Hohenpeißenberg Meteorological Observatory

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Observatory Hohenpeißenberg

The Meteorological Observatory Hohenpeißenberg is the oldest mountain weather station in the world. It is located in the municipality of Hohenpeißenberg, about 60 kilometres southwest of Munich, Germany, and at 977 metres above sea level. Meteorological data is collected on the site continuously since 1781.[1] The measurement series ranks among the longest ever, and was never impacted by urban heat island effects, a problem encountered by the comparably long records from the Basel and Prague observatories.[2] As of today, it is operated by Deutscher Wetterdienst, and takes part in the Global Atmosphere Watch programme.

Temperature record[3]


  • Peter Winkler: Hohenpeißenberg 1781-2006 - das älteste Bergobservatorium der Welt. Deutscher Wetterdienst, Offenbach am Main 2006, ISBN 3-88148-415-9.
  • Deutscher Wetterdienst (Hrsg.): 200 Jahre meteorologische Beobachtungen auf dem Hohenpeißenberg 1781-1980. Offenbach am Main 1981, ISBN 3-88148-184-2.


  1. ^ Gantner; Winkler; Köhler (2000). "A method to derive long-term time series and trends of UV-B radiation (1968–1997) from observations at Hohenpeissenberg (Bavaria)". Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres. 105: 4879. Bibcode:2000JGR...105.4879G. doi:10.1029/1999JD900907.
  2. ^ Peter Winkler: Hohenpeißenberg 1781–2006 – das älteste Bergobservatorium der Welt. Page 3. See also: Literature.
  3. ^ Deutscher Wetterdienst (Hrsg.): 200 Jahre meteorologische Beobachtungen auf dem Hohenpeißenberg 1781–1980. Page A-9–A12. See also: Literature.

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Coordinates: 47°48′05″N 11°00′35″E / 47.8014°N 11.0097°E / 47.8014; 11.0097