Range TypeMountain range with well-recognized name
Highest PointBrocken (1141 m/3743 ft)
States/ProvincesSachsen-Anhalt (48%), Lower Saxony (28%), Thüringen (14%), Saxony (10%)
(numbers are approximate percentage of range area)
Area19,794 sq km / 7,642 sq mi
Area may include lowland areas
Extent168 km / 104 mi North-South
216 km / 134 mi East-West
Center Lat/Long51° 43' N; 11° 15' E
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Map of Harz
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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 Harz.
German HighlandsLevel 3 (Parent)
         North Sea LowlandsLevel 4 (Sibling)
         Central German HighlandsLevel 4 (Sibling)
         HarzLevel 4
         Thuringer WaldLevel 4 (Sibling)
         SchwarzwaldLevel 4 (Sibling)
         Schwabische AlbLevel 4 (Sibling)
         Frankische AlbLevel 4 (Sibling)

Major Peaks of the Harz

Ten Highest Peaks
RankPeak NamemftRange5
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 Harz

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The Brocken, from the west (2009/07/24). Photo by Mark Trengove.
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summit of großer wurmberg (2021-01-15). Photo by Stephan Tillmanns.
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