Highest point in Denmark

Highest point in Denmark

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March 2nd, 2005, 5:21 pm #1

Just read a funny, but interisting story (in German language) refering to the highest point of Denmark. I copy/paste it here for all of you who may understand it:

KOPENHAGEN - Bergsteigende Dänen müssen der Tatsache ins Auge sehen, dass ihr ohnehin nicht so ausladendes Land noch flacher geworden ist.

Der bisher als höchste Erhebung in ganz Dänemark geltenden Ejer-Bavnehügel bei Skanderborg erreicht in Wirklichkeit nicht die in allen Schulbüchern angegebene "Rekordhöhe" von 170,89 Metern. Dies hat eine Expertengruppe unter Führung des Geografischen Institutes durch aufwändige Messungen sowie Probebohrungen ermittelt.

Diese Zahl sei einzig durch Hinzumogelei von "Mauerresten und anderem Füllmaterial" zustande gekommen, deckte die Expertengruppe in der Zeitung "Politiken" gnadenlos auf. In Wirklichkeit liege die Spitze der immerhin vom Namen her an die Eiger-Nordwand erinnernden Erhebung nur 170,35 Meter über dem Meeresspiegel.

Nach der Aberkennung von 54 cm müssen Geografielehrer und Schüler sich ab sofort eine benachbarte Anhöhe namens Mllehj mit 170,86 Meter als höchsten Punkt Dänemarks merken.

For all of you who do not understand German, here in short:

The highest point of Denmark was until now Ejer-Bavne with a "record"-height of 170.89 meters. A group of experts under the lead of the geographical institute, after having made extensiv measurements and even drillings, came to the conclusion that this value is wrong and that the correct height is 170.35 meters above sea level. As a consequence of this loss in height of 0.54 meters Ejer-Bavne is not the highest point of the country. The highest point of Denmark is a hill called Mllehj with a height of 170.86 meters. (This is about an inch less than the previous highest point.)

Unfortunately the news message does not indicate whether the highpointers who made until now the wrong mountain will get a refund of their expenses ...
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March 3rd, 2005, 7:25 pm #2

... happens to be the top of the bridge connecting Denmark and Sweden

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March 4th, 2005, 6:34 pm #3

Just read a funny, but interisting story (in German language) refering to the highest point of Denmark. I copy/paste it here for all of you who may understand it:

KOPENHAGEN - Bergsteigende Dänen müssen der Tatsache ins Auge sehen, dass ihr ohnehin nicht so ausladendes Land noch flacher geworden ist.

Der bisher als höchste Erhebung in ganz Dänemark geltenden Ejer-Bavnehügel bei Skanderborg erreicht in Wirklichkeit nicht die in allen Schulbüchern angegebene "Rekordhöhe" von 170,89 Metern. Dies hat eine Expertengruppe unter Führung des Geografischen Institutes durch aufwändige Messungen sowie Probebohrungen ermittelt.

Diese Zahl sei einzig durch Hinzumogelei von "Mauerresten und anderem Füllmaterial" zustande gekommen, deckte die Expertengruppe in der Zeitung "Politiken" gnadenlos auf. In Wirklichkeit liege die Spitze der immerhin vom Namen her an die Eiger-Nordwand erinnernden Erhebung nur 170,35 Meter über dem Meeresspiegel.

Nach der Aberkennung von 54 cm müssen Geografielehrer und Schüler sich ab sofort eine benachbarte Anhöhe namens Mllehj mit 170,86 Meter als höchsten Punkt Dänemarks merken.

For all of you who do not understand German, here in short:

The highest point of Denmark was until now Ejer-Bavne with a "record"-height of 170.89 meters. A group of experts under the lead of the geographical institute, after having made extensiv measurements and even drillings, came to the conclusion that this value is wrong and that the correct height is 170.35 meters above sea level. As a consequence of this loss in height of 0.54 meters Ejer-Bavne is not the highest point of the country. The highest point of Denmark is a hill called Mllehj with a height of 170.86 meters. (This is about an inch less than the previous highest point.)

Unfortunately the news message does not indicate whether the highpointers who made until now the wrong mountain will get a refund of their expenses ...
May be there is someone from the north of Europe in the forum having more details on the two highpoints of Denmark to answer my questions:
1) Where is this hill Mllehj? What are its coordinates?
2a) Where on the bridge between Denmark and Sweden is the heighest eleveation on danish territory(coordinates) and
2b) what is its height?

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March 4th, 2005, 6:51 pm #4

Just read a funny, but interisting story (in German language) refering to the highest point of Denmark. I copy/paste it here for all of you who may understand it:

KOPENHAGEN - Bergsteigende Dänen müssen der Tatsache ins Auge sehen, dass ihr ohnehin nicht so ausladendes Land noch flacher geworden ist.

Der bisher als höchste Erhebung in ganz Dänemark geltenden Ejer-Bavnehügel bei Skanderborg erreicht in Wirklichkeit nicht die in allen Schulbüchern angegebene "Rekordhöhe" von 170,89 Metern. Dies hat eine Expertengruppe unter Führung des Geografischen Institutes durch aufwändige Messungen sowie Probebohrungen ermittelt.

Diese Zahl sei einzig durch Hinzumogelei von "Mauerresten und anderem Füllmaterial" zustande gekommen, deckte die Expertengruppe in der Zeitung "Politiken" gnadenlos auf. In Wirklichkeit liege die Spitze der immerhin vom Namen her an die Eiger-Nordwand erinnernden Erhebung nur 170,35 Meter über dem Meeresspiegel.

Nach der Aberkennung von 54 cm müssen Geografielehrer und Schüler sich ab sofort eine benachbarte Anhöhe namens Mllehj mit 170,86 Meter als höchsten Punkt Dänemarks merken.

For all of you who do not understand German, here in short:

The highest point of Denmark was until now Ejer-Bavne with a "record"-height of 170.89 meters. A group of experts under the lead of the geographical institute, after having made extensiv measurements and even drillings, came to the conclusion that this value is wrong and that the correct height is 170.35 meters above sea level. As a consequence of this loss in height of 0.54 meters Ejer-Bavne is not the highest point of the country. The highest point of Denmark is a hill called Mllehj with a height of 170.86 meters. (This is about an inch less than the previous highest point.)

Unfortunately the news message does not indicate whether the highpointers who made until now the wrong mountain will get a refund of their expenses ...
I did a google search of "Mllehj" and there's only four responses (all of which refer to the original article)

http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q=Ml ... gle+Search

None give specifics on where the hill is. Google did offer to translate this forum from German into English since the original post was partially in German.

The headline on one of the articles when translated became "Denmark Becomes Even Flatter."
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March 4th, 2005, 8:00 pm #5

Just read a funny, but interisting story (in German language) refering to the highest point of Denmark. I copy/paste it here for all of you who may understand it:

KOPENHAGEN - Bergsteigende Dänen müssen der Tatsache ins Auge sehen, dass ihr ohnehin nicht so ausladendes Land noch flacher geworden ist.

Der bisher als höchste Erhebung in ganz Dänemark geltenden Ejer-Bavnehügel bei Skanderborg erreicht in Wirklichkeit nicht die in allen Schulbüchern angegebene "Rekordhöhe" von 170,89 Metern. Dies hat eine Expertengruppe unter Führung des Geografischen Institutes durch aufwändige Messungen sowie Probebohrungen ermittelt.

Diese Zahl sei einzig durch Hinzumogelei von "Mauerresten und anderem Füllmaterial" zustande gekommen, deckte die Expertengruppe in der Zeitung "Politiken" gnadenlos auf. In Wirklichkeit liege die Spitze der immerhin vom Namen her an die Eiger-Nordwand erinnernden Erhebung nur 170,35 Meter über dem Meeresspiegel.

Nach der Aberkennung von 54 cm müssen Geografielehrer und Schüler sich ab sofort eine benachbarte Anhöhe namens Mllehj mit 170,86 Meter als höchsten Punkt Dänemarks merken.

For all of you who do not understand German, here in short:

The highest point of Denmark was until now Ejer-Bavne with a "record"-height of 170.89 meters. A group of experts under the lead of the geographical institute, after having made extensiv measurements and even drillings, came to the conclusion that this value is wrong and that the correct height is 170.35 meters above sea level. As a consequence of this loss in height of 0.54 meters Ejer-Bavne is not the highest point of the country. The highest point of Denmark is a hill called Mllehj with a height of 170.86 meters. (This is about an inch less than the previous highest point.)

Unfortunately the news message does not indicate whether the highpointers who made until now the wrong mountain will get a refund of their expenses ...
I've probably spent more time on this than I should.

Anyway in trying to track down the original article I see the original name is Mollehoj (which has several Google entries) which somehow got corrupted in the various translations.

This not listed in Microsoft Expedia but it is listed in the downloadable data from the geonames project.
http://gnswww.nima.mil/geonames/GNS/index.jsp
ftp://ftp.nga.mil/pub/gns_data/

There are two "hill entries"
55.8666667N 9.1666667E
55.3166667N 12.4333333E

Ejer Bavnehoj (the previous accepted highpoint) is
55.9833333N 9.8333333E

So since the article mentions they are close I suspect of the two entries above it is the first one (the geonames files almost never contain elevations)


Here's the original article in German (which includes a photo):
http://www.netzeitung.de/ausland/327985.html

Here's the article with a google translation:
http://translate.google.com/translate?h ... D%26sa%3DG

The European Union offers a website for online info on its countries.
http://www.libsci.sc.edu/bob/class/clis ... /map1.html

The Denmark map site mentioned did not list this but it says it only recognizes Danish names and not international names (e.g., Copenhagen is also not listed).

This site has a photo of the same name but I'm not sure if it's the hill in question.

http://bibliotek.oelstykke.dk/Turguide/mollehoj.htm

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March 4th, 2005, 8:27 pm #6

Just read a funny, but interisting story (in German language) refering to the highest point of Denmark. I copy/paste it here for all of you who may understand it:

KOPENHAGEN - Bergsteigende Dänen müssen der Tatsache ins Auge sehen, dass ihr ohnehin nicht so ausladendes Land noch flacher geworden ist.

Der bisher als höchste Erhebung in ganz Dänemark geltenden Ejer-Bavnehügel bei Skanderborg erreicht in Wirklichkeit nicht die in allen Schulbüchern angegebene "Rekordhöhe" von 170,89 Metern. Dies hat eine Expertengruppe unter Führung des Geografischen Institutes durch aufwändige Messungen sowie Probebohrungen ermittelt.

Diese Zahl sei einzig durch Hinzumogelei von "Mauerresten und anderem Füllmaterial" zustande gekommen, deckte die Expertengruppe in der Zeitung "Politiken" gnadenlos auf. In Wirklichkeit liege die Spitze der immerhin vom Namen her an die Eiger-Nordwand erinnernden Erhebung nur 170,35 Meter über dem Meeresspiegel.

Nach der Aberkennung von 54 cm müssen Geografielehrer und Schüler sich ab sofort eine benachbarte Anhöhe namens Mllehj mit 170,86 Meter als höchsten Punkt Dänemarks merken.

For all of you who do not understand German, here in short:

The highest point of Denmark was until now Ejer-Bavne with a "record"-height of 170.89 meters. A group of experts under the lead of the geographical institute, after having made extensiv measurements and even drillings, came to the conclusion that this value is wrong and that the correct height is 170.35 meters above sea level. As a consequence of this loss in height of 0.54 meters Ejer-Bavne is not the highest point of the country. The highest point of Denmark is a hill called Mllehj with a height of 170.86 meters. (This is about an inch less than the previous highest point.)

Unfortunately the news message does not indicate whether the highpointers who made until now the wrong mountain will get a refund of their expenses ...
This article all over the place and I think the link below is in Danish (and includes another photo). I think the headline can can be translated Møllehøj is Denmark's Highest Point. Search engines (including the aforementioned Denmark topo can handle Møllehøj

http://www.dr.dk/nyheder/indland/articl ... eID=237701
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March 5th, 2005, 12:50 am #7

Just read a funny, but interisting story (in German language) refering to the highest point of Denmark. I copy/paste it here for all of you who may understand it:

KOPENHAGEN - Bergsteigende Dänen müssen der Tatsache ins Auge sehen, dass ihr ohnehin nicht so ausladendes Land noch flacher geworden ist.

Der bisher als höchste Erhebung in ganz Dänemark geltenden Ejer-Bavnehügel bei Skanderborg erreicht in Wirklichkeit nicht die in allen Schulbüchern angegebene "Rekordhöhe" von 170,89 Metern. Dies hat eine Expertengruppe unter Führung des Geografischen Institutes durch aufwändige Messungen sowie Probebohrungen ermittelt.

Diese Zahl sei einzig durch Hinzumogelei von "Mauerresten und anderem Füllmaterial" zustande gekommen, deckte die Expertengruppe in der Zeitung "Politiken" gnadenlos auf. In Wirklichkeit liege die Spitze der immerhin vom Namen her an die Eiger-Nordwand erinnernden Erhebung nur 170,35 Meter über dem Meeresspiegel.

Nach der Aberkennung von 54 cm müssen Geografielehrer und Schüler sich ab sofort eine benachbarte Anhöhe namens Mllehj mit 170,86 Meter als höchsten Punkt Dänemarks merken.

For all of you who do not understand German, here in short:

The highest point of Denmark was until now Ejer-Bavne with a "record"-height of 170.89 meters. A group of experts under the lead of the geographical institute, after having made extensiv measurements and even drillings, came to the conclusion that this value is wrong and that the correct height is 170.35 meters above sea level. As a consequence of this loss in height of 0.54 meters Ejer-Bavne is not the highest point of the country. The highest point of Denmark is a hill called Mllehj with a height of 170.86 meters. (This is about an inch less than the previous highest point.)

Unfortunately the news message does not indicate whether the highpointers who made until now the wrong mountain will get a refund of their expenses ...
Thank you roger for all what you found in addition, especially of what seems to be a wrong spelling. Tryed before also to find it with the NIMA data, but had no results with the missing 'o'.

Tryed now to find it with the set of NIMA coordinates closer to the previous highpoint, this with the help of
http://www.multimap.com/map/home.cgi?cl ... nmark&lang=
which provides also the coordinates of the center of the map and with the online maps of Denmark provided by the link found following your indication
http://www.kms.dk/C1256C6200312D33/(All ... C900553DBF
Doing this, I ended up near a place called Bæksgård(Give), north of Lyngby(Give) which has a unnamed hill of 106m height at 55.856°N / 9.218°E.

Since this seems not to be the highpoint in question, I did now send an e-mail to the address given on the page with the maps of Denmark asking for more details.

Best regards Marcel

Note: Sorry, the ananomys was me forgetting to enter my name.
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March 5th, 2005, 12:34 pm #8

Just read a funny, but interisting story (in German language) refering to the highest point of Denmark. I copy/paste it here for all of you who may understand it:

KOPENHAGEN - Bergsteigende Dänen müssen der Tatsache ins Auge sehen, dass ihr ohnehin nicht so ausladendes Land noch flacher geworden ist.

Der bisher als höchste Erhebung in ganz Dänemark geltenden Ejer-Bavnehügel bei Skanderborg erreicht in Wirklichkeit nicht die in allen Schulbüchern angegebene "Rekordhöhe" von 170,89 Metern. Dies hat eine Expertengruppe unter Führung des Geografischen Institutes durch aufwändige Messungen sowie Probebohrungen ermittelt.

Diese Zahl sei einzig durch Hinzumogelei von "Mauerresten und anderem Füllmaterial" zustande gekommen, deckte die Expertengruppe in der Zeitung "Politiken" gnadenlos auf. In Wirklichkeit liege die Spitze der immerhin vom Namen her an die Eiger-Nordwand erinnernden Erhebung nur 170,35 Meter über dem Meeresspiegel.

Nach der Aberkennung von 54 cm müssen Geografielehrer und Schüler sich ab sofort eine benachbarte Anhöhe namens Mllehj mit 170,86 Meter als höchsten Punkt Dänemarks merken.

For all of you who do not understand German, here in short:

The highest point of Denmark was until now Ejer-Bavne with a "record"-height of 170.89 meters. A group of experts under the lead of the geographical institute, after having made extensiv measurements and even drillings, came to the conclusion that this value is wrong and that the correct height is 170.35 meters above sea level. As a consequence of this loss in height of 0.54 meters Ejer-Bavne is not the highest point of the country. The highest point of Denmark is a hill called Mllehj with a height of 170.86 meters. (This is about an inch less than the previous highest point.)

Unfortunately the news message does not indicate whether the highpointers who made until now the wrong mountain will get a refund of their expenses ...
Just checked also the second coordinate set. This refers to a 47m high hill called Store Mollehoj which is about 2km NE of a place called Store Heddinge. So, still waiting for a reply to my e-mail..
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March 5th, 2005, 1:32 pm #9

I did a google search of "Mllehj" and there's only four responses (all of which refer to the original article)

http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q=Ml ... gle+Search

None give specifics on where the hill is. Google did offer to translate this forum from German into English since the original post was partially in German.

The headline on one of the articles when translated became "Denmark Becomes Even Flatter."
The Google-translation of the title is correct. The title makes allusion to the fact that this country has no mountains, no height.
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March 29th, 2005, 1:16 pm #10

Just read a funny, but interisting story (in German language) refering to the highest point of Denmark. I copy/paste it here for all of you who may understand it:

KOPENHAGEN - Bergsteigende Dänen müssen der Tatsache ins Auge sehen, dass ihr ohnehin nicht so ausladendes Land noch flacher geworden ist.

Der bisher als höchste Erhebung in ganz Dänemark geltenden Ejer-Bavnehügel bei Skanderborg erreicht in Wirklichkeit nicht die in allen Schulbüchern angegebene "Rekordhöhe" von 170,89 Metern. Dies hat eine Expertengruppe unter Führung des Geografischen Institutes durch aufwändige Messungen sowie Probebohrungen ermittelt.

Diese Zahl sei einzig durch Hinzumogelei von "Mauerresten und anderem Füllmaterial" zustande gekommen, deckte die Expertengruppe in der Zeitung "Politiken" gnadenlos auf. In Wirklichkeit liege die Spitze der immerhin vom Namen her an die Eiger-Nordwand erinnernden Erhebung nur 170,35 Meter über dem Meeresspiegel.

Nach der Aberkennung von 54 cm müssen Geografielehrer und Schüler sich ab sofort eine benachbarte Anhöhe namens Mllehj mit 170,86 Meter als höchsten Punkt Dänemarks merken.

For all of you who do not understand German, here in short:

The highest point of Denmark was until now Ejer-Bavne with a "record"-height of 170.89 meters. A group of experts under the lead of the geographical institute, after having made extensiv measurements and even drillings, came to the conclusion that this value is wrong and that the correct height is 170.35 meters above sea level. As a consequence of this loss in height of 0.54 meters Ejer-Bavne is not the highest point of the country. The highest point of Denmark is a hill called Mllehj with a height of 170.86 meters. (This is about an inch less than the previous highest point.)

Unfortunately the news message does not indicate whether the highpointers who made until now the wrong mountain will get a refund of their expenses ...
Received the following link from Denmark with further details on the location of the highpoint and also with a picture of it. In addition the link indicates also other highpoints of Denmark (natural and artificial).

http://www.kms.dk/C1256AED004EA666/(All ... T_DK_I_TAL

With the help of the map shown in the above link and using Multimap, I tried to find its coordinates:

http://www.multimap.com/map/browse.cgi? ... 000&icon=x

The coordinates found should be correct within a few hundred meters:

Mollehoj, 170.86m : 55.9775°N / 9.8260°E
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