Middle of Europe next to the Mountain Dylen
Dylen (German: Tillenberg) is a mountain in theKarlovy Vary of western Bohemia located roughly 100 metres (330 ft) from the Czech Republic – German border. At 939 metres (3,081 ft) above sea level, its summit is the second highest peak in the Upper Palatine Range (Bavarian–Bohemian Forest).
Local tradition holds that Napoleon Bonaparte declared Tillenberg the geographical centre of Europe in 1813.
The German name lent itself to the title of the epic poem Der Tillenberg: Ein Sagenschatz aus dem Egerlande(A Treasure-tale from the Egerland) published in 1904.
On its summit is a set of prominent buildings. These were used by the Soviet Union for electronic espionage into Germany during the Cold War.