Lanu - Normale Ansicht

Freital / Burgwartsberg

Project AreaSaxon Switzerland District - Osterzgebirge
Size13.60 ha
AcquisitionJanuary 2011
Protected Landscape Area (PLA)
Natural Monument (NM)
Biotope Protection (§26 SächsNatSchG)
ManagementSaxony Forest State Office / Bärenfels Forestry Area

Importance as a Natural Protected Area:

The LaNU Nature Protection Fund acquired the “Burgwartsberg” site in January 2011 including the Natural Monument “Ternikel” in Oberpesterwitz.


The area represents the end of a porphyrite mountain range, which borders the Freital basin on the north eastern edge. On the dry southern slopes you can find warmth-loving, low-stemmed oaks and pines, on the northern slopes there is a deciduous forest with oaks, lime trees and beech. Estimates put the forest at around 180 years old, and is will be preserved in a natural state.


This includes wild areas with a slope and ravine forest character, as well as open cliffs and the associated vegetation. Other valuable biotopes in the NPA area include streams with source areas (source of the Schafbron), the stone pit on the Burgwartsberg and numerous individual trees with many hollows. The forest stock which is extremely valuable from a nature protection point of view, with its high proportion of deadwood offers a habitat to many animals and plants such as lizards, fungi and mosses.


Acquisition by the LaNU Nature Protection Fund has secured the long term conservation of the area from a nature protection point of view, and also safeguarded the archaeological monument on the Burgwartsberg.


Conservation and Development:

As the naturally and culturally important “Burgwartsberg” and the “Ternickel” are not far from the citiies of Dresden and Freital, residents like to use the forest as a an area for recreation, particularly as the clear view over the Weisserlitz valley and the hills opposite is unique. Access for walkers has been maintained on marked paths.

Tomas Brückmann

Sächsische Landesstiftung Natur und Umwelt
Riesaer Straße 7
01129 Dresden

+49 (0)351 - 81 41 67 79
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