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Brocken

Brocken

[brok-uhn; Ger. brawk-uhn]
Brocken, granite peak, 3,747 ft (1,142 m) high, central Germany; highest peak of the Harz Mts. Popular legend makes it the meeting place of the Walpurgis Night or Witches' Sabbath. The "Brocken scene" in Goethe's Faust is set there.
Brocken-Hochharz is a Verwaltungsgemeinschaft ("collective municipality") in the district of Harz, in Saxony-Anhalt, Germany. It is situated in the Harz mountains, southwest of Wernigerode. It is named after the highest peak of the Harz: Brocken. The seat of the Verwaltungsgemeinschaft is in Hasselfelde.

The Verwaltungsgemeinschaft Brocken-Hochharz consists of the following municipalities:

  1. Allrode
  2. Altenbrak
  3. Benneckenstein
  4. Elend
  5. Hasselfelde
  6. Schierke
  7. Sorge
  8. Stiege
  9. Tanne
  10. Treseburg

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