Taunus

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The Taunus is a law muntain range in Hesse, Germany that composes pairt o the Rhenish Slate Mountains. It is boondit bi the river valleys o Rhine, Main an Lahn. On the opposite side o the Rhine, the mountains are continued bi the Hunsrück. The mountains themselves span the districts o Hochtaunuskreis, Main-Taunus, Rheingau-Taunus, Limburg-Weilburg, an Rhein-Lahn.

No tae be ramfeeselt wi the mair famous an hichter Feldberg in Black Forest, the hichtest peak is the Grosser Feldberg (878 m, which wis an aa uised for the Feldbergrennen hillclimbing contest an rallyin stages). It is follaed bi the Kleiner Feldberg an the Altkönig (798 m) wi the remains o a late Iron Age hill fort (La-Tène A, ca. 400 BC) near the summit.

The Roman Limes wis built athort the Taunus. The Saalburg, a restored Roman castellum, nou hooses a museum. Efter the fall o the Limes (in 259/260 AD), the Alamanni settled here. For this reason there are some Alemannic cemeteries in the southren foothills o the Taunus (Eschborn). This aurie became Frankish efter the Battle o Tolbiac.

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Freemit airtins[eedit | eedit soorce]

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Coordinates: 50°13′55″N 8°27′26″E / 50.23194°N 8.45722°E / 50.23194; 8.45722Template:German Central Uplands