Open-air exhibition ground Waldhusche

Actually, what is a “Waldhusche”? Or even a wood giant? What do you call deer browsing? How does natural regeneration work? What were game fences once built for? And what is a forest nursery?


Entrance Buchenparkhalle

You will find answers to your questions on the 66 acres of the Waldhusche exhibition and experience grounds in Hinterhermsdorf. Children and adults can experience practical lessons: Go on a discovery tour on forest history through the outdoor area, embark on an active educational journey through the woods, especially with your children! Lots of surprises and new information can be found at the interactive offers of the individual stations, but also the historical forest work and thought-provoking ideas of future forest use are presented and illustrated. Especially for children, the outdoor area offers excellent opportunities for “active forest exploration.”

Also located in the Waldhusche are two information points of the National Park: the Beizehaus and Blockscheune.

Four interconnected theme trails connect impressive facilities of the historic forestry with active games and stations for the pure enjoyment of nature. Of course, we have paid special thought to families with children.


Map of the outdoor area Waldhusche

Map of the outdoor area Waldhusche with the four themed trails


The individual theme trails have different levels of difficulty, a part is wheelchair accessible. Among others you will find the

Forestry trail

Waldkundeweg-rechts-EIn the National Park the natural environment is left mostly to itself. In almost half of the area, the National Park Authority still interferes to make the forest more natural. How this is done is explained on the stations of this trail.


Discover traditional thinking on the

Historical forest use trail

Waldnutzungsweg-rechts-EHow did people use the forest in the past? What existential importance did the forest have for them? Marvel at the variety of products previously obtained in the forest.


Stroll along the

Natural enjoyment trail

Naturgenussweg-rechts-EHere you are not only invited to take a walk with particularly appealing views – this trail is truly a path for discovering natural beauty!


Courageously explore the

Forest adventure trail

Waldabenteuerweg-rechts-Here, especially children experience many surprises – with many forest game stations!


Opening hours Waldhusche:

None, as the site is freely accessible. 

Getting there:

From Bad Schandau through the Kirnitzsch valley or coming from Sebnitz, you will get to Hinterhermsdorf. In the town, bear right towards the Upper Watergate (Obere Schleuse) for parking at the Buchenparkhalle. The main entrance is located there.

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