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Achtermannshöhe (HWN 12)

Achtermannshöhe (HWN 12)

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Recommended by 1750 out of 1780 hikers

This Highlight is in a protected area

Please check local regulations for: Nationalpark Harz

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  • Romy von Etappen-Wandern

    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 the big brother. The ascent from the parking lot in Oderbrück is rather a moderate walk. To be honest, it has to be said that the area around the Achtermannshöhe is very heavily infested with the bark beetle and the forest here is less beautiful. However, the panoramic view is fantastic.

    The most beautiful thing is a visit to the Achtermannshöhe at sunrise. Then the sun comes up directly behind the Brocken.

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    • February 3, 2021

  • Chris

    From the tree-free summit of Achtermannshöhe you have a wonderful distant view of the Upper Harz, especially the Brocken and the Wurmberg. An absolute must for hikers. Depending on the route from Oderbrück or Königskrug, sturdy shoes and sure-footedness are advised; in particular, the final climb from the stamp site is not easy in wet / slippery conditions despite the railing.

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    • January 9, 2020

  • Alwin

    From Oderbrück the watercourse to the Achtermann, not easy but definitely very attractive.
    And the view from the 8th 🤠 on the Brocken and Wurmberg is very nice

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    • February 2, 2020

  • engelherb

    Things can get spooky in the Harz at the end of November! You can also meet his "Brocken Ghost" on the Achtermann!

    Explanations from Wikipedia:

    The Brocken Ghost is an optical effect that was first observed and described on the Brocken by Johann Esaias Silberschlag in 1780:

    “If the observer's shadow falls on a layer of fog or cloud, the shadow is not depicted by a solid surface, but by each drop of water in the haze individually. As a result, the brain cannot see the shadow stereoscopically and clearly overestimates the size. Movement of the air causes the shadow to move, even when the observer is standing still. This apparently own being can also float without any visible contact with the ground. The other physical conditions on the mountain, cool and humid air, silence, as well as the lack of orientation due to the lack of vision and the lack of neighboring mountains, reinforce the subjective impression of the apparent existence of a ghost. "

    Another optical effect, called glory, often creates a colored ring of light around the shadow.

    Johann Wolfgang von Goethe climbed the Brocken (which is also called "Blocksberg" and is the Hexentanzplatz in Faust on Walpurgis Night) three times and was frightened by his own Brocken ghost - the name of the light phenomenon is said to go back to Goethe.

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    • August 6, 2021

  • Harzer-Bergwald de

    One of the most fantastic viewpoints ever. From the Achtermannshöhe you have a 360 ° view over the Harz. Brocken, Wurmberg or Torfhaus seem just a stone's throw away. Snack in this place is a must! At the foot of the height there is a refuge.

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    • April 21, 2016

  • Nicole

    I think the Achtermann height is one of the most visited stamp locations. And if you're lucky, you have a wonderful view of Father Brocken.

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    • June 10, 2020

  • MOF

    Actually the best view, because you can get. Since you can travel here neither by train nor by cable car, the crowds are kept in an acceptable frame. A real treat for those who prefer a quieter lifestyle.

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    • September 15, 2019

  • MOF

    Great view, few people - it could not be better!

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    • September 15, 2019

  • Berghexe

    It is definitely worth making the climb to the figure of eight. When the weather is good you have a wonderful view of the whole country. Don't forget the climbing fun :)

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    • June 4, 2020

  • Berghexe

    You can see the Wurmberg very well when you see it.

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    • August 18, 2020

  • Norman II.

    One of the most beautiful hiking destinations in the Harz. Great view.

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    • January 3, 2017

  • Andi I. & Marini I.

    The Achtermannshöhe is with 925 m one of the highest elevations of the Harz and is located northwest of Braunlage. Short climbs are possible from Königskrug and Oderbrück.

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    • July 1, 2018

  • Yvonne MSH

    It has a beautiful view, the road on the road is a bit longer but easier, the short path you have to pay very much attention to stones and roots

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    • October 13, 2018

  • Christian2504

    The Achtermannhöhe is a beautiful vantage point. There is something to discover in every direction. The climb is always worthwhile!

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    • May 21, 2020

  • Andreas Klingebiel

    On the Achtermann you can enjoy a great 360 ° panoramic view. This rugged rock dome is one of the top 3 in the Harz.

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    • January 20, 2019

  • Chris

    An absolute must for hikers in the Upper Harz. The last part of the summit climb is sometimes very difficult to manage in winter, despite the railings. Summit very promising in all directions, but especially to the Wurmberg and Brocken. Particularly beautiful: the steam clouds of the HSB locomotives.

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    • January 19, 2020

  • Alwin

    Number three in the Harz Mountains, from here you can see Brocken and Wurmberg.
    Stamp location 12

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    • March 6, 2020

  • andi_wanderful

    The refuge 012 is located in the refuge.

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    • June 19, 2017

  • Blumie🌻

    A challenging but nice climb

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    • January 28, 2020

  • andi_wanderful

    The Achtermannshöhe (926 m above sea level) is located northwest of Braunlage and is the third highest mountain in Lower Saxony and the fourth highest mountain in the Harz.

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    • June 19, 2017

  • Mar Plai

    The summit is 925m above sea level and has a magnificent view of the back of the Wurmberg / Brocken with the moor in front / and of course on peat house.
    But a look into nature from there of course says everything. Convince yourselves;)

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    • May 14, 2018

  • Alwin

    The old granite block always goes, no matter what time of year.
    Centrally located, it offers fantastic views.

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    • September 20, 2020

  • Vanessa

    The most beautiful summit in the Harz!

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    • August 25, 2019

  • Chris

    The Achtermannhöhe can be easily reached from Königskrug or Oderbrück. Due to the cliffs and the overwhelming distant view of the Hochharz, it is an absolute must for every Harz hiker. Attention: When wet and freezing or below on the way from / to Oderbrück smoothness / ice sheets. Good footwear and attention necessary.

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    • June 5, 2020


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