|Elevation||370.1 m (1,214 ft)|
|Area||30–55 km2 (12–21 sq mi)|
|State||Counties of Kyffhäuser and Sömmerda (Thuringia), Burgenlandkreis (Saxony-Anhalt) (Germany)|
|Parent range||Lower Unstrut Hill Country, Thuringian Basin (and surrounding plateaux)|
|Type of rock||Bunter sandstone|
Together with the Schmücke, the Finne and the Hainleite, the Hohe Schrecke forms the northern rim of the Thuringian Basin. It lies between Braunsroda, Reinsdorf, Gehofen, Donndorf, Wiehe, Lossa, Hauteroda and Oberheldrungen.
- Schulzenberg 320 m AMSL.
Flora and fauna
The landscape on the Hohe Schrecke is dominated by large, unified stands of deciduous forest, especially beech woods. In the eastern part there are areas that were used as a military training area until the withdrawal of Soviet forces and were kept free of trees for that purpose.
The majority of the Hohe Schrecke has been designated as a nature reserve, which covers an area of some 35 km2.
The conservation project "Hohe Schrecke - Old Forest with a Future" (Hohe Schrecke - Alter Wald mit Zukunft) was one of five winners of the national competition for nature conservation projects and rural development. As a result, it has received resources from the Federal Ministry for Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety and the Federal Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Consumer Protection.
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