Großer Beerberg

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Grosser Beerberg
Grosser Beerberg.jpg
View of Großer Beerberg from the south;
in the foreground is Suhl-Goldlauter
Highest point
Elevation 982 m (3,222 ft)
Prominence 389 metres (1,276 ft)
Isolation 103 kilometres (64 mi)
Coordinates 50°39′34″N 10°44′46″E / 50.65944°N 10.74611°E / 50.65944; 10.74611Coordinates: 50°39′34″N 10°44′46″E / 50.65944°N 10.74611°E / 50.65944; 10.74611
Naming
Pronunciation German: [ˈɡʁoːsɐ ˈbeːɐ̯bɛɐ̯k]
Geography
Grosser Beerberg is located in Thuringia
Grosser Beerberg
Grosser Beerberg
The location within Thuringia
Location Thuringia, Germany
Parent range Thuringian Forest

The Großer Beerberg is a mountain located in the Thuringian Forest, Germany, and the highest point in the state of Thuringia. The nearest town is Suhl.

Between the summit of the Beerberg and that of its eastern neighbour, the Schneekopf (978 m), the second highest mountain of Thuringia, is a 60-metre-deep col. To the west is the Sommerbachskopf (941 m).

On the summit of Beerberg is one of the few moorlands of the Thuringian Forest. Until the end of the 1980s there was an observation tower on the mountain. A few years ago, a small platform was again established below the summit at Plänckners Aussicht, which offers an outstanding view to the south and southwest.

The section of the Rennsteig long-distance path between Oberhof and Schmücke runs across the mountain.

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View of the highest mountains of the Thuringian Forest, from Simmersberg (781 m):
Adlersberg (849 m) with Neuhäuser Hügel (891 m), Großer Beerberg (partly obscured, 982 m), Wildekopf (943 m), Großer Eisenberg (907 m), Schneekopf (978 m), Großer Finsterberg (944 m) and Kleiner Finsterberg (875 m); in the foreground, Kalter Staudenkopf (768 m), Schmiedswiesenkopf (784 m) and Hohe Warth (718 m). Left rear: Pleß (645 m), 52 km away in the Rhön Mountains.
The three highest mountains of the Thuringian Forest: View from Finsterberg (third-highest, 944 m) of Großer Beerberg (left, 982 m) and Schneekopf (second highest, right); (note tower on Schneekopf)