Kastelberg

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Kastelberg
Kastelberg sud.jpg
The Kastelberg seen from the Rainkopf
Highest point
Elevation 1,350 m (4,430 ft) [1]
Prominence 70 m (230 ft) [2]
Coordinates 48°01′16″N 7°00′05″E / 48.02111°N 7.00139°E / 48.02111; 7.00139Coordinates: 48°01′16″N 7°00′05″E / 48.02111°N 7.00139°E / 48.02111; 7.00139
Geography
Kastelberg is located in France
Kastelberg
Kastelberg
France
Location Alsace / Lorraine, France
Parent range Vosges Mountains

The Kastelberg is the fourth highest summit of the Vosges Mountains. It is located on the border between the French regions of Alsace and Lorraine.

Etymology

View of the Alsacian slopes of the mountain in early June (year:2006), with the last snow of the Vosges mountains ending to melt

In German Kastelberg means mountain of the castle.

Geography

Panorama from the mountain

The mountain is divided between the French municipalities of La Bresse (dep. of Vosges, Lorraine) and Metzeral (dep. of Haut-Rhin, Alsace).[1] Nearby the mountain, on its Lorraine side, there is the ski resort of La Bresse, which offers an area served by skilifts ranging from 650 metres to 1350 metres as well as 50 km of cross country ski trails.[3]

A locality of the Kastelberg named Wormsawald-Ammelthal (literally swallow's nest) harbours the most sturdy snowfield of the Vosges, which usually lasts up to July or, remarkably, to August.[4])

See also

References

  1. ^ a b IGN maps available on Géoportail
  2. ^ Kastelberg, web-page on www.peakbagger.com
  3. ^ La Bresse Hohneck , info on the ski resort on [1] (access date: June 3rd 2013)
  4. ^ Vosges, Alsace, pag.385; Mutuelle assurance automobile des instituteurs de France, 1959

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