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Highest point
Elevation 631.3 m above sea level (NHN) (2,071 ft) [1]
Coordinates 50°12′03″N 6°33′39″E / 50.20083°N 6.56083°E / 50.20083; 6.56083Coordinates: 50°12′03″N 6°33′39″E / 50.20083°N 6.56083°E / 50.20083; 6.56083
Location Rhineland-Palatinate
Parent range Volcanic Eifel
Type of rock Slate

The Apert is a forested mountain, 631.3 m above sea level (NHN), in the western Volcanic Eifel, a mountain range in the German state of Rhineland-Palatinate. It rises about two kilometres south of Büdesheim and is the highest point in the parish (Gemarkung).


The region is part of the Rhenish Massif; the basement of the Apert consists of the fossil-rich Büdesheim Slate and Flinz, a rock of the lower Upper Devonian.[2] Fossils of the following biological orders have been found (sometimes as index fossils): Buchiola, Cheiloceras, Goniatites, Clymeniida, Orthoceras and Manticoceras.[3]


External links and map[edit]

  • View from the Apert
  • Landesamt für Vermessung und Geobasisinformation Rheinland-Pfalz: topographic map 1:25,000 series, Sheet 5705, Gerolstein