Dahlen Heath and Wermsdorf Forest
Dahlen Heath and Wermsdorf Forest are two of the most impressive natural conservation areas in Saxony. Come and explore the north-western part of the Free State of Saxony between the Elbe and Mulde rivers, where you will find large forests, vast, slightly hilly to flat country as well as numerous ponds and lakes with a variety of flora and fauna. The deciduous and coniferous forests, extensive meadows and fertile fields offer the perfect opportunity for cyclists and hikers, water sports enthusiasts as well as horse riders and lovers of horse-drawn wagons to rest and relax.
Due to high numbers of wild boar, fallow deer and red deer, both the Dahlen Heath and the Wermsdorfer Forest have been popular hunting areas since the early 16th century. Augustus the Strong and the Saxon Court also liked to take advantage of this. Even today, hunters and visitors alike are enthralled every autumn when the hunting horns sound the "Halali" for the St. Hubert's Day Hunt. Game like the local fish is one of the culinary specialities of this holiday region.
Enjoy the romantic charm of idyllic forest ponds and fragrant meadows of flowers. With a little luck, you can watch rare water birds in the dense reed belt. Of all the numerous ponds and lakes, the largest and most well-known is Lake Horst in Wermsdorf.
Cosy pubs as well as numerous hotels, guest houses, holiday homes and campsites invite you to take a break.