Northern Germany’s highest mountain and meeting place of witches during Walpurgis Night – The Brocken is a well-known site. But the Cold War left its marks on the “Mountain of the Germans”. The steaming Brocken Railway takes visitors effortlessly up to the forest-free hilltop. On clear days the view from up here is quite spectacular – unfortunately, fog-free days are pretty rare. But even on foggy days the climb up the Brocken is an unforgettable experience.