Møllehøj[needs IPA] is the highest natural point[2][Note 1] in Denmark at 170.86 m (561 ft).

Mollehøj from Ejer Bavnehøj.JPG
Møllehøj seen from the tower on Ejer Bavnehøj, the highest point is obscured by the farm buildings
Highest point
Elevation170.86 m (560.6 ft)
Prominence161 m (528 ft)[1]
Isolation171.28 km (106.43 mi) Edit this on Wikidata
ListingCountry high point
Coordinates55°58′37.88″N 9°49′34.42″E / 55.9771889°N 9.8262278°E / 55.9771889; 9.8262278Coordinates: 55°58′37.88″N 9°49′34.42″E / 55.9771889°N 9.8262278°E / 55.9771889; 9.8262278
Møllehøj is located in Denmark
Location of Møllehøj in Denmark
LocationSkanderborg municipality, Denmark


The millstone marking the top of Møllehøj

Møllehøj is in the Ejerbjerge hills in Skanderborg municipality, very close to Ejer Bavnehøj. The summit is marked with a millstone, a remnant of Ejer mill which was situated on the hill from 1838 to 1917. The mill had eight sides and had an onion-shaped roof.

New measurements made in February 2005 showed that Møllehøj was higher than both Yding Skovhøj (172.66 m including a Bronze Age burial mound on its summit, 170.77 m without) in Horsens municipality and Ejer Bavnehøj, which had both been thought higher. These two high points' natural heights are however respectively 9 and 51 cm lower than Møllehøj. It was officially recognised as Denmark's highest point in 2005.[3]

See alsoEdit

  • Himmelbjerget, which was thought to be the highest point of Denmark until 1847


  1. ^ For comparison, the tallest man-made structure in Denmark is the Tommerup Transmitter, which stands 321m or 1045ft high.


  1. ^ "Møllehøj, Denmark". Peakbagger.com. Retrieved 2014-08-02.
  2. ^ Rachel Crolla, Carl McKeating (2014). "10 Denmark - Møllehøj". Europe's High Points: Getting to the top in 50 countries. Cicerone Press Limited.
  3. ^ "Nyt højeste punkt i Danmark". gst.dk. Geodatastyrelsen (Danish Geodata Agency - Danish Ministry of Energy, Utilities and Climate). Retrieved 30 December 2017.