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  The Brocken - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Brocken, or Blocksberg, is the highest peak (1142 meters) in the Harz Mountains in Germany, between the rivers Weser and Elbe.
From 1957 the Brocken constituted a security zone, and after construction of the Berlin Wall began on August 13, 1961 the East German authorities designated it as a military high security zone and turned it into a fortress.
This Brocken Spectre appears when the sun shines from behind a climber who is looking down from a ridge or peak into mist.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/The_Brocken   (992 words)

  
 Brewer, E. Cobham. Dictionary of Phrase & Fable. Spectre of the Brocken.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The Brocken is the highest summit of the Hartz mountains in Hanover.
This summit is at times enveloped in a thick mist, which reflects in a greatly magnified degree any form opposite at sunset.
In one of De Quincey’s opium-dreams there is a powerful description of the Brocken spectre.
www.bartleby.com /81/15735.html   (92 words)

  
 Touching the Light - Brocken Spectres   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The name Brocken Spectre originates from the highest top in northern Germany, the Brocken in the Harz mountains, where legend has it that a climber fell to his death after being startled by the unearthly appearance of a haloed human figure in the swirling mists.
Brocken Spectres often appear from mountain ridges when the ridge is clear and the corrie below you is filled with mist, or when the sun suddenly breaks through the mist.
I would guess that this [Brocken Spectre and glory] was formed from fresh mist having droplets of uniform size (because three glory rings are visible and differing droplet sizes would blur the outer ones out).
www.touchingthelight.co.uk /features/brocken.htm   (1013 words)

  
 Reborn pg1
She thought this possibly to be the inviting letter that would...A blush rushed to her face and her ear's became heated at the thought.
My charge, your beloved Brocken is in a dire disposition of such a nature that it threatens the sanctity of his mind and of his father's hollowed honor.
Brocken had known his calling all his life.
home.pacbell.net /epor/brocken_and_mishkat.htm   (686 words)

  
 Brocken spectre
This at one time unnerving apparition is the "Spectre of the Brocken", so named because of sightings on the Brocken, the highest peak of Germany's Harz Mountains.
The Brocken Spectre appears when a low sun is behind a climber who is looking downwards into mist from a ridge or peak.
The Brocken Spectre is a similar effect to anti-crepuscular rays and cloud shadows.
www.sundog.clara.co.uk /droplets/globrock.htm   (173 words)

  
 The Brocken -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Today the Brocken forms part of a (A tract of land declared by the national government to be public property) national park, and hosts a historic (A facility where trees and shrubs are cultivated for exhibition) botanical garden of mountain plants, founded in 1890.
From 1957 the Brocken constituted a security zone, and after construction of the (Click link for more info and facts about Berlin Wall) Berlin Wall began on August 13, 1961 the East German authorities designated it as a military high security zone and turned it into a fortress.
Border troops took up quarters at the Brocken railway station, and the (An elected governmental council in a Communist country (especially one that is a member of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics)) Soviet (Click link for more info and facts about Red Army) Red Army used a large portion of territory.
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/t/th/the_brocken.htm   (1271 words)

  
 Brocken - Wikipedia
Der Brocken liegt in Sachsen-Anhalt und ist mit 1141,1 m der höchste Berg Norddeutschlands und des Harzes.
Der Brocken ist nicht nur bei Wanderern beliebt, sondern es nutzen stark zunehmend Radfahrer die Wanderwege, um ihre Kondition bei der Fahrt auf den Brocken zu schulen.
Der Rundfunk der DDR konnte über den Brocken in weiten Teilen der Bundesrepublik aufgenommen werden; abgedeckt wurden die östliche Hälfte Niedersachsens mit den Großräumen Hannover und Braunschweig, Nord- und Osthessen, nörliche Randgebiete Bayerns und das östliche Nordrhein-Westfalen bis in die Ausläufer des Ruhrgebiets.
de.wikipedia.org /wiki/Brocken   (1369 words)

  
 Michael Brocken, The British Folk Revival, 1944-2002
Brocken intends this book to be "an illuminating political history" of the revival in England.
Brocken uses the passive voice to give the impression that his text is separate from his point of view and dwells on some lofty plane far outside the realm of subjective opinion.
Brocken writes as though cultural values are a sort of game where all that matters is winning.
www.greenmanreview.com /book/book_brocken_britishfolkrevival.html   (1377 words)

  
 Blankenburg - Sights in nearby towns   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The Brocken is the highest mountain of the Harz which you can find in the northern part of Germany.
At the Brocken the rivers Ilse and Bode have their sources.
After the GDR had been founded the Brocken was explained to a no-go area and in that time the nature could recover.
www.blankenburg.de /pages/english/envi/ortebr.html   (191 words)

  
 Brocken.
We made our first visit to Brocken one June day in 1990, along with thousands of Germans most of whom were also on their first visit.
The Brocken Wall was removed by October 1991 and gradually most of the Cold War buildings and other debris have been cleared in an effort to restore the summit plateau to a more natural condition.
The Brocken Garden, first begun in 1890 as an experimental garden, was neglected from 1961 to early 1990.
www.harzmagic-info.co.uk /Brocken.html   (547 words)

  
 Harz National Park / Über uns
We have reached the "battle zone" of the Brocken forests, the elevation at which it is difficult for the spruces to exist in the extremely harsh weather conditions.
Geologically, the Brocken is a vast mass of granite, which originated in the paleozoic age.
On the Brocken 300 foggy days are recorded yearly and the average temperature is a cool 2.6°C. One result of these weather conditions is that the timber line of the Brocken occurs at about 1,100 m, whereas in the Alps it is at least 800 m higher.
www.nationalpark-harz.de /ueber/inhalt_gb.htm   (2167 words)

  
 The Brocken Spectre, Alaska Science Forum   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The glory is a part of a phenomenon familiar to mountaineers who know it as the Brocken Spectre.
According to legend, the name came from the unhappy circumstance of a climber on northern Germany's highest mountain, the Brocken.
Working his way across a narrow precipice, the climber was startled by the sudden appearance in the nearby mists of a human figure with a ring of light around its head.
www.gi.alaska.edu /ScienceForum/ASF2/282.html   (380 words)

  
 Reborn pg 2
Her heart skipped a beat as she turned the corner and saw that elegant green frame work of the guard railing to the house.
The snoring was a dead giveaway that it was Brocken, but not much else could be seen.
Brocken jerked slightly and began to speak in a drunken stupor.
home.pacbell.net /epor/brocken_and_mishkat_page2.htm   (627 words)

  
 americasroof news - hiking and climbing the highest mountains and hills in the world and U.S.
It's the Brocken Spectre--so named because of sightings on the Brocken, the highest peak of Germany's Harz Mountains.
Atmospheric optics expert Les Cowley explains: "The Brocken Spectre appears when a low sun is behind the climber who is looking down from a ridge or peak into mist." The colorful rings are glory--sunlight backscattered from tiny water droplets.
January 2 2004, 1:23 PM I have seen the Spectre of the Brocken many times on peaks, the large number likely due to the northern latitude (and resulting low angle of the sun) where I live.
www.network54.com /Forum/thread?forumid=3897&messageid=1073002246   (656 words)

  
 UFO Area Ancient Gold/Bronze Star Disc Found On German Mountain   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The Brocken is in a direct line of sight on a clear day, 85km to the north-west.
The Brocken is fabled in northern European mythology as the place where witches gather for a coven every April 30.
Scientists are still scratching their heads at the full meaning of a 32cm bronze-and-gold disc found by treasure hunters on the Mittelberg in 1999.
www.ufoarea.com /aas_golddisk.html   (464 words)

  
 AKM e.V. - Spectre of the Brocken and Glory   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
A spectre of the Brocken occurs when the observer casts his or her shadow on a wall of fog.
Sometimes there forms a colourful, annular optical phenomenon around the "head" of the spectre of the Brocken, which is called a glory.
The first detailed description of spectre of the Brocken and glory was made by the famous Spanish scientist and captain Ulloa, who crossed the Andes in 1735, together with the French scholar Bougner.
www.meteoros.de /glorie/gloriee.htm   (367 words)

  
 Designer Potions: Knights of Walpurgis   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
"Brocken the highest of the Harz Mountains of north central Germany.
It is noted for the phenomenon of the Brocken spectre and for witches' revels which reputably took place there on Walpurgis night.
The Brocken Spectre is a magnified shadow of an observer, typically surrounded by rainbow-like bands, thrown onto a bank of cloud in high mountain areas when the sun is low.
www.designerpotions.com /ss/ssknights.html   (1299 words)

  
 AllRefer.com - Brocken, Central Europe, Central Europe (Central European Physical Geography) - Encyclopedia
AllRefer.com - Brocken, Central Europe, Central Europe (Central European Physical Geography) - Encyclopedia
Popular legend makes it the meeting place of the Walpurgis Night or Witches' Sabbath.
The "Brocken scene" in Goethe's Faust is set there.
reference.allrefer.com /encyclopedia/B/Brocken.html   (149 words)

  
 BROCKEN - Encyclopedia Britannica - BROCKEN - JCSM's Study Center   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
BROCKEN, a mountain of Germany, in Prussian Saxony, the highest point (3733 ft.) of the Harz.
Annually, on Walpurgis night (1st of May), curious rites were here enacted, which, condemned by the priests of the Christian church, led to the belief that the devil and witches here held their orgies.
BROCKEN, SPECTRE OF THE (so named from having b...
jcsm.org /StudyCenter/Encyclopedia_Britannica/BRI_BUN/BROCKEN.html   (398 words)

  
 World and I: Season of the Witch - Ridden by a Witch.(The Brocken)(Brief Article)@ HighBeam Research   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The Brocken appears in a number of fairytales.
The following is the nutshell version of a story from August Ey's Harzmerchenbuch, published in 1862.
A Harz miner pours scorn on claims that witches ride to Brocken Mountain on Walpurgisnacht.
www.highbeam.com /library/doc0.asp?DOCID=1G1:71767592&refid=ip_encyclopedia_hf   (190 words)

  
 Brocken-Spectre.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Brocken Spectre is a 3 year old BAFTA nominated UK film production company based in Glasgow, Scotland.
Currently, Brocken Spectre is co-developing the feature film White Male Heart by the Screen Writer David Harrower with Helena Danielsson of Hepp film and Sweden's largest independent Distributor and Producer Sonet AB.2.
Brocken Spectre’s most advanced project is White Male Heart by David Harrower which has attracted £45,000 in development finance from Sonet Film AB (Sweden) and Film I Vast (Sweden) and Scottish Screen.
www.brocken-spectre.com   (277 words)

  
 BROCKEN - Online Information article about BROCKEN
Christianity had penetrated to these regions, the Brocken remained a place of See also:
HALLE (known as HALLE-AN-DER-SAALE, t0 distinguish it from the small town of Halle in Westphalia)
BROCKEN, SPECTRE OF THE (so named from having been
encyclopedia.jrank.org /BRI_BUN/BROCKEN.html   (393 words)

  
 Timberwolf.org / What's a Brokken?   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The Brocken is the tallest peak in the Hartz Mountains in Saxony, Germany.
On Black Sabbath nights, people were warned to remain indoors (unless you were a witch, werewolf, or something of evil persuation) and as far away from the outdoors as possible.
An atmospheric phenomena also happens frequently in the brocken - and as a result has been given the name "Brocken Spectre" - and that is at early morning or late in the afternoon, the sun will project someone's shadow upon nearby clouds.
www.timberwolf.org /html/brokken.html   (1128 words)

  
 Rainbow, halo and glory
Then he would turn around and be confronted by a giant with multi-colored rings around his head.
The spectacle was named the specter of the Brocken after the peak in the Harz Mountains of Germany, where it was often seen.
The giant figure was the shadow of the climber cast over the fog, who often would exaggerate its size by miscalculating its distance.
www.polarization.com /rainbow/rainbow2.html   (1387 words)

  
 Brocken Spectre   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
A Brocken Spectre can only be seen when specific conditions are met.
The sun must be directly at one's back and there must be many water droplets in the air where the spectre appears.
The name allegedly comes from the Brocken, a mountain in Germany, where according to old stories a climber was startled by the sudden appearance of a dark figure with a halo around its head.
www.allanbrown.fsnet.co.uk /spectre.htm   (163 words)

  
 Brockenbahn.
Brocken's walls remained closed at first but a strong desire to visit Brocken welled up.
Eager groups of protestors and walkers came to the Brocken outer walls on Sunday 3
December 1989 carrying banners reading, "A free Brocken for a free people." That day the Brocken Wall gates re-opened to the public.
www.harzmagic-info.co.uk /Brockenbahn.html   (406 words)

  
 SPECTRE OF THE BROCKEN - LoveToKnow Article on SPECTRE OF THE BROCKEN   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
SPECTRE OF THE BROCKEN - LoveToKnow Article on SPECTRE OF THE BROCKEN
(so named from having been first observed in 1780 on the Brocken), an enormously magnified shadow of an observer cast upon a bank of cloud when the sun is low in high mountain regions, reproducing every motion of the observer in the form of a gigantic but misty image of himself.
To properly cite this SPECTRE OF THE BROCKEN article in your work, copy the complete reference below:
www.1911encyclopedia.org /B/BR/BROCKEN_SPECTRE_OF_THE.htm   (96 words)

  
 20010106 - Train Ride on the HSB   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
While in Wernigerode, we just had to take a ride on the HSB (Harzer Schmalspurbahnen) train line.
So we took the trip from Wernigerode to the Brocken, a mountain 1125 meters high that houses an antenna array used during former communist times.
We are on the way from the Brocken.
www.mindspring.com /~us009890/FamilyWeb/20010106.html   (207 words)

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