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.
August 14, 2016
The magical mountain landscape rises from the north German plain, visible from afar. The eye-catcher is the striking Brockenkuppe, often covered in fog, always shrouded in legend.
At 1,141 meters high, the Brocken is the highest mountain in the Harz Mountains and in all of northern Germany. Its exposed location makes it a rough contemporary. Because the climate on the forest-free summit is comparable to that of northern latitudes. The Harz is therefore often referred to as a piece of Scandinavian mountains in the heart of Germany. Germany-wide rarities, such as the rigid sedge, moss and lichen or the Brocken anemone can be found here.
January 20, 2020
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.
November 20, 2016
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.
December 10, 2016
If you would like to check the weather beforehand, you can find three webcams on the website of the Harz Narrow Gauge Railways (hsb-wr.de) under "More Explore":
- Camera station Brocken
- Brockenplateau (valley view) and
- Brocken Plateau (Brockenstein)
A look before the climb is usually worthwhile. ;-)
June 4, 2017
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.
February 24, 2017
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.
January 22, 2017
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.
December 19, 2017
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