Lüneburger Heide

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Lüneburger Heide

 

part of the Central European Plain in the Federal Republic of Germany, between the lower courses of the Elbe and Weser rivers. Area, 7,400 sq km. Elevation, to 169 m. It is composed of ancient washed up glacial and fluvioglacial deposits, chiefly sands. In the interfluves are heaths, juniper scrub, and pine and birch forests; in the low-lying areas there are bogs and alder and aspen forests. Forests cover about 40 percent of the Liineburger Heide. There is sheep raising and potato growing in the region. Part of the Liineburger Heide was declared a natural park in 1910.

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We would like to thank Wildpark Luneburger Heide and Wildpark Schwarze Berge in Lower Saxony, Germany for their cooperation, and Irene Tomaschewski for technical support.
Kunze himself appears in a couple of Nakitsch's poems, which often dwell on the discrepancy between his daily reality and his linguistic identity, his place of residence and the homeland of his imagination: "Trete ich barfuss in zerbrochenes Glas, / betrete ich die Luneburger Heide.