Mount Brocken, Wernigerode, Germany

The Brocken, also sometimes referred to as the Blocksberg, is the highest peak of the Harz mountain range and also the highest peak of Northern Germany; it is located near Schierke.

The Brocken mountain at 1141 metres is the highest mountain in the Harz National Park. Due to its exposed location, the Brocken can, in good weather, be seen from the plains below from a distance of about 100 kilometres. This popular destination in the Harz National Park can in good weather offer panoramic views to Thuringen, Weser Hills and Peters Mountain near Halle.

The weather on the Brocken is peculiar to it’s prominent position. It has an above-average rainfall and an average temperature of nearly 3° C over the year. With an average of 330 foggy days per year, short summers and long winters the Brocken summit is in the sub-alpine vegetation zone. One can expect this treeless peak to achieve a number of weather records.

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