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Mount Brocken

The highest peak in Northern Germany

1,141 metres above sea level and an impressive view

Visible from afar, the magical mountain landscape rises from the North German plain. The eye-catcher is the striking Brocken peak, often shrouded in mist, always shrouded in legend.

Storms have always raged around the isolated summit plateau. Clouds of fog often give the Brocken a mystical glow. Optical illusions, such as the “Brocken ghost“, used to terrify visitors. Even today, the Brocken exerts a magical attraction on its visitors. And even today you can still meet witches, devils or other mystical figures here.

The most comfortable way to ascend is with the Harz Narrow Gauge Railway. There are various attractive routes for hikers, and mountain bikers also use the summit as a challenge. From Schierke, however, you can also use the horse-drawn carriage as a means of transport. As the mountain is part of the Harz National Park you must not drive up with your own car.

1.141 m

above sea level

approx. 300

foggy days per year

10,3 degrees Celsius

average daily maximum temperature in July

178 days per year

the summit is covered in snow

263 km/h

highest measured wind speed

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