Solling is a range of hills up to 527.8 m above high in the sea level (NN) Weser Uplands in the German state of Lower Saxony, whose extreme southerly foothills extend into Hesse and North Rhine-Westphalia.
Inside Lower Saxony it is the second largest range of hills and the third highest after the
Harz ( Wurmberg; 971 m) and the Kaufungen Forest ( Haferberg; 581 m).
The Solling is a cultural landscape consisting mainly of
spruce and beech forests. Oak also grows in some areas. The Solling forest is home of a number of animals and birds, for example Red deer or Common Chaffinch. They can best be observed in the Neuhaus wildlife park.
Together with the smaller and lower
Vogler range and the little Burgberg to the north, the Solling is part of the Solling-Vogler Nature Park.
The main hills in the Solling include the following (heights given in m above
Große Blöße (527.8 m)
Großer Ahrensberg (524.9 m)
Moosberg (513.0 m) – with Hochsolling observation tower Vogelherd (ca. 505 m)
Dreiberg (493.5 m)
Großer Steinberg (493 m) – with "Harzblick" observation tower Tünnekenbornstrang (490.1 m)
Langenberg (484.6 m)
Bärenkopf (473.0 m)
Wolfsstrang (468.7 m) – with Gaußstein
Schönenberg (457.1 m)
Hasselberg (also called the
Schrodhalbe; 452.5 m) – with TV tower Hahnenbreite (452.0 m)
Alte Schmacht (447.5 m) – with transmission facility
Eisernstieg (446.3 m)
Strutberg (444 m) – with "Sollingturm" observation tower Großer Lauenberg (442.6 m)
Wildenkiel (ca. 441 m)
Auerhahnkopf (ca. 440 m)
Hengstrücken (424 m)
Buchholz (421.7 m)
Sonnenköpfe (414.6 m; western peak)
Sonnenköpfe (407.0 m; eastern peak)
Junge Schmacht (388.0 m)
Platte (379.7 m)
Sommerberg (364.5 m)
Kahlberg (224.7 m)
Villages and towns [ edit ]
Villages and towns in the Solling are:
Literature [ edit ]
Johannes Krabbe: Karte des Sollings von 1603, herausgegeben und eingeleitet von Hans-Martin Arnoldt, Kirstin Casemir und Uwe Ohanski, Verlag Hahnsche Buchhandlung Hannover 2004.
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