Photo: Michael Neubert - www.locationscout.net/photographers/mneu
Michael Neubert took the photo on the eastside of the summit of the Brocken next to the trainstation with a view towards Wernigerode.
Winter landscape with wide view down to Wernigerode. 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 is below alpine dimensions, its microclimate resembles that of mountains of about 2,000 m. 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. 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.
I recommend to visit this spot in the winter. Be there before sunrise. You will need a tripod and lenses from wide-angle to tele.
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 hike, cycle or take the famous steam train. For sunrise though the only option is the hike or cycle up.
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