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Lüneburg Heath

The Lüneburg Heath (German: Lüneburger Heide) is a region in Lower Saxony in Germany. It covers the area between the cities of Hamburg, Hanover and Bremen. Low Saxon is still widely spoken in the region.

The region is covered by a heath landscape. The landscape was created when in medieval times the forest were destroyed to use the wood in the salt production of Lüneburg. The highest elevation is the Wilseder Berg with an elevation of 169.2 m above sea level.