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  • Glashütten in the nature park Hochtaunus

    Glashütten was founded in the 17th century by
    glass blower families. Situated amidst the Taunus
    Nature Park, at the foot of the 686-metre high
    mountain Glaskopf. Archaeological excavations
    brought to light rich finds of blown and flat glass
    in a great variety of colours. A wide selection of
    trails, cycle and mountain bike tours as well as
    cross-country ski trails.

    Sights in and around Glashütten

    Limes-line with tower remains and forts,
    renatured Weilquelle (spring), completely conserved
    Glashüttenareal (glassworks) with one main
    and four auxiliary furnaces in the forest area,
    Protestant chapel dating from 1955 in concrete
    monocoque construction method

  • Karte - Glashütten
  • Fort Feldberg

    The fort is situated in the trough between the Große Feldberg and
    the Kleine Feldberg, close to the source of the Weil. At 700 m altitude,
    it is the highest located Limes fort in Germany. The ruins of
    the fort are very well-preserved and thoroughly restored. The foundations
    of the defence wall with the four fort gates are clearly perceivable.
    Of the internal buildings, parts of the central staff quarters
    with the standards shrine as well as the floor layout of a storage
    facility are visible. Wall sections of a further building next to the
    staff quarters might have belonged to the commander’s quarters.
    Between the fort and the Limes, the foundation walls of the fort
    bath, popularly known as “Heidenkirche”, have been preserved.

  • Watchtower 3/61 Kieshübel

    WP 3/61 Kieshübel belongs to the best preserved watch posts in the Taunus.
    Two wooden tower sites with circular moats and two stone tower
    foundations were found; the latter have been conserved. WP 3/63
    Weißenstein with conserved stone tower foundations is situated
    about 25 m behind the Limes wall. Rampart and moat are in a wellpreserved
    state west of WP 3/63.

  • Watchtower 3/49

    Between fort Feldberg and fort Saalburg
    About 1.5 km from Fort Feldberg are the conserved foundations of
    WP 3/49. The remains of the wooden tower WP 3/49 can be found
    in the woods on the slope of the Feldberg. The circular moat of the
    tower has been left open after its excavation and is clearly visible.
    This watchtower is with its altitude of 825 m the highest located
    tower of the Upper Germanic-Raetian Limes. WP 3/50 at the Steinkopf
    above the memorial of the Taunusclub is conserved. Moat and
    rampart between WP 3/49 and WP 3/50 are well-preserved. The
    foundations of WP 3/52 on the Mittelberg have been conserved.
    East of the Sandplacken and 350 m east of the road between Oberursel
    and Schmitten is the small fort Altes Jagdhaus. Its defence
    wall is well recognisable and, in the interior, there are the conserved
    foundation walls of the hunting lodge from the 17th century.

  • Small fort Heidenstock

    Due to the hard and stony ground on the western foot of the
    Klingenkopf, the Romans started to replace the moat and rampart
    system with a wall built from consolidated rock. The disintegrated
    remains of this wall are visible in the form of a debris rampart. WP
    3/55 is situated on the height. The foundation walls of the stone
    tower have been conserved. The fortification was created again as
    moat and rampart on the foot of the Klingenkopf. Northeast of this
    is a well-preserved route to the small fort Heidenstock, the defence
    wall of which is clearly visible. The Limes-line can be well perceived
    northeast of the small fort. At WP 3/60 Einsiedel is a conserved
    stone tower fragment only a few meters behind the wall. A small
    section of this has been re-erected.
    The Limes wall is in an eminently preserved state northeast of WP
    3/60 (partly up to a height of 0.5 m). Traces of the upstream palisade
    are occasionally visible as a shallow moat in the terrain.

  • Fort and tower

    Moat and rampart of the Limes fort south of Kröftel, at the Schloßborner
    Feld, are clearly visible. The traces of the defence wall of the
    small fort Maisel, situated beside the road between Glashütten and
    Kröftel, are visible all the way round. The starting point of the Limes
    Experience Trail Hochtaunus is in Glashütten and reaches as far as
    Ober-Mörlen in the Wetteraukreis. This is also the place where an
    entrance portal can be found, which gives the visitors hints to the
    Roman relicts along the trail.

  • Touristinformation

    Gemeindeverwaltung Glashütten

    Schlossborner Weg 2
    61479 Glashütten

    Tel. +49 (0) 61 74 / 292-0
    Fax +49 (0) 61 74 / 292-43

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