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A granite peak, 1,141 m (3,743 ft) high, of the Harz Mountains in central Germany. It is the legendary site of the witches' Sabbath on Walpurgis Night.


(German ˈbrɔkən)
(Placename) a mountain in central Germany: the highest peak of the Harz Mountains; important in German folklore. Height: 1142 m (3747 ft). The Brocken Bow or Brocken Spectre is an atmospheric phenomenon in which an observer, when the sun is low, may see his enlarged shadow against the clouds, often surrounded by coloured lights


(ˈbrɒk ən)

a mountain in N central Germany: the highest peak in the Harz Mountains. 3745 ft. (1140 m).
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Jos Brocken has been appointed to the position at the EUR68bn pension fund for metalworking and mechanical engineering.
Other characters who will be appearing in the movie include Tetsuya Tsurugi (Toshihiko Seki), Jun Hono (Ami Koshimizu), Count Brocken (Keiji Fujiwara), and the Mazin-Girls Combined Army fighting idols.
Katherine Fotheringham snapped a picture of a fog bow, inverse clouds and a brocken spectre when she was walking up Beinn a'Chrulaiste in Glen Coe last Sunday.
Some would say I'd found my natural habitat with the wicked witches on Brocken Mountain.
Hope University's Professor Mike Brocken said: "As I was setting up the 'Beatles' MA in 2009, Phil was a massive help to me regarding Beatles tourism and we would meet on regular basis in the old Everyman, so that I could pick his brains.
The Brocken Railway track runs across many gradients and curves through the mountains in a near complete spiral to the station on the Brocken Summit at 1,125 metres above sea level.
Rai Sher Ali, a resident of village, Thatha Hakiman said that, many cemented electricity poles had been brocken in the village, but concerned staff fixed old rusted poles of iron in some places besdies cutting connections of some streets.
April 30 Germany Walpurgisnacht, Mount Brocken Witches' Night might sound ominous but it is actually fun.
The boys face a frantic time as, prior to the Wembley show, they will be performing in Berlin for a Radio Brocken gig.
Add the splendour of the imperial city of Potsdam, Luther's Wittennberg and a steam train ride to the Brocken, the highest point of the Harz mountains and you have a unique holiday.
After a coach trip and a day around the cobbled streets of ancient Goslar, the Brocken Steam Railway awaits to carry you onwards and upwards through meadows, forests or snowscapes to the highest point of the Harz Mountains, the Brocken.