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Central German Highlands

Range TypeBogus mountain grouping for this site
Highest PointWasserkuppe (950 m/3117 ft)
CountriesGermany
States/ProvincesNorth Rhine-Westphalia (40%), Hessen (30%), Bavaria (12%), Lower Saxony (11%), Rhineland-Palatinate (5%), Thüringen (2%)
(numbers are approximate percentage of range area)
Area63,779 sq km / 24,625 sq mi
Area may include lowland areas
Extent358 km / 222 mi North-South
319 km / 198 mi East-West
Center Lat/Long51° 2' N; 8° 36' E
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Map of Central German Highlands
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Note: Range borders shown on map are an approximation and are not authoritative.
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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 Central German Highlands.
German HighlandsLevel 3 (Parent)
         North Sea LowlandsLevel 4 (Sibling)
         Central German HighlandsLevel 4
                 RothaargebirgeLevel 5 (Child)
                 Höhe RohnLevel 5 (Child)
         HarzLevel 4 (Sibling)
         Thuringer WaldLevel 4 (Sibling)
         SchwarzwaldLevel 4 (Sibling)
         Schwabische AlbLevel 4 (Sibling)
         Frankische AlbLevel 4 (Sibling)



Major Peaks of the Central German Highlands

Ten Highest Peaks
RankPeak NamemftRange5
1.Wasserkuppe9503117Höhe Rohn
2.Kreuzberg9283045Höhe Rohn
3.Großer Feldberg8792884 
4.Pferdskopf8752871Höhe Rohn
5.Hegekopf8432766Rothaargebirge
6.Langenberg8432766Rothaargebirge
7.Kahler Asten8412759Rothaargebirge
8.Milseburg8352740Höhe Rohn
9.Kleiner Feldberg8262710 
10.Hunau8192687Rothaargebirge
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 NamemftRange5
1.Wasserkuppe9503117Höhe Rohn
2.Langenberg8432766Rothaargebirge



Photos of Peaks in the Central German Highlands

Wasserkuppe
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The highest point in Hessen (2018-11-25). Photo by Nico Langerak.
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Großer Feldberg
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A beautiful winter day on Großer Feldberg's spacious summit plateau ends with "alpenglow" (2015-01-05). Photo by Habakuk Tibatong.
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Pferdskopf
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The summit ridge of Pferdskopf offers a great view (2020-06-01). Photo by Jan Riefer.
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Langenberg
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The cross on the summit of Langenberg (2017-03-04). Photo by Graeme Rankine.
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Kahler Asten
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buildings on summit plateau of kahler asten (2020-10-19). Photo by Stephan Tillmanns.
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Milseburg
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Milseburg (835m) as seen from the summit of Wasserkuppe (950m) (2020-06-01). Photo by Jan Riefer.
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Taufstein
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The Vogelsberg massif as seen from Winterstein (Taunus) (2021-01-10). Photo by Jan Riefer.
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Hoherodskopf
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The Vogelsberg massif as seen from Winterstein (Taunus) (2021-01-10). Photo by Jan Riefer.
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Pferdskopf
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Pferdskopf (663m), captured from Schellenberg (554m) (2021-05-14). Photo by Jan Riefer.
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Eisenberg
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Eisenberg (636m) as seen from the summit of Mengshäuser Kuppe (472 m) (2022-06-11). Photo by Jan Riefer.
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