Ipf (mountain)

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Ipf
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Ipf
Elevation 668 m (2,192 ft)
Location
Ipf is located in Baden-Württemberg
Ipf
Ipf
The location within Baden-Württemberg
Location Baden-Württemberg, Germany
Range Swabian Alb
Coordinates 48°52′14″N 10°21′23″E / 48.87056°N 10.35639°E / 48.87056; 10.35639Coordinates: 48°52′14″N 10°21′23″E / 48.87056°N 10.35639°E / 48.87056; 10.35639

The Ipf is a mostly treeless mountain (668 metres), near Bopfingen, Ostalbkreis, Baden-Württemberg, Germany with a prehistoric hill fort on its top.

The fort is situated on an isolated hill, with a flattened summit surrounded by a stone wall, ditch and large counterscarp (outer bank). The overall diameter is about 180 metres. There are also extensive ramparts traversing the slopes to protect a large enclosed area and entranceway. There is evidence of occupation from the Bronze Age through the Iron Age to the early Celtic La Tene period, a span of almost a thousand years (1200 BC - 300 BC).

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