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Hinterhermsdorf: Waldhusche - forest adventure trail

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The Waldhusche Hinterhermsdorf is an experience and exhibition area of the National Park. Four networked themed trails show different aspects of the topic "forest".
easy
Distance 2.7 km
1:00 h
98 m
98 m
413 m
335 m
The 66-hectare area is operated by the Saxon Switzerland National Park. This attraction got its name from the word "Husche", formerly used by foresters, which referred to a kind of chute on which the wood of freshly cut trees "huschte" ("scampered") from the mountain slopes into the valley. At more than 40 stations, visitors learn a lot of things about natural processes in the forest or forest management in a playful way. The information is prepared in such a way that it is also interesting for children.

The highlights of the Waldhusche include a forest playground, a labyrinth, an underground root path, a bark beetle walk, a climbable spider web and a fox construction slide.

Author’s recommendation

The tour is suitable for children and dogs.Hinterhermsdorf is certified as a family-friendly place and offers many other attractions for a family outing.
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Update: July 22, 2022
Difficulty
easy
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Highest point
413 m
Lowest point
335 m
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Track types

Asphalt 3.69%Dirt road 20.57%Forested/wild trail 75.72%
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0.1 km
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0.5 km
Forested/wild trail
2 km
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Safety information

Please note: in the Saxon Switzerland National Park, only marked trails may be used in the core zone. Fines may be imposed for violations.

Trail markings

Tips and hints

Touristinformation Hinterhermsdorf: phone + 49 (0) 35974 5210

Start

Hinterhermsdorf (371 m)
Coordinates:
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50.920859, 14.354830
DMS
50°55'15.1"N 14°21'17.4"E
UTM
33U 454651 5641222
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Destination

Hinterhermsdorf

Turn-by-turn directions

Various round tours:
https://www.nationalpark-saechsische-schweiz.de/besucherinformation/ausflugsziele/waldhusche/

Difficulty: easy; also in sections suitable for strollers or wheelchairs

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

Arrival/departure:

Bus line 241 (Pirna - Hinterhermsdorf)
Bus line 268 (Sebnitz - Hinterhermsdorf)

Haltestelle: Hinterhermsdorf Erbgericht

Parking

Parking lot at the Buchenparkhalle in Hinterhermsdorf

Coordinates

DD
50.920859, 14.354830
DMS
50°55'15.1"N 14°21'17.4"E
UTM
33U 454651 5641222
w3w 
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Daniela Wünsche
June 14, 2019 · Community
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When did you do this route? June 09, 2019

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Difficulty
easy
Distance
2.7 km
Duration
1:00 h
Ascent
98 m
Descent
98 m
Highest point
413 m
Lowest point
335 m
Public-transport-friendly Circular route Family-friendly Refreshment stops available Cultural/historical interest Geological highlights Botanical highlights Flora and fauna Suitable for strollers Accessibility Dog-friendly

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