Tharandt is a small town in Saxony District Saxon Switzerland-Eastern Ore Mountains. It was created in its current expansion through the merger of the municipalities spa town of Hartha, Pohrsdorf and the city Tharandt during the Saxon municipal reform on 1 January 1999, is the seat of the administrative community Tharandt, located on the Wild Weißeritz or at the Tharandter Forest, southwest of Freital (5 km) and Dresden (13 km) to the east of Freiberg (18 km) south of Meißen (22 km) and north-west of Dippoldiswalde (12 km).