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Schwengskopf is the name of a 493  m above sea level. NN high mountain southwest of the former Himmelpforten monastery in the Hasserode district of Wernigerode in the Harz Mountains . The mountain was probably named after a Schwenck family, who can be traced here since 1570, or after an earlier route designation

In 1520 it was first mentioned in a document as dat Schwencke nedder . In 1739 the name Schwenckberg can be found on a map .


  • Walther Grosse : History of the city and county of Wernigerode in their forest, field and street names , Wernigerode 1929, p. 130

Coordinates: 51 ° 49 '  N , 10 ° 44'  E