Range TypeMountain range with well-recognized name
Highest PointLangenberg (843 m/2766 ft)
States/ProvincesHessen (51%), North Rhine-Westphalia (49%)
(numbers are approximate percentage of range area)
Area7,449 sq km / 2,876 sq mi
Area may include lowland areas
Extent97 km / 60 mi North-South
128 km / 80 mi East-West
Center Lat/Long51° 12' N; 8° 44' E
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Map of Rothaargebirge
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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 Rothaargebirge.
Central German HighlandsLevel 4 (Parent)
         RothaargebirgeLevel 5
         Höhe RohnLevel 5 (Sibling)

Major Peaks of the Rothaargebirge

Ten Highest Peaks
RankPeak NamemftRange6
3.Kahler Asten8412759 
4.Hoher Eimberg8062644 
10.Marburg-Biedenkopf County High Point6662185 
Sub-peaks are excluded from this list. List may not be complete, since only summits in the PBC Database are included.

Photos of Peaks in the Rothaargebirge

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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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Hohes Gras
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View tower and restaurant on the summit of Hohes Gras, Kassel's highest peak (2020-05-30). Photo by Habakuk Tibatong.
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Altenburg with Borkener See in the foreground (2022-03-13). Photo by Jan Riefer.
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