at the edge of the forest***
Welcome! Enjoy your stay with us!
If you are planning: a short holiday near Dresden, with a side trip to Meissen, as well as a visit to Moritzburg Castle, and still want to stay in a quiet, rural location with convenient transport links, you have come to the right place. Our holiday resort offers you holiday fun in wonderful and untouched nature. Take advantage of the beautiful surroundings for long hikes, bike tours and walks. Also accessible on horseback, as designated riding trails are located directly behind the house!
Our tranquil village is situated in a floodplain through which the Röder River flows. Two small nature reserves, the NSG "Waldmoore bei Großdittmannsdorf" (forest moors near Großdittmannsdorf) and the NSG "Moorwald am Pechfluss bei Medingen" (moor forest on the Pech River near Medingen) are located in the heath in the immediate vicinity of the village, much to the delight of nature lovers and hikers. In addition to the special attractions of the natural area, our baroque church and our former grist and board mill are worth seeing. Our surroundings also have a lot to offer for the less nature-loving. Not far from here, Augustus the Strong once settled in Moritzburg and built the famous Moritzburg hunting lodge and its baroque surroundings. In Moritzburg you can take a hike to Saxony's only lighthouse.
Boden was first mentioned in a document in 1357, and its foundation can be assumed to have taken place in the course of the German eastward expansion in the second half of the 13th century. The hidden location was supposed to have been an advantage in times of war, especially during the Thirty Years' War and the Seven Years' War, as well as during the Napoleonic Wars. Territorially, however, Großdittmannsdorf was a "peripheral location" and thus repeatedly became a "shifting mass" of neighbouring lordships, especially between the manors of Radeburg, Tauscha, Berbisdorf and Boden. Parts also belonged to the knights of Sacka and Kleinnaundorf. Historically, Boden exercised the patronage over Großdittmannsdorf for the longest time.
Today Großdittmannsdorf lies almost like an exclave in the north-eastern corner of Meißen County, to which it has belonged since the county reform in Saxony in 1994. Previously it belonged to the castle district (castrum) and office of Dresden, then to Amt (1770) or Amtshauptmannschaft (1875) Großenhain, and after the district reform of the GDR in 1952 to the district of Dresden-Land. Großdittmannsdorf was an independent municipality until 1999; in 1950 the district of Boden was incorporated. On 1 January 1999, Großdittmannsdorf and Boden became districts of the town of Radeburg at the same time as the neighbouring Promnitztal.
The village lies in a floodplain through which the Röder River flows in an east-west direction. The river separates the open landscape of small hills in the south from the Radeburg Heath in the north, which belongs to the Königsbrück-Ruhland Heaths. Two small nature reserves, the NSG "Waldmoore bei Großdittmannsdorf" (forest moors near Großdittmannsdorf) and the NSG "Moorwald am Pechfluss bei Medingen" (moor forest on the Pech River near Medingen) are located in the heath in the immediate vicinity of the village. Both NSGs together form the FFH area "Moorwaldgebiet bei Großdittmannsdorf".
Places of interest
In addition to the special attractions of the surrounding natural area (see above), the baroque village church is worth seeing. It was built in 1605 to replace an earlier Gothic chapel. Until then, the village was parishioner of Radeburg, but then (until today) belonged to the church of Medingen. The grist and board mill at the upper end of the old forest village was also important for Großdittmannsdorf. It operated for almost 300 years, until after the Second World War.
The sculptor Johann Gottlob Matthäi created the allegorical monument to Dr. Rentsch for the church in 1795.