© Robert Michael, GEOPARK Sachsens Mitte e.V.

Discover geological history in the Tharandt Forest (Tharandter Wald)

At a glance

  • Start: Räucherkerzen-Manufaktur KNOX (Incense Manufacture)
  • Destination: Räucherkerzen-Manufaktur KNOX (Incense Manufacture)
  • Medium
  • 13,96 km
  • 6 hours
  • 226 m
  • 426 m
  • 284 m

In the Geopark Sachsens Mitte you can walk through Saxony's geological past. Every stone hides secrets and tells its million-year-old story.

In the Geopark Sachsens Mitte, we are going on a geological journey through time. Come along and experience the Tharandt Forest in a completely different way and let yourself be carried away into a "stone-age" world. On our way from Mohorn-Grund over the Landberg to Kurort Hartha and back over the Wiesenweg and through "Desert Arabia" we will learn how many interesting things there are to see and discover in such a small space. We follow the geological traces left behind by mighty volcanic eruptions, old craters and vents, as well as relics of mighty sea floods and historical mining. The topic of health is not neglected either.


For a change of pace, try Kneipp's water treading or the barefoot path. Even the little ones are in demand. At the forest playground, the forest is magically and mysteriously transformed into a fairytale world. Those who also have a taste for pilgrimage can walk along the Saxon Way of St. James (Sächsischer Pilgerweg), which was used as early as the 12th century to unwind and become one with nature. On the Landberg, there is the possibility of stopping off at the idyllically situated inn "Zum Landberg". Here, guests can fortify themselves with dishes of home-style Saxon cuisine or game dishes. If you prefer something more rustic, stop off at the snack bar on the edge of the forest in Spechtshausen or relax in the forest pool in Mohorn/Grund.


Extra tip: KNOX smoked candle factory.

Target group: Families, for those interested in natural history and health-conscious guests.

Important: Guided hike only possible by reservation.

Tour dashboard


  • Unknown (24%)
  • Tarmac (15%)
  • Gravel (5%)
  • Hiking trail (76%)
  • Path (4%)


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