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ⓘ Taunus. The Taunus is a mountain range in Hesse, Germany. It is bounded by the river valleys of Rhine, Main and Lahn. On the opposite side of the Rhine, the mou ..




Taunus
                                     

ⓘ Taunus

The Taunus is a mountain range in Hesse, Germany. It is bounded by the river valleys of Rhine, Main and Lahn. On the opposite side of the Rhine, the mountains are continued by the Hunsruck. The mountains themselves span the districts of Hochtaunuskreis, Main-Taunus, Rheingau-Taunus, and Rhein-Lahn.

Not to be confused with the more famous and high Feldberg in Black Forest, the highest peak is the GroSer Feldberg 878 m above sea level. It is followed by the Kleiner Feldberg and the Altkonig 798 m with the remains of a late Iron Age hill fort La-Tene A, ca. 400 BC near the summit.

The Roman Limes was built across the Taunus. The Saalburg, a restored Roman castellum, now houses a museum. After the fall of the Limes in 259/260 AD, the Alamanni settled here.