34 Mountain Peaks in Germany that you should visit - With photos & details

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34 Mountain Peaks to explore in Germany

Country with the largest population in Europe. Stretches from the North and the Baltic Sea in the north to the Alps in the south. It is traversed by some of Europe's major rivers such as the Rhine, Danube and Elbe.

BelchenBelchen, 79244 Schönenberg, Germany

Rising 1,414 meters (4,639 ft) above sea level, it is the fourth highest summit of the Black Forest. The border of the municipalities of Münstertal, Schönenberg and Kleines Wiesental meet on the summit dome. The domed, treeless summit has a profile that, seen from the Upper Rhine Plain, is almost symmetrical.

Bentheim CastleSchloßstraße, 48455 Bad Bentheim, Germany

Bentheim Castle is an early medieval hill castle from the 11th century. The castle hosts a museum and surrounded by beautiful parks that will give you a historical and relaxing experience. It is located in Bad Bentheim, Lower Saxony, Germany.

Bergpark Wilhelmshöhe34131 Kassel, Germany

This UNESCO World Heritage Site is a landscape park in Kassel city. The park area is 2.4 square kilometers, and it is the largest European hill slope park and second-largest worldwide. Construction of the park started in 1689 and took about 150 years. The park is open to the public and it stretches up to the Karlsberg mountain with the Hercules monument on the summit at 526.2 meters (1,726 ft).

BocksbergBocksberg, 06502 Thale, Germany

The Bocksberg in the Upper Harz is about 727  m above sea level high local mountain of the Goslar district Hahnenklee-Bockswiese in the district of Goslar in Lower Saxony.  Its summit is 1.2 km east-southeast of Hahnenklee and 1.2 km northeast of Bockswiese, which together form the Goslar district of Hahnenklee-Bockswiese; the Goslar core city is 7.4 km to the northeast. On the summit of the Bocksberg there is a restaurant and a wooden observation tower that was built in 1976.

BrockenBrocken, 38879 Wernigerode, Germany

One of the highest peak of the Harz mountain range and also the highest peak of Northern Germany with an elevation of 1,141 metres. This mountain has always played a role in legends and has been connected with witches and devils. Today it is part of the Harz National Park and hosts a historic botanical garden of about 1,600 alpine mountain plants. One of the beautiful locations in this area which was blessed with natural beauty.

BungsbergBungsberg, 23744 Schönwalde am Bungsberg, Germany

The Bungsberg is 167.4 m above sea level. NHN the highest elevation in Schleswig-Holstein. It is located in Holstein Switzerland in the area of ​​the municipality of Schönwalde am Bungsberg in the Ostholstein district; the municipality of Kasseedorf and the municipality of Kirchnüchel in the Plön district are located near the elevation in the same district.

Burgruine HohenburgSchlossberg-Höhen-Straße 1, 66424 Homburg, Germany

It is also called Homburg Castle or Fortress Hohenburg, a ruined castle built around the beginning of the 13th century located in the Saarpfalz district in Saarland, Germany. It stands atop the 325 meters high Schlossberg above the Schlossberg Caves.

Cochem CastleSchlossstraße 36, 56812 Cochem, Germany

The Reichsburg Cochem (Cochem Castle) had its first documented mention in 1130. In 1151, it was occupied by King Konrad III, who declared it an Imperial castle. In 1688, the castle was overrun by French King Louis XIV's troops in the course of the Nine Years' War or War of the Palatine Succession, and the following year, they destroyed it. The castle complex long lay in ruins and in 1868 it was bought by the Berlin businessman Louis Fréderic Jacques Ravené and then reconstructed in the Gothic Re

DonnersbergDonnersberg, 67814 Dannenfels, Germany

Formed during the Permian period from volcanic activities, Donnersberg is the highest peak of Palantine region in Germany. Covering an area of over 2,000 hecatares, the peak has a diameter of 7 kilometers. The mountain and the surronding area is an importance place for old settlements, of which only ruins remains today. The 4,700 km Eurpean Walking Route E8 passes through the mountain.

Großer ArberGroßer Arber, 94252 Bayerisch Eisenstein, Germany

Highest peak of the Bavarian Forest mountain range with an elevation of 1,455.5 metres (4,775 ft). It is known in the Lower Bavarian county of Regen and the Upper Palatine county of Cham as the "King of the Bavarian Forest". Its summit region consists of paragneiss- a type of metamorphic rock. Two buildings owned by the German Air Force together with their radomes are situated on the summit.

Großer BeerbergGroßer Beerberg, 98559 Gehlberg, Germany

The Great Beerberg is a remnant of a volcano that was active over 250 million years ago and is 982.9  m above sea level. NHN  the highest elevation in the Thuringian Forest and Thuringia. It is located between the three districts of Suhl Heidersbach, Goldlauter, and Gehlberg and consists of rhyolite. The mountain did not belong entirely to the Free State of Thuringia until 1945. This may be related to the fact that its status as the highest mountain in Thuringia has not yet got around everywhere

Großer FalkensteinGroßer Falkenstein, 94227 Lindberg, Germany

A 1,315 metres (4,314 ft) high mountain in the Bavarian Forest. The hike takes you through an area of rocky terrain with a gorge and stream that has several waterfalls and numerous runnels descending to the Höllbachschwelle, a small lake.

Großer InselsbergGroßer Inselsberg, 99891 Bad Tabarz, Germany

The Große Inselsberg - south of the Rennsteig , "Großer Inselberg" is the more common spelling - is 916.5  m above sea level. NHN a striking, wooded, and much-visited mountain in the Thuringian Forest in the Thuringian districts of Gotha and Schmalkalden-Meiningen. The mountain is the highest in the northwestern half of the Middle Thuringian Forest and after the Great Beerberg. For over 1000 years it has marked historical borders - currently between the district of Gotha and the district of Schm

Großer RachelGroßer Rachel, 94258 Frauenau, Germany

Raising 1,452 m above sea level, it is the second highest summit in the Bavarian Forest after the Großer Arber. It has a rocky summit and in winter, the mountain can often only be climbed with touring skis or snowshoes because of the metre-high snow.

Heidelberg CastleSchlosshof 1, 69117 Heidelberg, Germany

The castle ruins are among the most important Renaissance structures north of the Alps. It is located 80 meters (260 ft) up the northern part of the Königstuhl hillside and thereby dominates the view of the Heidelberg oldtown.

HeiligenbergHeiligenberg, 69121 Heidelberg, Germany

Large wooded hill overlooking the town of Heidelberg. It has been the site of many historic and pre-historic constructions, including a Celtic hilltop fortification, a Roman sacred precinct, several medieval monasteries, modern lookout towers and the Heidelberg Thingstätte- an open air theatre built by the Nazis in the 1930s.

HohentwielHohentwiel, 78224 Singen, Germany

An extinct volcano with the ruins of a castle on its top. Hohentwiel began forming, along with the chain of volcanoes in the Hegau region, about 7–8 million years ago. Hohentwiel Castle, whose ruins are on top of Hohentwiel, was built in 914 using stone taken from the mountain by Burchard II, Duke of Swabia.

Hohenzollern Castle72379 Burg Hohenzollern, Germany

Ancestral seat of the imperial House of Hohenzollern. The third of three hilltop castles built on the site, it is located atop Mount Hohenzollern. The third, and current, castle was built between 1846 and 1867 as a family memorial by Hohenzollern descendant King Frederick William IV of Prussia. No member of the Hohenzollern family was in permanent or regular residence when it was completed.

HornisgrindeHornisgrinde, 77887 Sasbach, Germany

At 1,164 m (3,820 ft) above the sea level, is the highest mountain in the Northern Black Forest of Germany. The treeless wet heathlands on the highest areas here were created following forest clearance and the subsequent use of the land as grazing in the 15th century.

KickelhahnKickelhahn, 98693 Ilmenau, Germany

The Kickelhahn is an 861.1 m above sea level. NThe Kickelhahn is an 861.1  m above sea level. NHN high mountain on the northern edge of the central Thuringian Forest. It is the local mountain of the city of Ilmenau in Thuringia. The visits of Johann Wolfgang von Goethe and other personalities gave the Kickelhahn a certain cultural and historical significance.  On the Kickelhahn there is an observation tower from 1855, a Telekom tower, a transmission mast, the Goethe House, the foundations of a