Ipf (mountain)

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Highest point
Elevation668 m (2,192 ft)
Coordinates48°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
Ipf is located in Baden-Württemberg
Location within Baden-Württemberg
LocationBaden-Württemberg, Germany
Parent rangeSwabian Jura
Prehistoric wall on the northern hillside
This aerial image shows the extensive fortification on the Ipf

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).[1]


  1. ^ F. Hertlein: Die vorgeschichtlichen Befestigungen auf dem Ipf. Blätter des Schwäbischen Albvereins, 23. Jg. (1911), Nr. 2, S. 48–55 und Nr. 3, S. 68–74.