Großer Feldberg

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Großer Feldberg
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Großer Feldberg
Elevation 878 m (2,881 ft)
Prominence 670 m (2,200 ft)
Pronunciation German: [ˈɡʁoːsɐ ˈfɛltbɛɐ̯k]
Location
Großer Feldberg is located in Hesse
Großer Feldberg
Großer Feldberg
The location within Hesse
Location Hesse, Germany
Range Taunus
Coordinates 50°13′57″N 8°27′32″E / 50.23250°N 8.45889°E / 50.23250; 8.45889Coordinates: 50°13′57″N 8°27′32″E / 50.23250°N 8.45889°E / 50.23250; 8.45889

The Großer Feldberg is the highest mountain (878 metres) in the Taunus mountains. It is situated in the Hochtaunuskreis district in Hessen, Germany.

The Feldberg/Taunus transmitter mast is set at the top of the mountain. A lookout tower affords long-distance views onto the Taunus hills to the North and West and over and beyond the Rhein-Main plain to the South and East. A restaurant and a small hut offer food and drinks.

Tourism and Facilities[edit]

The treeless summit of the Großer Feldberg and the surrounding forests are a popular destination for motorbikers and cyclists in the summer, tobogganers and cross-country skiers in winter, and hikers year-round. Two small rope tow ski lifts are located on the North and West slopes of the mountain at the village of Oberreifenberg, and a larger ski lift used to extend up the North slope almost to the summit until the 1980s. The former lift track is popular with tobogganers.

The summit is easily reached from Frankfurt in approximately 30 minutes via roads from Oberursel, Königstein or by bus from these towns. On weekends crowds and a lack of parking spaces near the top are a common sight.

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