"Königsplatz" Hinterhermsdorf Off The Beaten Path Tip by german_eagle

Hinterhermsdorf Off The Beaten Path: 2 reviews and 10 photos

  Königsplatz view in spring
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  • Königsplatz view in spring - Hinterhermsdorf
      Königsplatz view in spring
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  • View on a sunny fall day - Hinterhermsdorf
      View on a sunny fall day
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  • View from Königsplatz - Hinterhermsdorf
      View from Königsplatz
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  • View on a sunny fall day - Hinterhermsdorf
      View on a sunny fall day
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  • Königsplatz, natural sandstone viewing platform - Hinterhermsdorf
      Königsplatz, natural sandstone viewing platform
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The "Königsplatz", a sandstone rock with an elevation of 437 m, only a short walk (approx. 45 min) away from the village offers gorgeous views of the hills and vast forest in the National Park. From the village turn south towards Buchenparkhalle and from there it is signposted.

I went there numerous times, often in fall when the colours of the leaves were wonderful. I could even see the tv tower of the Czech town Decin and numerous hills in the Czech republic.

The viewing point was named after the Saxon King Friedrich August II. (1797-1854) who enjoyed to come to this place. A forrester with name Voigt made the rock accessible in 1836. A wooden tower for even better views was built in 1879 but torn down in 1902 because of its bad shape. A shame!

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  • Updated Aug 9, 2009
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