Großer Feldberg

Großer Feldberg

Großer Feldberg
Highest point
Elevation 878 m (2,881 ft)
Prominence 670 m (2,200 ft)
Isolation 101 kilometres (63 mi)
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
Pronunciation German: [ˈɡʁoːsɐ ˈfɛltbɛɐ̯k]
Großer Feldberg

The location within Hesse

Location Hesse, Germany
Parent range Taunus

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

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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