Through the Waldhusche

Car park Buchenparkhalle Hinterhermsdorf – outdoor compound of Waldhusche – Informations site Beizehaus via loop track through the Waldhusche and back

The Waldhusche outdoor compound offers you and your family a number of points full of information as well as an information site on the historical use of the forest in this region. Those who appreciate the dense forest, the fresh air and the expertise are just in the right place on this accessible look track. The compound is open all year round.


Beizehaus in grüner Umgebung

Stop at the Waldhusche: The Beizehaus information site / Photo: Archive National Park Management, S. Klingner

Distance: 3.4 km from Hinterhermsdorf, bus stop Erbgericht; 1.6 km from Buchenparkhalle
Narrowest point: approx. 90 cm
Obstacles: none, partly small gravel, partly grassy or sandy
Accessibility in wet conditions: yes, with outdoor gear
Accessibility of info site: narrowest point to the exhibition is 80 cm, access to toilets only via stairs
Transport connections: car to Buchenparkhalle car park, or bus line 241 to Hinterhermsdorf, Erbgericht
Parking: car park, parking garage, free of charge, no separate disabled parking
Refreshments: Buchenparkhalle


Begin your tour either at the Buchenparkhalle car park or at the Erbgericht bus stop in Hinterhermsdorf, near the Haus des Gastes. From the bus stop it is still one and a half kilometres of asphalt road through the beautiful town up to the Buchenparkhalle – in the end there is a steep section that can be handled with a little bit of support. The access to the Waldhusche outdoor compound leads over a small curb. Now keep to the right and follow the path down to Beizehaus. Shortly before getting there mmove downhill via a few corners along partly grassy paths. The exhibition in the Beizehaus is free of charge during the season’s opening hours and is worth a visit – also for children.

After your visit of the exhibition head back to the entrance to Waldhusche from where a loop track will take you straight to the other stopping points of the Waldhusche. Follow the red signposts. The route consists mostly of bound, small gravel with occasional sandy, but solid spots. Past the children’s play area including the cobweb and longicorn stopping point you will reach the large junction in the heart of the compound. After visiting the stops on the historical forest use follow the blue and green signposts toward the Aschehübel entrance. On a paved forest road continue through the peaceful forest of Hinterhermsdorf. Keep left behind the entrance and follow the road up through the forest and back to the Buchenparkhalle. An exact map including the adventure stopping points can be found below.

A small hint: From here it is not far to the Upper Sluice. The tour description can be found here.

Karte der Waldhusche

Map of the Waldhusche outdoor compound with the four theme trails, please click to enlarge.


Wegweiser Beobachtungen am Wegesrand_engThe inconspicuous “Birngrün” or “serrated wintergreen” (Orthilia secunda) grows directly near one of the tracks through the Waldhusche which is the only known place for it to grow in the entire national park area! Those who are unaware may not notice this rare marvel (see picture gallery above). But those who do appreciate such rarity, will find it easier to adhere to our noational park on-track-restrictions. A few steps off-track would quickly destroy half the population of this wintergreen …

As its name suggests, this little plant retains its green leaves throughout the winter. It is a heather plants and blooms in whitish-green colours in the summer.

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