Møllehøj

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Møllehøj
Mollehøj from Ejer Bavnehøj.JPG
Møllehøj seen from the tower on Ejer Bavnehøj, the highest point is obscured by the farm buildings
Highest point
Elevation 170.86 m (560.6 ft)
Prominence 161 m (528 ft) [1]
Listing Country high point
Coordinates 55°58′37.88″N 9°49′34.42″E / 55.9771889°N 9.8262278°E / 55.9771889; 9.8262278Coordinates: 55°58′37.88″N 9°49′34.42″E / 55.9771889°N 9.8262278°E / 55.9771889; 9.8262278
Geography
Møllehøj is located in Denmark
Møllehøj
Møllehøj
Location of Møllehøj in Denmark
Location Skanderborg municipality, Denmark

Møllehøj is the highest natural point[2][Note 1] in Denmark at 170.86 m (561 ft).

Geography[edit]

The millstone marking the top of Møllehøj

Møllehøj is in the Ejerbjerge hills in Skanderborg municipality, very close to Ejer Bavnehøj. The summit is marked with a millstone, a remnant of Ejer mill which was situated on the hill from 1838 to 1917. The mill had eight sides and had an onion-shaped roof.

New measurements made in February 2005 showed that Møllehøj was higher than both Yding Skovhøj (172.66 m including a Bronze Age burial mound on its summit, 170.77 m without) in Horsens municipality or Ejer Bavnehøj which had both been thought higher. These two high points' natural heights are however respectively 9 and 51 cm lower than Møllehøj. It was officially recognised as Denmark's highest point in 2005.[3]

See also[edit]

  • Himmelbjerget, which was thought to be the highest point of Denmark until 1847

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ For comparison, the tallest man-made structure in Denmark is the Tommerup Transmitter, which stands 321m or 1045ft high.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Møllehøj, Denmark". Peakbagger.com. Retrieved 2014-08-02.
  2. ^ Rachel Crolla, Carl McKeating (2014). "10 Denmark - Møllehøj". Europe's High Points: Getting to the top in 50 countries. Cicerone Press Limited.
  3. ^ "Nyt højeste punkt i Danmark". gst.dk. Geodatastyrelsen (Danish Geodata Agency - Danish Ministry of Energy, Utilities and Climate). Retrieved 30 December 2017.