Euroregion Elbe/Labe

Plant garden and local museum Wehlen

Plant garden with over 600 plant species, a glass beehive and a local history museum

The plant garden is located on the southern slope above Lohmener Straße. The mountaineer and sculptor Hans Thumm (1872 - 1950) laid out the garden in hard work, next to the former mountaineer's lodge, which was later changed into the Heimatstube by Dr. Friese. Saxon mountaineers brought plants from all alpine regions of the world. But the local flora also found a home. The garden has an area of 5400 m² and is home to about 600 plant species.

In 1952 the then director of the local history museum, Erich Mädler, together with a gardener, took over the garden and managed it until his death in 1966. In cooperation with the Botanical Garden Dresden he completely redesigned the plant garden. The Heimatstube became an instructive museum of local history, enriched with more knowledge, especially in mineralogy and geology.

His hobby was beekeeping, which also explains the glass beehive, which he set up and maintained. There you can observe the busy bees until the month of October.


Lohmener Straße 24
01829 Stadt Wehlen


Tel: +49 35024 70413



Opening hours

May - October

8 am - 6 pm


adults 2,00 €

children 1,50 €

with guest card 0,50 € reduction

The Euroregion Culture Card is valid here.


The town of Wehlen is separated by the Elbe. On the left side of the Elbe is the railway station and opposite is the actual town of Wehlen. The ferry crossing the Elbe is only allowed for passengers. There is no bridge.

The easiest way to get here is by train and foot. From the station in Wehlen directions_railway directions_bus to the landing stage of the ferry it is 250 m. After the crossing you can reach the plant garden best on foot. From the ferry pier it is only about 400 m, but quite steeply uphill.

The nearest bus stop is "Heimatmuseum, Stadt Wehlen" directions_railway directions_bus. However, this is rarely served.

A parking lot with costs is located on the banks of the Elbe.

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