is located in Faßberg airfield, formerly Royal Air Force Fassberg.

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St. Laurence Church

A historic brick Gothic church, typical of the Lüneburg Heath, with a separate, timber-framed bell tower. Check out the 500 year old fresco in the choir.

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Landhotel Bauernwald

A country hotel typical of the area; rooms are 3 star and meals are reasonable, ranging from approx €23 to 35.

Mill Festival

On the second Sunday in September a mill festival (''Mühlenfest'') is held at the old mill in Müden.

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About Müden

Historically, Müden was a typical heathland farming village and there is still something of that atmosphere in its jigsaw of cobbled lanes away from the main roads. An artificial lake, the ''Heidesee'' has been created as a recreation area, but Müden is best-known locally for its excellent "coffee and cake" cafe in a converted barn, the ''Ole Müllern Schün''.