The Großer Arber is the highest peak of the Bavarian/Bohemian Forest mountain range, with an elevation of 1,455.5 metres . Although geographically belonging to the larger Bohemian Forest range, it is often referred to as "King of the Bavarian Forest".
First mentioned as Adwich in a 1279 deed, the peak rises in the municipal area of Bayerisch Eisenstein close to the border with the Czech Republic. The Großer Arbersee lake is located on its southeastern slopes; the western part of the massif stretches to the Kleiner Arber subpeak and the Kleiner Arbersee, a source of the Regen river.
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