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Encyclopedia > Taunus
View (from top of Frankfurt) of Altkoenig and Grosser Feldberg
View (from top of Frankfurt) of Altkoenig and Grosser Feldberg
For the automobile, see Ford Taunus.

The Taunus is a mountain range in Hessen, Germany that composes part of the Rhenish Slate Mountains. 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 Hunsrück. The mountains themselves span the districts of Hochtaunuskreis, Main-Taunus, Rheingau-Taunus, and Rhein-Lahn. Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 533 pixel Image in higher resolution (2592 × 1728 pixel, file size: 876 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Taunus Metadata This... Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 533 pixel Image in higher resolution (2592 × 1728 pixel, file size: 876 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Taunus Metadata This... 1980 Ford Cortina MkV Ford Taunus was a car sold by Ford in Germany. ... Hesse is also the name of the German writer Hermann Hesse, as well as the German mathematician Otto Hesse. ... The River Rhine (Dutch: ; French: ; German: ; Italian: ; Romansh: ) is one of the longest and most important rivers in Europe at 1,320 kilometres (820 miles), with an average discharge of more than 2,000 cubic meters per second. ... For other uses, see Main (disambiguation). ... The river Lahn in Limburg The Lahn is a river in Germany. ... A typical view of the Hunsrück countryside. ... The Hochtaunuskreis is a Kreis (district) in the middle of Hesse, Germany. ... Main-Taunus is a Kreis (district) in the middle of Hesse, Germany. ... Rheingau-Taunus is a Kreis (district) in the west of Hesse, Germany. ... Rhein-Lahn is a district (Kreis) in the east of Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany. ...


Not to be confused with the more famous and high Feldberg in Black Forest, the highest peak is the Großer Feldberg (880 m above sea level), which was also used for the Feldbergrennen hillclimbing contest and rallying stages. It is followed by the Kleiner Feldberg and the Altkönig (798 m) with the remains of a late Iron Age hill fort (La-Tène A, ca. 400 BC) near the summit. Top of the Feldberg The Feldberg is the highest mountain in the Black Forest, Germany; with an elevation of 1493 meters. ... A map of Germany, showing the Black Forest in red. ... The metre, or meter (U.S.), is a measure of length. ... For considerations of sea level change, in particular rise associated with possible global warming, see sea level rise. ... Hillclimbing (also known as hill climbing, speed hillclimbing or speed hill climbing) is a branch of motorsport in which drivers compete against the clock to complete an uphill course. ... A Subaru Impreza WRX competing in a rally special stage on gravel. ... Iron Age Axe found on Gotland This article is about the archaeological period known as the Iron Age, for the mythological Iron Age see Iron Age (mythology). ... A hill fort is a fortified refuge or defended settlement, located to exploit a rise in elevation for military advantage. ... The Celtics claim Vienna, Austria. ...


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. For this reason there are some Alemannic cemeteries in the southern foothills of the Taunus (Eschborn). This area became Frankish after the Battle of Tolbiac. This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... The Upper Germanic Limes, also called Rhaetian Limes or simply the Limes, was the border between the Roman Empire and the unsubdued Germanic peoples. ... The Saalburg is a Roman fortification in the Taunus mountains in Germany and was a stronghold in the Upper Germanic Limes. ... Valerian (david neiman was here) captured by the Alamanni (possibly 260) The Franks who invaded the Roman Empire near Cologne in 257, reach Tarraco in Hispania Pope Dionysius elected. ... Events Valerian I captured by the Persian king Shapur I; Gallienus becomes sole Roman emperor. ... area settled by the Alamanni, and sites of Roman-Alamannic battles, 3rd to 6th century The Alamanni, Allemanni, or Alemanni were originally an alliance of Germanic tribes located around the upper Main, land that is today part of Germany. ... Eschborn is a city in the district Main-Taunus, Hessen, Germany. ... The Battle of Tolbiac was fought between the Franks under Clovis I and the Alamanni, traditionally in 496. ...

Frankfurt am Main, with the Taunus Mountains in the background
Frankfurt am Main, with the Taunus Mountains in the background
The Taunus with the Feldberg, view from Karben
The Taunus with the Feldberg, view from Karben

Image File history File links RodgauFernsicht. ... Image File history File links RodgauFernsicht. ... Frankfurt am Main [ˈfraŋkfʊrt] is the largest city in the German state of Hessen and the fifth largest city of Germany. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixel Image in higher resolution (2048 × 1536 pixel, file size: 1. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixel Image in higher resolution (2048 × 1536 pixel, file size: 1. ...

Highest Mountains

  • Großer Feldberg (880 m), Hochtaunuskreis (district)
  • Kleiner Feldberg (825 m), Hochtaunuskreis
  • Altkönig (798 m), Hochtaunuskreis
  • Weilsberg (701 m), Hochtaunuskreis
  • Glaskopf (685 m), Hochtaunuskreis
  • Pferdskopf (663 m), Hochtaunuskreis
  • Kalte Herberge (619 m), Rheingau-Taunus district
  • Hohe Wurzel (618 m; Fernmeldeanlage), Rheingau-Taunus
  • Hohe Kanzel (592 m), Rheingau-Taunus
  • Erbacher Kopf (580 m), Rheingau-Taunus
  • Kuhbett (526 m), Hochtaunuskreis at (Weilrod-)Hasselbach
  • Steinkopf (518 m), Hochtaunuskreis

Coordinates: 50°13′55″N, 8°27′26″E Großer Feldberg is the highest mountain (878 metres) in the Taunus mountains. ... The Hochtaunuskreis is a Kreis (district) in the middle of Hesse, Germany. ... The Hochtaunuskreis is a Kreis (district) in the middle of Hesse, Germany. ... Rheingau-Taunus is a Kreis (district) in the west of Hesse, Germany. ... Weilrod is a community made up of several villages in the northwest Hochtaunuskreis lying in the Weil Valley in Hesse, Germany. ... Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ...


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Taunus - LoveToKnow 1911 (724 words)
TAUNUS, a wooded mountain range of Germany in the Prussian province of Hesse-Nassau and the grand-duchy of Hesse-Darmstadt.
The Taunus is also famous for the number and efficacy of its mineral springs, which annually attract thousands of visitors to the celebrated spas of Wiesbaden, Homburg, Ems, Schlangenbad, Schwalbach, Soden and Nauheim, while the waters of Selters and other springs are exported in large quantity.
The railway from Frankfort-on-Main to Oberlahnstein skirts the south and west foot of the range, that from Frankfort to Cassel the eastern side, while the line from Wiesbaden and Hochst to Limburg intersects it from south to north.
Ford Taunus (72 words)
Ford Taunus was a Ford made in Germany.
From 1952 to 1968 all the German Fords were called Taunus using the model names 12M, 15M, 17M, 20M, and 26M.
In 1970 a new Taunus called Taunus TC was introduced.
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