For centuries, Tharandt has thrived alongside and thanks to the forest, within which the world looks very different. Journey into the heart of healing greenery grandeur, that makes its mark on mind and body. Stroll along some 250 kilometres of hiking trails, past idyllic brooks, irresistible hills and dales and countless other delights that await along the Grillenburg Forest Nature Trail. Don’t miss: a visit to the 18-hectare Forest Botanical Garden of Dresden Technical University, housing 2,000 or so different trees and shrubs. Plus, a further 15 hectares dedicated to North America, with 9,500 plants such as magnolias and even sequoia and tulip trees.