23 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.
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.
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).
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Festung Königstein is a fortress and it’s the largest intact fortress in Germany. The place is distinguished by its magnificent location as it sits on a hill surrounded by nature and overlooks the Elbe River, it has more than 50 buildings spread over 9.5 hectares, some buildings date back 400 years.
Mountain in the Black Forest with an elevation of 1,284 m (4,213 ft) above sea level. Due to the high amount of silver mining, it was previously known as "Erzkasten" meaning "ore box". A part of an old ore mine here has been transformed into a museum. Visitors are shown a wide range of medieval tunnels and shafts from the final stages of when the mine was in operation.
It is a private villa designed like a palace. It was constructed in the late 19th century and located 200 m above sea level. It was completed in 1884 on the Drachenfels hill in Königswinter, a German town on the Rhine near Bonn. It was built for Baron Stephan von Sarter (1833–1902), a banker and broker.
Tree-covered hill of 456 metres (1,496 ft) located in the area of the city of Freiburg im Breisgau. Fortified structures had been built on the Schlossberg since the 11th century. Remains of some of them are still visible today. The tower located on the hill (Schloßbergturm) offers a unique panoramic view over the whole town and its vicinity.
Northernmost massif of the Berchtesgaden Alps, a prominent spur straddling the border between Berchtesgaden, Germany and Salzburg, Austria. The highest peak of the table-top mountain is the Berchtesgaden Hochthron at 1,973 metres (6,473 ft). The massif is mainly made up of limestone. Within it, the Upper Cretaceous Gosau Group is the source of a pale cream, rose to gray yellow, massive and very dense limestone known as the Untersberg Marble. This building stone forms the facade of notable build