Dahlen Heath & Wermsdorf Woods
The Dahlen Heath and the Wermsdorf Forest are two of the most impressive conservation areas in Saxony. In the north-western part of the free state, between the Elbe and the Mulde, this tourist destination is characterised by extensive forests, broad hills rolling gently through flat land, and numerous ponds and lakes with diverse flora and fauna. With its deciduous and coniferous forests, widespread meadows and fertile fields, the Dahlen Health and Wermsdorf Forest offer the best recreation and relaxation opportunities for bikers and hikers, water sportsmen, horseback riders and those who enjoy carriage rides.
Observations in the forest © Hüller Fotografie
With the large game population of wild boars, fallow deer and red deer, the Dahlen Heath and Wermsdorf Forest have been popular hunting grounds since the beginning of the 16th century, favoured by Augustus the Strong and the Saxon court. Even today, hunters and visitors are enthralled every autumn when the bugles sounded the beginning of the St. Hubert's Day hunt. The local specialities of game also include fish that are native to this tourist destination.
The idyllic woodland ponds and fragrant wildflower meadows create a romantic atmosphere. Rare waterfowl nest in the dense reed belt. Among the various ponds and lakes, is the large and well-known Horstsee in Wermsdorf. Comfortable and cosy restaurants invite you to take a break along the way. Those seeking relaxation will find various accommodation options in hotels, guest houses, holiday homes or camp sites.