"Hinterhermsdorf - Hintere Sächsische Schweiz" Hinterhermsdorf by german_eagle
Hinterhermsdorf Travel Guide: 19 reviews and 97 photos
Hinterhermsdorf is a picturesque small village in the hills southeast of Dresden called Sächsische Schweiz (Saxon Switzerland in English). It is located most remote in the "Back" part of Saxon Switzerland. The elevation of the village is approx. 370 m.
Hinterhermsdorf was founded in the early 13th century by 13 families of German settlers. At this time the area was part of Bohemia. In 1451 Hinterhermsdorf became German.
From the beginning on it was a farmers village. Agriculture and Forestry are are still the base of local economy today, along with (individual) tourism. Thanks to the remote location the village escaped mass tourism. It is a paradise for hikers, bikers and all lovers of pure nature (National Park!).
Hinterhermsdorf was able to preserve its rural charm. You find about 80 (mostly renovated) "Umgebindehäuser", a special sort of wooden houses, narrow cobbled alleys and small squares with fountains.
A worthwhile destination for a short hike ist Wachberg mountain (496 m) above the small village Saupsdorf (see Off the... more travel advice
There are many biking routes around Hinterhermsdorf. However, please note that it is a mountainuous area - it's not for... more travel advice
Written Oct 16, 2010
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Written Oct 16, 2010
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