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Hunsrueck

The Hunsrück is a mountain chain in Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany. It is bounded by the river valleys of the Moselle (north), the Nahe[?] (south) and the Rhine (east).

The Hunsrück is continued by the Taunus mountains on the eastern side of the Rhine. In the north behind the Moselle it is continued by the Eifel.

Most of the hills are not higher than 400 m. There are several chains of higher peaks within the Hunsrück, all bearing names on their own: the (Schwarzwälder) Hochwald, the Idarwald, the Soorwald and the Binger Wald. The highest peak is the Erbeskopf (816 m).

The climate in the Hunsrück is characterised by rainy weather. Slate is mined in the mountains.



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