Idar Forest

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The Idarkopf, one of the low mountains in the Idar Forest

The Idar Forest (German: Idarwald, Celtic: "id ar" - hill forest above the land) is part of the Hunsrück low mountain range in the German federal state of Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany.


The Idar Forest lies in the districts of Bernkastel-Wittlich and Birkenfeld in the northeast of the Saar-Hunsrück Nature Park. It lies more or less in the triangle formed by the villages of Morbach (in the northwest), Rhaunen (northeast) and Idar-Oberstein (southeast), but apart from Morbach – does not extend as far as these places. The underlying rocks are primarily made up of Lower Devonian quartzites.


Amongst the highest mountains in the Idar Forest are:

Bodies of water[edit]

The Idarbach


The following streams rise in, or on the edge of, the Idar Forest:

Lakes and reservoirs[edit]

The Steinbach Reservoir

The following lakes and reservoirs are located in, or on the edge of, the Idar Forest:


  • Uwe Anhäuser: Heimat am Idarwald. Literaturverlag Dr. Gebhardt und Hilden, Idar-Oberstein 2001, ISBN 3-932515-30-7.

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