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German Highlands

Range TypeHighland or plateau
Highest PointFeldberg (1493 m/4898 ft)
CountriesGermany (74%), Denmark (16%), Netherlands (10%)
(numbers are approximate percentage of range area)
States/ProvincesLower Saxony (17%), Baden-Württemberg (11%), Bavaria (10%), North Rhine-Westphalia (9%), Hessen (8%), Thüringen (6%), Sachsen-Anhalt (6%), Schleswig-Holstein (5%), Midtjylland (5%), Syddanmark (4%), Nordjylland (3%), Sjælland (3%), Gelderland (2%), Friesland (1%), Noord-Holland (1%), Overijssel (1%), Rhineland-Palatinate (1%), Zuid-Holland (1%), Drenthe (1%), Groningen (1%), Saxony (1%), Flevoland (1%), Hovedstaden (1%)
(numbers are approximate percentage of range area)
Area278,176 sq km / 107,404 sq mi
Area may include lowland areas
Extent1,133 km / 704 mi North-South
594 km / 369 mi East-West
Center Lat/Long52° 39' N; 8° 25' E
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Map of German Highlands
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Northwest EuropeLevel 2 (Parent)
         IrelandLevel 3 (Sibling)
         Great BritainLevel 3 (Sibling)
         North France-West Rhine AreaLevel 3 (Sibling)
         German HighlandsLevel 3
                 North Sea LowlandsLevel 4 (Child)
                 Central German HighlandsLevel 4 (Child)
                 HarzLevel 4 (Child)
                 Thuringer WaldLevel 4 (Child)
                 SchwarzwaldLevel 4 (Child)
                 Schwabische AlbLevel 4 (Child)
                 Frankische AlbLevel 4 (Child)
         Massif CentralLevel 3 (Sibling)



Major Peaks of the German Highlands

Ten Highest Peaks
RankPeak NamemftRange4
1.Feldberg14934898Schwarzwald
2.Herzogenhorn14154642Schwarzwald
3.Belchen14144639Schwarzwald
4.Spießhorn13494426Schwarzwald
5.Blößling13104298Schwarzwald
6.Schauinsland12844213Schwarzwald
7.Kandel12424075Schwarzwald
8.Köhlgarten12244016Schwarzwald
9.Hochfirst11903904Schwarzwald
10.Hochblauen11653822Schwarzwald
Sub-peaks are excluded from this list. List may not be complete, since only summits in the PBC Database are included.
Child Range High Points
RankPeak NamemftRange4
1.Feldberg14934898Schwarzwald
2.Brocken11413743Harz
3.Lemberg10153330Schwabische Alb
4.Beerberg9823222Thuringer Wald
5.Wasserkuppe9503117Central German Highlands
6.Hesselberg6892260Frankische Alb
7.Yding Skovhøj171561North Sea Lowlands



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