The German Central Uplands, like the Scandinavian and British mountain ranges and the Urals, belong to the oldest mountains of Europe, even if their present-day appearance has only developed relatively recently. With the beginning of the Cenozoic era, some 70 million years ago, the process of erosion of the Hercynian mountain ranges changed. During the Tertiary, alpidic mountain building took place, in the course of which strong forces deformed the stumps of the Siegtal West PDF mountains.
Författare: Claus-Dieter Müller-Scholten.
Waldreiche Höhenzüge und Täler entlang der Sieg – 20 Wanderungen durch das malerische Siegtal: Vom Naturschutzgebiet an der Siegmündung über weitläufige Auenlandschaften bis hin zu uralten Wallfahrtsorten. Die Routen führen beispielsweise von Hennef um den Dondorfer See, durch das Siegtal von Merten nach Hennef sowie von Lanzenbach über Lichtenberg zurück in das Hanfbachtal. Wie alle Droste-Wanderführer mit übersichtlichen Streckenprofilen, verständlichen Wegbeschreibungen, Routen von leicht bis schwer, Informationen zu Flora, Fauna und Kultur sowie guten Tipps zur Einkehr.
The following table lists the mountains and hills over 300 m high that are generally considered to be part of the Central Uplands. The coordinates give the location of the highest point in each case. The ranges are listed in order of height. Wikimedia Commons has media related to Mittelgebirge. Look up Mittelgebirge in Wiktionary, the free dictionary.
Jump to navigation Jump to search For the commune in France, see Siegen, Bas-Rhin. Germany, in the south Westphalian part of North Rhine-Westphalia. It is located in the district of Siegen-Wittgenstein in the Arnsberg region. In 1975, municipal reforms and amalgamations lifted Siegen’s population above the 100,000 mark. A view over Siegen with the university in the background.
The city of Siegen lies in the basin of the upper reaches of the river Sieg. From there, lateral valleys branch off in many directions. The heights of the surrounding mountains, wherever they are not actually settled, are covered in coppice. The city lies on the German-Dutch holiday road called the Orange Route, joining towns, cities and regions associated with the House of Orange. Along with the boroughs and communities into which the city is divided, as mandated by law, there are also further subdivisions within the communities, each with its own name, but none with distinctly clear borders. They are called Quartiere, which can be rendered as „quarters“ or „neighbourhoods“. The communities of Weidenau, Geisweid, Birlenbach, Langenholdinghausen, Buchen, Sohlbach, Dillnhütten, Niedersetzen, Obersetzen and Meiswinkel formed from 1 July 1966 to 31 December 1974 the town of Hüttental.
The communities of Eiserfeld, Eisern, Gosenbach, Niederschelden and Oberschelden formed the town of Eiserfeld between those same two dates. The name Siegen comes from the possibly Celtic river name Sieg. Christian times lived in parts of North Rhine-Westphalia. The first documentary mention of the place called Sigena dates from 1079. In 1224, Siegen is mentioned as a newly built town whose ownership was shared by the Count of Nassau, Heinrich the Rich, and Engelbert II of Berg, Archbishop of Cologne after the latter transferred one half of the ownership to the former. In the 16th century, the town of Siegen bore a formidable defensive look. It was surrounded by mighty walls with 16 towers and three town gates, and was home to a great castle.