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Fuchskaute

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Mountain type  Basalt extinct volcano
Prominence  222 m
Parent range  Westerwaldkreis
Elevation  656 m
Mountain range  Westerwald
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Isolation  27.7 km → Jagdberg (Rothaar Mountains)
Similar  Salzburger Kopf, Stegskopf, Höllberg, Erbeskopf, Hohe Acht

The Fuchskaute is an extinct volcano and, at 657.3 m above sea level (NHN), the highest mountain of the Westerwald and the county of Westerwaldkreis in the German state of Rhineland-Palatinate.

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Map of Fuchskaute, 56479 Willingen, Germany

The name Fuchskaute ("foxhole") refers to a place where the fox (Fuchs) had its den (Kaute).

Location

The Fuchskaute rises in the High Westerwald, a plateau of the Westerwald which, in turn, is part of the Rhenish Massif. It is about half way between Bad Marienberg in the west and Breitscheid in the east and lies in the parish of Willingen. The state boundary with Hesse runs along its eastern slopes and that with North Rhine-Westphalia lies a few kilometres to the north. Just under 3 km north-northeast is the tripoint of the states of Hesse, North Rhine-Westphalia and Rhineland-Palatinate. Several streams rise on its flanks, including the Nister (Große Nister).

Towers

There used to be an observation tower on the Fuchskaute from where views of the Westerwald and other local countryside could be enjoyed.

Amateur radio services operate two transmission towers on the south top of the Fuchskaute.

References

Fuchskaute Wikipedia


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