Ascent of Großer Müggelberg on 2013-03-18

Climber: Lee Newton

Date:Monday, March 18, 2013
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Großer Müggelberg
    Elevation:114 m / 377 ft

Ascent Trip Report

On a business trip to Berlin with a couple of hours to spare, I picked up a rental car at Schönefeld airport and drove round to the Müggelberg. The access roads were covered in snow and difficult to drive but I could make it as far as the Müggelturm, a dilapidated viewing tower reminscent of the cold war ear. Amazingly I could pay Euro1.50 at a snack kiosk to get a key to open the padlock and climb the stairs. I was the only one around. The summit of the Müggelberg can be seen covered in trees, and with a couple of buildings. Proceeding towards there along the ridge on foot through the snow, it turned out the true summit was a few 100m behind these on a side path marked with a sign declaring it the highest point in Berlin. The weather was freezing and with snow forecast for later and another highpoint to fit in I jogged back to the car and got going.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:35 m / 115 ft
    Distance:2 km / 1.2 mi
    Trailhead:Müggelturm  79 m / 262 ft
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Snow on Ground
    Weather:Cold, Breezy, Overcast
Ascent Statistics
    Time Up:20 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Time Down:15 Minutes

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