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3rd route: Through the forests of the earth

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  • Zeisiggrundbrücke
    / Zeisiggrundbrücke
    Photo: Susann Sentek, CC BY-ND, Robert Michael
  • / Sächsisches Landesarboretum
    Photo: Susann Sentek, CC BY-ND, Gunter Fichte
  • / Schweizerhaus
    Photo: Susann Sentek, CC BY-ND, Andre Kaiser
  • / Amberbaum im Forstpark
    Photo: Hans-Jürgen Gerhardt, CC BY-ND
  • / An den großen Seen im Forstpark
    Photo: Hans-Jürgen Gerhardt, CC BY-ND
  • / Blick von den Appalachen im Forstgarten
    Photo: Hans-Jürgen Gerhardt, CC BY-ND
  • / Eichenblättrige Hortensie im Forstgarten
    Photo: Hans-Jürgen Gerhardt, CC BY-ND
  • / Herbst in der asiatischen Gehölzflora im Forstgarten
    Photo: Hans-Jürgen Gerhardt, CC BY-ND
  • / Morgenstimmung an den Großen Seen
    Photo: Hans-Jürgen Gerhardt, CC BY-ND
  • / Sonnenaufgang über den Rocky Mountains im Forstgarten
    Photo: Hans-Jürgen Gerhardt, CC BY-ND
m 350 300 250 200 5 4 3 2 1 km Forstgartenshop im Schweizerhaus ForstParkShop im Nordamerika-Teil
We hike along historic paths to the Forest Botanical Garden. A tour of the facility, which was established in 1811 and now covers 34 hectares, takes us from the woody plants of North America to Japan.
easy
Distance 5.5 km
1:47 h
190 m
190 m
As the oldest of its kind in the world, the Tharandt Forest Botanical Garden was established in 1811 in a part of the Tharandt landscape, which was beautified from 1797, together with the second oldest forestry university in the world, which Heinrich Cotta moved here and is now part of the TU Dresden. Visit the oldest teaching building of the university in the green, the several times extended today's state arboretum up to the last created North American quarters in ForstPARK®.

Author’s recommendation

  • Forstgarten store with snack in the Museum Schweizerhaus (free admission).
  • Forest Park Shop with snack in ForstPARK®.
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Update: October 07, 2021
Difficulty
easy
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
342 m
Lowest point
215 m
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Safety information

Some of the paths in the Forest Botanical Garden are steep and narrow.

Tips and hints

This is a guided walk with a fee through the Forest Botanical Garden/ForestPARK®.

Start

Roßmäßlerbau Tharandt, Campus of the TU Dresden Department of Forest Sciences (215 m)
Coordinates:
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50.980829, 13.581565
DMS
50°58'51.0"N 13°34'53.6"E
UTM
33U 400430 5648650
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Destination

Roßmäßlerbau Tharandt, Campus of the TU Dresden Department of Forest Sciences

Turn-by-turn directions

From the Roßmäßlerbau in Tharandt, first follow Pienner Straße and then climb the 13 Drehen to the entrance of the Forstbotanischer Garten on Cottastraße.

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Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

S-Bahn S3 Dresden-Tharandt-Freiberg, regional train RB30 Dresden-Zwickau or regional express RE3 Dresden-Hof to station P+R Tharandt (tariff zone Freital VVO)

Getting there

Freeway A4 to junction Wilsdruff, from there follow the signs to Tharandt

Parking

Parking spaces at the market (Am Markt), Naturmarkt (Pienner Straße/Dresdner Straße), P+R at the train station and Forstcampus TU Dresden (access from Dresdner Straße to the train attendant's house) as well as at Roßmäßlerstraße and at the elementary school (Wilsdruffer Straße)

Coordinates

DD
50.980829, 13.581565
DMS
50°58'51.0"N 13°34'53.6"E
UTM
33U 400430 5648650
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Equipment

Sturdy shoes recommended.

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Difficulty
easy
Distance
5.5 km
Duration
1:47 h
Ascent
190 m
Descent
190 m
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