Climbing paradise in the forest
Idyllic holiday resort in the middle of a hiking and climbing paradise, surrounded by extensive forests and bizarre rock formations.
The villages of Bielatal and Rosenthal are located in the middle of a huge forest area that reaches into the Czech Republic. The upper Bielatal in particular is distinguished by its very own character, which is most evident between Schweizer- and Ottomühle. Here, in the middle of the forest, the hiker's eye is presented with a myriad of rock towers in the most fantastic weathered forms.
The Sachsenstein, the Herkulessäulen, the Johanniswacht and the Kanzelturm are also unique natural monuments that only give an idea of the once raging forces of nature. Three larger caves also bear witness to this: the Bennohöhle, the Eisloch and the 19-metre-deep Schwedenloch with its ice pit behind the Ottomühle.
In the Brausenstein district, the ruins of the blast furnace of the former hammer mill have been preserved as a monument to a venerable workplace of the past. In Bielatal, a tour through the craggy rock labyrinth is particularly appealing to younger visitors.
Well-signposted cycle paths lead to the Elbe cycle path and to the tourist border crossing, which can be used to reach hiking destinations in the Czech Republic, such as the High Schneeberg (723 m high table mountain).