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Auf dem Acker

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Auf dem Acker

Auf dem Acker
Height 865.1 m above sea level (2,838 ft)
Location Niedersachsen, Germany
Range Harz Mountains
Isolation 3.2 km → Bruchberg
Prominence 58.6 m ↓ Near Stieglitzecke → Bruchberg
Coordinates 51°44′56″N 10°26′43″E / 51.7488°N 10.4453°E / 51.7488; 10.4453Coordinates: 51°44′56″N 10°26′43″E / 51.7488°N 10.4453°E / 51.7488; 10.4453

Auf dem Acker
Rock Acker Bruchberg Quartzite

Auf dem Acker (commonly called the Acker) is a mountain ridge up to 865.1 metres high, which is located in the southwestern part of the Harz mountains in Lower Saxony (Germany).


The ridge begins south of the Bruchberg near Stieglitzecke (on the B 242) and runs from there for about 13 kilometres (8.1 mi) towards the southwest. For the first 6 kilometres (3.7 mi) its crest is continuously higher than 800 metres. Its southwestern foothills transition to the Harz Foreland at Osterode am Harz. Together with the Bruchberg, the Acker forms the Acker-Bruchberg Massif. Northwest of the ridge lies the valley of the River Söse and the Söse Reservoir, as well as the villages of Riefensbeek and Kamschlacken. South of the ridge lie the villages of Lonau and Sieber. The Hanskühnenburg lies roughly in the middle of the ridge at a height of 811 metres.

National Park and environment

Large sections of the ridge lie within the Harz National Park and may therefore only be entered on designated trails. Between the Hanskühnenburg and Stieglitzecke parts of the area around the crest consist of raised bog. The ridgeway running through the moor was closed in the mid-1990s, shortly after the establishment of national park in order to protect the environment.

Tors and crags

There is a large number of tors and crags on Auf dem Acker:

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