Hermannsdorf meadows

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Hermannsdorfer Wiesen nature reserve

IUCN Category IV - Habitat / Species Management Area

NSG "Hermannsdorfer Wiesen" in Saxony..2H1A4828WI.jpg
location Elterlein , Geyer , Saxony , Germany
surface 185 ha
Identifier C 26
WDPA ID 14526
Geographical location 50 ° 36 '  N , 12 ° 53'  E Coordinates: 50 ° 35 '52 "  N , 12 ° 53' 25"  E
Hermannsdorfer Wiesen (Saxony)
Hermannsdorf meadows
Setup date 1967

The Hermannsdorfer Wiesen are a nature reserve in the Ore Mountains . It has an area of ​​185.00 hectares and is one of the oldest of its kind in Saxony .


The nature reserve is surrounded by forests at an altitude of around 650  m above sea level. NN in a wide hollow on the southern edge of the Geyers forest . It stretches on both sides of the 222 state road between Elterlein and Geyer in the area of ​​the Elterlein district of Hermannsdorf and extends as far as the Black Pond , which was created at the end of the 16th century together with the artificial stone ditch to operate a mine .


The Hermannsdorfer Meadows were created in their present form, in particular through regular mowing to obtain hay. Small amounts of peat were also extracted in several places . When the need for hay extraction decreased in the 20th century and the mountain meadows began to decline, this area was acquired in 1914 as one of the first by the Saxon Heritage Protection Association for the purpose of preservation. The nature reserve has existed within its current boundaries since an expansion in 2005.


The nature reserve is characterized by a small-scale hydro regime (describes the cyclically changing water balance of a certain area). Promoted by can be a variety of different habitats found: different forest communities , ear-grazing -Gebüsche, open bogs and swamps of various types, wetlands , Hochstaudenfluren , mountain meadows and Nardus grasslands . The diverse fauna and flora that exist in these habitats includes a number of rare species, some of which are only found in Saxony .


Examples of noteworthy plant species occurring on the Hermannsdorf meadows:


Examples of noteworthy animal species found on the Hermannsdorf meadows:


  • Hermannsdorf meadows. In: Between Zwickauer Mulde and Geyerschem Wald (= values ​​of our homeland . Volume 31). 2nd Edition. Akademie Verlag, Berlin 1980, pp. 184-186.

Web links

Commons : Hermannsdorfer Wiesen nature reserve  - collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. a b c d page no longer available , search in web archives: Sächsische Landesstiftung Natur und Umwelt@1@ 2Template: Dead Link / www.lanu.de
  2. Nature conservation excludes bathing at the pond - press archive of the Chemnitz regional directorate on May 18, 2005