The Brocken is the highest peak of the Harz and is also considered to be the high point of Northern Germany. Since 1899 the summit can be accessed via the Brocken Railway. The mountain, which is often covered in fog, is also known under the name Blocksberg and lots of myths and legends are known about the Brocken. Some said it was a gathering point for witches. The optical illusion Brocken spectre, usually occuring during foggy periods, also played its part for the creation of many of the stories.



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Elevation: 1141 m
Country and region: Germany, Saxony-Anhalt
Mountain range: Harz
Prominence: 856 m
Orometric dominance: 75
Coordinates: 51.799100, 10.615600

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