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Whether for the view or for the challenge, climbing the mountainous peaks in the Harz Mountains is the best way to experience more of this beautiful region. But with 20 to choose from, it can be tough to know which peak to proceed with. That’s why we’ve collected the best peaks and summits in the Harz Mountains for you here — so you can easily add one to your next adventure.

The top 20 peaks in the Harz Mountains

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    Logically, you have the best view from the highest point far and wide. If, yes, if it wasn't for the fog problem. There was a year when the highest peak …

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    Teufelsmauer

    Hiking Highlight

    The grandfather rock is part of the devil's wall. It takes some strength to climb it. But the effort is rewarded. From above you have a magnificent view of Blankenburg. …

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    Brocken

    Mountain Biking Highlight

    The highest peak in the Harz Mountains above the tree line. Certainly not the most exciting ascent with the MTB, but a must, simply because it is there. ;-)

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    Matthes
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    Achtermannshöhe

    Hiking Highlight

    The Achtermannshöhe is the fourth highest mountain in the Harz Mountains. It lies, so to speak, in the slipstream of the Brocken and of course enables a fantastic view of …

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    Wurmberg

    Hiking Highlight

    As a passionate Harz hiker you have to climb the highest mountain in Lower Saxony. However, the mountain is very much used for tourism, so it may not be the …

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    Rabenklippe (HWN 170)

    Hiking Highlight

    The Rabenklippe is an impressive cliff in the Harz Mountains. A beautiful place from which you have a great view over to the Brocken. It is only a few hundred …

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    Wolfswarte

    Hiking Highlight

    The highest mountain in Lower Saxony, the Wurmberg, is known beyond the state's borders. As is so often the case, however, the runner-up is in the shadow of the limelight. …

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    Ilsestein

    Hiking Highlight

    Waterfalls, unspoilt beech forests and rugged rock scenes characterize the gorge section of the Ilse valley from Ilseburg up to the Ilse falls. It is one of the most beautiful …

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    La Viershöhe

    Hiking Highlight

    Fantastic view of Tahle and Bodetal.
    The ascent is a challenge 🤪

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    Alwin
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    10

    Fabulous panoramic view! In addition to the Canossa pillar are still remaining walls of the castle. The guest and Logierhaus panoramic views can also be found here. Even the Harzer hiking nobility has the stamp office 121 here.

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    Leistenklippe (HWN 15)

    Hiking Highlight

    The ledge is next to the border cliff one of the cliffs of Hohnekamms. Even at 900m, the view from here is probably the most spectacular. The border cliff in …

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    Fabian
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    Ahrensklint (HWN 13)

    Hiking Highlight

    From the cliff you have a wonderful view over Schierke to the Wurmberg and Brocken. The Ahrensklint is one of many climbable cliffs in the Hochharz and is located directly …

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    Großer Knollen

    Mountain Biking Highlight

    At the top of the Großer Tollen you will find a restaurant with a great view. No matter in which direction you drive, everywhere it goes steeply downhill. From the …

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    Sven
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    14

    Stöberhai

    Hiking Highlight

    The stamp 159 of the Harz hiking pin is well deserved here.

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    Klausi
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    15

    Feigenbaumklippe

    Hiking Highlight

    You reach the summit of the fig tree cliff via footbridges and secured by railings. A breathtaking view of the Okertal and the northern Harz foreland awaits you here. Unfortunately …

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    Renée
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    16

    Rotestein (HWN 054)

    Hiking Highlight

    The Rotestein is a lookout point that is not easily forgotten. It can be easily reached via a hiking trail from the Stemberghaus charcoal factory and, at 505 meters high, …

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    17

    Kaiserturm

    Hiking Highlight

    The Kaiserturm is a lookout tower on the 477.8 m high Armeleuteberg, which rises south of Wernigerode. The tower was designed by the princely Stolberg master builder Paul Kilburger, financed …

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    Sabine
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    Elfenstein (HWN 120)

    Hiking Highlight

    This route is not pram friendly

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    Carsten
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    Großer Knollen

    Hiking Highlight

    The highest mountain in the southern Harz is 687.4 meters high and the view from here is great and makes up for the ascent. If you want to break the …

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    Poppenberg

    Hiking Highlight

    The southern Harz is completely wrongly underestimated! There are not only great paths and interesting excursion destinations there, but also some fine mountains. Like the Poppenberg, which with a height …

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