Botanical treasure trove

"Open your eyes and hearts and indebtedly listen to the powerful words of our Creator addressing us through the lives of animals and plants." This was the life credo of the Kamenz master gardener and Purveyor to the Royal Court of Saxony, Wilhelm Weiße, which he wanted to impress on his fellow human beings. In this regard, he established a unique park containing both native and exotic plants on the Hutberg hill on the outskirts of the city – thus creating the first "Blue Forest" in Germany. The thousands upon thousands of blossoming rhododendrons and azaleas – particularly in the merry month of May – are a fascinating attraction for the eyes and hearts of the visitors. The rolling meadows hold the promise of relaxing walks, while from the Lessing Tower you can enjoy a fantastic view of the roofs of Kamenz. Weiße's green fingers also gave a positive stamp to the city centre. Both the Wilhelm Weiße Garden, initially cultivated for breeding purposes, and the Volkspark are today open to visitors all the year round. Ernst Hilscher, to whom we owe the completion of Weiße's invaluable legacy, followed in his footsteps.


Contact: Schulplatz 5, 01917 Kamenz, Phone: 03578/379-205, Fax: -291, E-Mail:
Opening hours: Mo-Fr 10 am - 6 pm, Sa/Su 10 am - 1 pm & 2 pm - 6 pm (01.11.-31.03. Sa/Su 11 am - 4 pm)