Hunsrück

The Hunsrück is a low mountain range in Rhineland-Palatinate. It is bounded by the river valleys of Moselle, Nahe, and Rhine.

Many of the hills in Hunsrück are no higher than 400 metres above sea level. The highest mountain is Erbeskopf, 816 meters above sea level.

Since 2010, the region has become one of Germany’s major onshore wind power regions. Culturally, the region is best known for its Hunsrückisch dialect, which at first was a bit difficult to understand. The region experienced significant emigration in the mid-19th century, particularly to Brazil.

Although the Hunsrück is not classified as a bird reserve, it is home to a wide variety of bird species. Even the rare and shy black stork nests in the forests. Animals like red deer, roe deer, wild boar and predators like wild cat or even the lynx are residing here.

Finds like stone axes indicate that the Hunsrück has been settled since the New Stone Age.

We are living in a small village with only 500 resident, called Rötsweiler-Nockenthal. The nearest town is Idar-Oberstein. It is famous for gemstones and it is also the birthplace of actor Bruce Willis!

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