Central Saxon Loess Hill Country

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Central Saxon Loess Hill Country
Native Name Mittelsächsisches Lösshügelland
Classification Natural regions of the Free State of Saxony
Natural region Saxon Loess Fields
Macrogeochore Central Saxon Loess Hill Country
State(s) Saxony
Country Germany

The Central Saxon Loess Hill Country[1] (German: Mittelsächsisches Lösshügelland), also called the Central Saxon Loess Hills[2][3] is a natural region in central Saxony.

It is bounded in the south to an extent by the Tharandt Forest. In the west the Freiberger and Zwickauer Mulde merge into the united Mulde. The region is characterized by loess deposits from the ice age. On the plains there are virtually no woods. These are to be found exclusively on the valley slopes of the rivers (the Mulde and its headstreams, the Freiberger and Zwickauer Mulde). The Central Saxon Loess Hill Country is of great importance for agriculture, e.g. for growing vegetables and fruit.


  1. ^ Petermanns Geographische Mitteilungen, Volume 130, Perthes, J., 1986. p. 143.
  2. ^ Ecosystems and sustainable development III by Y. Villacampa Esteve, Y. Villacampa, C. A. Brebbia, J.-L. Usó, WIT Press, 2001.
  3. ^ Multifunctional landscapes: Continuity and change, Volume 2, Ülo Mander, WIT, 18 Sep 2003.

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