Location: Berlin, Germany
At a good 115m, the Großer Müggelberg is the highest natural elevation in the Berlin city area. Marked by a summit cross. However, there is no vantage point here. This is a little further southwest (or you can climb the lookout tower on the slightly lower neighbor of the Müggelberg...)
May 1, 2020
If you want to find the highest natural mountain in Berlin, you've come to the right place. At 114.7 meters, it is the third highest elevation after the former Arkenberge landfill (121.9 m) and the Teufelsberg rubble mountain (120.1 m) in Grunewald.
In contrast to the other two, the Great Müggelberg was formed naturally. Until about 1960 it was the highest point in Berlin.
Up until the 1990s, the path up the mountain was not signposted and was therefore only accessible to insiders. There are now signposts that guide hikers without Komoot, and there has been a summit cross for several years. In the meantime, it was cut and stolen by vandals with chainsaws. Two years later a new cross was erected, secured by steel rails.
Otherwise, the summit is nothing, from the bench you have no view of the area, tall trees prevent that.
However, if you consider that the entire north side of the Müggelberge was cleared by overexploitation, then we can be happy that there are such tall trees again. Around 1880 it must have been very empty there. The Spindler brothers, owners of the Spindlersfeld chemical cleaning and laundry factory, made sure that Berlin's highest mountains did not become completely bare by stopping overexploitation and initiating reforestation. We owe it to the brothers, among other things, that a beautiful recreation center was created here.
April 18, 2018
If you want to climb the Top-of-Germany 16-Summits, you cannot avoid the Großer Müggelberg. Ultimately, as part of this challenge, it is important to climb the highest elevation of all 16 federal states and the Müggelberg is the highest natural elevation in Berlin.
Logically, high alpine terrain is not to be expected, but you can approach the summit on different paths and from different sides and it can be a bit steeper in the middle of Berlin. The summit itself is located in the middle of the forest and offers no view as the trees around it are too high. But there is a summit cross that shows the correct position. If you are looking for a view, you have to go to and on the nearby, reopened Müggelturm.
A worthwhile detour from the summit leads to the foot of the Müggelberg. The path is lined with numerous information boards and when you arrive at the bottom you can visit the Teufelsmoor on safe wooden walkways and keep an eye out for the animals and insects that live there.
May 27, 2021
It is a really nice hiking trail, but really only suitable for fit people. Unfortunately not suitable for dog hikes, 90% of the way is asphalt or gravel, as there are many cyclists on the road. However, there are also many off-road paths that are not sprinkled. If you want to walk the dog, you should definitely have a tow leash with you or leave the dog on a leash, cyclists are not considered here. It's nice for solo hikes, but unfortunately not with a pet.
July 17, 2022
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Location: Berlin, Germany