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German Highlands

Range TypeHighland or plateau
Highest PointFeldberg (1494 m/4902 ft)
CountriesGermany (74%), Denmark (16%), Netherlands (10%)
(numbers are approximate percentage of range area)
States/ProvincesLower Saxony (17%), Baden-Württemberg (11%), Bavaria (10%), North Rhine-Westphalia (9%), Hessen (8%), Thüringen (6%), Sachsen-Anhalt (6%), Schleswig-Holstein (5%), Midtjylland (5%), Syddanmark (4%), Nordjylland (3%), Sjælland (3%), Gelderland (2%), Friesland (1%), Noord-Holland (1%), Overijssel (1%), Rhineland-Palatinate (1%), Zuid-Holland (1%), Drenthe (1%), Groningen (1%), Saxony (1%), Flevoland (1%), Hovedstaden (1%)
(numbers are approximate percentage of range area)
Area278,176 sq km / 107,404 sq mi
Area may include lowland areas
Extent1,133 km / 704 mi North-South
594 km / 369 mi East-West
Center Lat/Long52° 39' N; 8° 25' E
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Map of German Highlands
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Other Ranges: To go to pages for other ranges either click on the map above, or on range names in the hierarchy snapshot below, which show the parent, siblings, and children of the German Highlands.
Northwest EuropeLevel 2 (Parent)
         IrelandLevel 3 (Sibling)
         Great BritainLevel 3 (Sibling)
         North France-West Rhine AreaLevel 3 (Sibling)
         German HighlandsLevel 3
                 North Sea LowlandsLevel 4 (Child)
                 Central German HighlandsLevel 4 (Child)
                 HarzLevel 4 (Child)
                 Thuringer WaldLevel 4 (Child)
                 SchwarzwaldLevel 4 (Child)
                 Schwabische AlbLevel 4 (Child)
                 Frankische AlbLevel 4 (Child)
         Massif CentralLevel 3 (Sibling)



Major Peaks of the German Highlands

Ten Highest Peaks
RankPeak NamemftRange4
1.Feldberg14944902Schwarzwald
2.Seebuck14484751Schwarzwald
3.Herzogenhorn14164646Schwarzwald
4.Belchen14144639Schwarzwald
5.Silberberg13594459Schwarzwald
6.Spießhorn13514432Schwarzwald
7.Bärhalde13194327Schwarzwald
8.Blößling13104298Schwarzwald
9.Schweizerwald13064285Schwarzwald
10.Schnepfhalde13004265Schwarzwald
Sub-peaks are excluded from this list. List may not be complete, since only summits in the PBC Database are included.
Child Range High Points
RankPeak NamemftRange4
1.Feldberg14944902Schwarzwald
2.Brocken11413743Harz
3.Lemberg10163333Schwabische Alb
4.Beerberg9823222Thuringer Wald
5.Wasserkuppe9503117Central German Highlands
6.Hesselberg6892260Frankische Alb
7.Yding Skovhøj171561North Sea Lowlands



Photos of Peaks in the German Highlands

Belchen
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The traditional cross on the summit of Belchen on a rainy day (2016-05-31). Photo by Graeme Rankine.
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Hochkopf
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The Hochkopfturm allows for views above the canopy of the Schwarzwald (2020-05-30). Photo by Jörn Fiege.
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Köhlgarten
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On middel top of Köhlgarten. The top at west has a Stoneman, middel top has a cross from old ski, main top has a large cross and a box with summit book. (2022-03-27). Photo by Emanuel Fieles Pyschny.
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Rohrenkopf
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summit marking on the Rohrenkopf (2022-02-19). Photo by Matthias Fieles.
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Hornisgrinde
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A view of the tower and wind turbine on the top of Hornisgrinde on a near white-out day (2016-06-02). Photo by Graeme Rankine.
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Brocken
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The Brocken, from the west (2009/07/24). Photo by Mark Trengove.
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Hohe Möhr
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Tower on top of Hohe Möhr. Photo by Matthias Fieles.
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Beerberg
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The highest point of the Beerberg (2018-11-24). Photo by Nico Langerak.
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Wurmberg
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summit of großer wurmberg (2021-01-15). Photo by Stephan Tillmanns.
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Wasserkuppe
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The highest point in Hessen (2018-11-25). Photo by Nico Langerak.
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