"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.

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  • Nemorino's Profile Photo
    Oct 19, 2010 at 10:59 AM

    Hello Ingo, I've just come back to have a look at your new travelogues and your new and updated tips on Hinterhermsdorf and vicinity. Great that you had such fine weather for hiking and such beautiful autumn light for your photos!

  • Oct 18, 2010 at 12:34 AM

    very picturesque travelogues as well as photos from Konigsplatz

  • BeatChick's Profile Photo
    Dec 6, 2004 at 4:44 PM

    Hinterhermsdorf sounds like just the hidden village that I'd love!

  • mtncorg's Profile Photo
    Jul 1, 2004 at 2:52 PM

    A grand hidden village and grand presentation. I take it the umgebindehauser are original 'town houses' with a common wall?

  • HORSCHECK's Profile Photo
    Dec 8, 2003 at 1:54 PM

    This seems to be a really hidden place, as Saxony-expert Leipzig has never heard of this beautiful gem ... :o)

  • prleprle's Profile Photo
    Nov 30, 2003 at 6:14 AM

    Charming village and impresive autumn photos.

  • matcrazy1's Profile Photo
    Oct 19, 2003 at 1:11 PM

    A kind of places just for me! Thank you very much for sharing!

  • tini58de's Profile Photo
    Sep 13, 2003 at 7:43 AM

    That place looks wonderful - thanks for the wonderful presentation!

  • Leipzig's Profile Photo
    Sep 11, 2003 at 8:12 AM

    To be honest, I never heard of that enchanting place !

  • mabu's Profile Photo
    Sep 8, 2003 at 11:51 AM

    sieht sehr gemütlich aus!

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