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Germany Winter morning on 1100m

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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 in the German state of Saxony-Anhalt between the rivers Weser and Elbe. Although its elevation of 1,141 metres (3,743 ft) is below alpine dimensions, its microclimate resembles that of mountains of about 2,000 m (6,600 ft). The peak above the tree line tends to have a snow cover from September to May, and mists and fogs shroud it up to 300 days of the year. The mean annual temperature is only 2.9 °C (37.2 °F). It is the easternmost mountain in northern Germany; travelling east in a straight line, the next prominent elevation would be in the Ural Mountains in Russia.

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Parking is available at more or less 400-500m, so you still need to hike a good 600m of height to the top. The hike takes more or less 2-4 hours, depending on your fitness. You cannot go with the car to the top. Either you ike, cycle or take the famous steam train. For sunrise though the only option is the hike or cycle up.
Crowd Factor A decent amount of people
Best Timing Sunrise during winter
Sunrise & Sunset 06:23 - 20:13 | current local time: 13:07
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