The fire was discovered on Saturday a week ago on the Goetheweg near the Goethebahnhof vantage point. The path to the Brocken is one of the most used hiking trails in the Harz National Park. Because of the inaccessible terrain, seven fire-fighting helicopters and two Italian fire-fighting planes fought the flames, which had meanwhile spread to 160 hectares. Hundreds of emergency services were deployed. The cause of the fire is still unclear.
Forest fire: "Fire out" at the Brocken - National Park takes over the fire station
The fire on the Brocken in the Harz Mountains was extinguished after a week.