Brockengipfel (Höchster Punkt Sachsen-Anhalt)

Brockengipfel (Höchster Punkt Sachsen-Anhalt)

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  • Romy von Etappen-Wandern

    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 in the Harz Mountains was covered in fog for 330 days. Not least because of the foggy days that Heinrich Heine wrote: "Lots of stones, tired legs, no view, Heinrich Heine". So far, we have only had luck with the view once, although we have already climbed ten times.

    However, if you catch one of the few days with a clear view, you can see 163 kilometers from the Brocken plateau to the Kahler Asten (North Rhine-Westphalia). From the outside, the Brocken is quite round at 1,141 meters, on top of which there is a radio tower and a radome - one reason why you can immediately recognize it from many vantage points in the Harz Mountains.

    It is said of the Brocken that, due to its exposed location, there is an Icelandic or Alpine climate. Without a doubt, it is a place of extreme weather conditions, comparable to an alpine peak around 2,000 meters. This means that you always have to reckon with brief onset of winter except for the midsummer months. So: It's usually cold on the Brocken. Or foggy. Or both. So take warm clothes with you.

    Anyone who can only manage one route can take the famous Harz narrow-gauge railway back (to Schierke, Drei Annen Hohne, Wernigerode). The most beautiful ascent leads from Ilsenburg over the Heinrich-Heine-Weg, the most demanding from Schierke via the Eckerlochstieg and the easiest from Torfhaus via the Goetheweg.

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    • February 2, 2021

  • Stephan Zirbus

    Especially on weekends and bank holidays it can be very crowded on the Brocken. If you do not like it, you should either visit the highest mountain in northern Germany before 11:00 am (arrival of the first train) or after 5:00 pm. Incidentally, the sunrises and sunsets are an absolute highlight ... if there is no fog.

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    • November 20, 2016

  • Alwin

    It really doesn't get any higher in the Harz Mountains.
    From here you can watch wonderful sunrises and sunsets.

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    • September 1, 2020

  • Dogtrekking HARZ

    The highest peak in northern Germany offers a clear view, especially on clear days. Who prefers to go during the week, because it can be a bit crowded at weekends. Worthwhile, because of the many climbing passages is the climb over the Eckerlochstieg.

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    • December 10, 2016

  • codo786

    If you want to check the weather beforehand, you can also find three webcams on the Harzer Schmalspurbahnen website ( by clicking on the camera icon (to the left of the shopping cart):
    - Camera Brocken station
    (with information on temperature, wind strength and visibility)
    - Brocken plateau (valley view) and
    - Brocken plateau (Brockenstein)
    It is usually worth taking a look before the ascent. ;-)

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    • June 4, 2017

  • Sebastian

    From the highest peak of the Harz (1141 m) you have a great view. In the "Brockenkantine" you get something for the small and big hunger, before it goes downhill again.

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    • October 7, 2016

  • Markus

    The view from the Brocken in good weather is incredible, but unfortunately the summit is very often in the fog. By the way, thicker clothing is also important up here in summer, because a cold, often very strong wind blows almost always. The lazier ones among you can take the Brockenbahn to the summit.

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    • August 14, 2016

  • ThomasB

    The weather above can be completely different from the weather at the beginning. We have already started in warmth and bright sunshine to arrive in the fog in stormy wind and grim cold. In any case, take another warm jacket / sweater.
    The best time is the early morning. After that it can be overrun in the holiday season.

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    • January 22, 2017

  • Steffen

    Especially worth a visit outside the weekends, in good weather at the weekend totally overcrowded.
    Observe weather, summit often disappeared very fast in the clouds.

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    • May 25, 2017

  • Norman II.

    Most beautiful stamp office in 2016.

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    • January 4, 2017

  • Yeti

    The Brocken is always worth a tour. It is especially nice to stay at the Brockenhotel.

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    • April 24, 2016

  • Evildeadchen

    Especially in winter you can see incredible pictures

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    • December 31, 2017

  • Manuuu

    Sunrise and sunset ... that should be done here on the Brocken times :-)

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    • August 2, 2018

  • Luna on Tour

    An ascent that is always worthwhile. Read the weather forecast beforehand is very important.

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    • February 26, 2017

  • Manuuu

    Not only a highlight during the day, even at full moon at night

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    • July 28, 2018

  • König Eckat I.

    If you want to go for the Brocken, you should choose a day when good weather is on the summit. Then you meet a lot of interesting people and have a very good view in almost all directions. It's also interesting in foggy weather, but you can not see your hand in front of your eyes when the clouds whistle through the cleared forest path.

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    • February 24, 2017

  • Wildrocker🌍

    Unfortunately, many only dare to go up during the day, and the Brocken summit has its charm especially when there is a full moon at night - especially in winter!
    About 5 of the more than 5200 pictures are from me and actually well done, right? 😉

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    • September 5, 2017

  • Rob Ert

    The highest in the Harz with a magical attraction for all ages. There is also a train station on the summit, 2 restaurants, a hotel, a museum and interesting outdoor facilities. About 50 days a year there is good visibility and fog.

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    • April 24, 2017

  • JuleWandert

    A very popular hiking destination with a great view.

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    • December 29, 2016

  • Rob Ert

    The Brockenhaus is the oldest weather station in Germany.

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    • April 24, 2017

  • Kerstin

    Goethe stayed here on 10.12.1777

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    • May 30, 2019

  • Rob Ert

    The highest in the Harz with a magical attraction for all ages. There is also a narrow-gauge railway to the summit (41, - Euro or 26, - one way). Upstairs there are several restaurants, a hotel, a museum and interesting outdoor facilities.

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    • April 24, 2017

  • König Eckat I.

    The Brocken is and remains a popular destination. Especially if you come from the north over the old tank route to the Brocken, you know what you've done. You should definitely avoid the street cleared for cars and use the path in the forest, as they are much more interesting for hikers.

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    • December 19, 2017

  • Christian

    Excellent view! At 1142m above sea level there is also the stamping point no. 9 of the HWN.

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    • January 7, 2017

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