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.