Brocken Gipfel

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  • 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

  • DEan

    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.

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    • January 20, 2020

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • codo786

    If you would like to check the weather beforehand, you can find three webcams on the website of the Harz Narrow Gauge Railways ( under "More Explore":
    - Camera station Brocken
    - Brockenplateau (valley view) and
    - Brocken Plateau (Brockenstein)
    A look before the climb is usually worthwhile. ;-)

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    • June 4, 2017

  • 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

  • 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

  • Norman II.

    Most beautiful stamp office in 2016.

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    • January 4, 2017

  • Wildrocker 🌍

    Unfortunately, many dare only during the day high, it has the summit Brock just at full moon in the night its charm - especially in winter!

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    • September 5, 2017

  • Stefan (Torte I.)

    A must! Not just for the tourist

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    • January 13, 2017

  • 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

  • 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

  • Kerstin

    Goethe stayed here on 10.12.1777

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    • May 30, 2019

  • JuleWandert

    A very popular hiking destination with a great view.

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    • December 29, 2016

  • Christian

    The highest mountain of the Harz and things-Anhalt with its 1142 m above sea level. NN was already worth a visit to Goethe!

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    • January 21, 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

  • Manuuu

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

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    • August 2, 2018

  • Yeti

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

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    • April 24, 2016

  • Nico

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

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    • February 26, 2017

  • Rob Ert

    The Brockenhaus is the oldest weather station in Germany.

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    • April 24, 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.

    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

  • Evildeadchen

    Especially in winter you can see incredible pictures

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    • December 31, 2017

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Location: Schierke, Harz, Harz Mountains, Saxony-Anhalt, Germany


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