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6th route: circular walk between Tharandt and Freital-Hainsberg

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  • Weißeritzpark und Kleinbahn
    / Weißeritzpark und Kleinbahn
    Photo: Tilo Harder
  • / Das Eiserne Kreuz in Freital Hainsberg
    Photo: Stadt Freital/Kerstin Ardelt-Klügel
  • / Hoffnungskirche Hainsberg
    Photo: Stadt Freital/Tobias Günther
  • / Blick vom Backofenfelsen
    Photo: Tilo Harder, Stadt Freital
  • / Opfersäule im Park Heilsberg
    Photo: Geopark Sachsens Mitte, CC BY-ND, Andre Kaiser
  • / Blick über Hainsberg
    Photo: Tilo Harder, Stadt Freital/Tilo Harder
  • / Backofenfelsen
    Photo: CC BY-ND, Gunter Fichte
  • / Backofenfelsen
    Photo: CC BY-ND, Gunter Fichte
  • / Blick vom Backofenfelsen
    Photo: Stadt Freital/artdesign
m 300 250 200 150 12 10 8 6 4 2 km Tharandter Fischmarkt Hoffnungskirche Freital-Hainsberg Blick über Freital Hainsberg Backofenfelsen Heilsberger Park Hirschbergschenke Eisernes Kreuz
A culturally rich hike through the Freital district of Hainsberg with interesting sites such as the Hope Church, the Iron Cross and the Freigut Heilsberg.
moderate
Distance 13.8 km
4:05 h
173 m
178 m
The trail leads past buildings steeped in history, such as the Hainsberg Town Hall, the Mehnert Mill, the Roller Mill, the Hope Church or even interesting places such as the Iron Cross, the Rabenauer Grund or the Freigut Heilsberg in the district of the present-day town of Freital, which was founded by the merger of coal mining and industrial communities with farming villages as recently as 1921.

 

Places of interest along the way:

  • NSG Weißeritztalhänge
  • Park and estate Heilsberg
  • Leisure center Hains
  • Rabenauer Grund
  • Weißeritztalbahn
  • Church Hainsberg
  • Iron cross
  • Baking oven rock

Author’s recommendation

  • Park Heilsberg
  • Holiday center Hains
  • Weißeritztalbahn
  • Rabenau ground
  • Baking oven rock
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Update: October 07, 2021
Difficulty
moderate
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Landscape
Highest point
286 m
Lowest point
181 m
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Start

Kuppelhalle Tharandt (215 m)
Coordinates:
DD
50.980831, 13.581568
DMS
50°58'51.0"N 13°34'53.6"E
UTM
33U 400430 5648650
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Destination

Kuppelhalle Tharandt

Turn-by-turn directions

From the dome hall in Tharandt, take the Niederleitenweg (marked with a green dot) along the Wilde Weißeritz river into Freital. Passing the park Heilsbad you reach the Weißeritzpark with leisure center Hains. Continue on the cycle path along the Silberstraße (D4). On the way back to the dome hall Tharandt it goes past the baking oven rock. Alternatively, a return trip with S-Bahn S3 / RB 30 Freital - Tharandt is possible (tariff zone Freital VVO).

Guided hikes can also be offered (https://www.hainsberg.eu/indexwander.html). 

Note


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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
50.980831, 13.581568
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
moderate
Distance
13.8 km
Duration
4:05 h
Ascent
173 m
Descent
178 m
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