Centuries ago, Goethe was so impressed by Mount Brocken, the highest mountain in North Germany, that it found its way into his most famous literary work, “Faust”. This is one of the reasons why it is considered to be a magical place, where devils and witches have eerily beautiful celebrations - especially at Walpurgis .
The top of Mount Brocken, which is above the tree line, is felt to be especially magical. Those who enjoy hiking will like climbing up to it’s peak at 1,141 meters, but there is another exciting way up there: the Brockenbahn Steam Railway! Either way, it is an unforgettable experience for both children and adults.
When the weather on the mountain top is good, one has a panoramic vista reaching far beyond the Harz National Park. It attracts several millions of visitors every year—summer and winter.