The Brocken garden
Established in 1890, the botanical garden at the summit of the
Brocken provides a protected environment for around 1,800 species
of high-altitude-dwelling plants and flowers from around the world
and is open for visitors daily between May and October.
Germany's highest hotel is situated within an old television
transmission tower which was built between 1936 and 1937, and was
replaced by a newer tower in 1973. The hotel features two
restaurants and also has an observation deck which can be reached
via a lift.
Set over three floors this remarkable museum explores every
aspect of the history of the Brocken and of the Harz mountain
range, covering topics such as the flora and fauna of the region,
the weather and climate change, the Brocken in popular culture, the
effects of two world wars and the establishment of the mountains
television and radio transmitters.