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Hinterhermsdorf: Waldhusche - forest adventure trail

At a glance

  • Start: Hinterhermsdorf
  • Destination: Hinterhermsdorf
  • Easy
  • 2,67 km
  • 1 hour
  • 98 m
  • 413 m
  • 335 m

The Waldhusche Hinterhermsdorf is an experience and exhibition area of the National Park. Four networked themed trails show different aspects of the topic "forest".

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 walkway, a spider web that can be climbed, a fox tree slide and, from May 2025, a mini sawmill.

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  • Tarmac (4%)
  • Gravel (21%)
  • Hiking trail (76%)


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