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We are still in the low mountain range Westerwald, not far away south of my city, Siegen. Westerwald is bounded by four river valleys: the Rhine in the west, the Sieg in the north, the Dill in the east, and the Lahn in the south. The highest peak is the Fuchskaute, 656 metres - not far away from here. The Devonian basement here in the northern part of the Westerwald - about 800 km² - is overlaid by volcanic stones, such as basalt and tuff.
Westerwald is a rather close to nature region and very "comfortable" for hikes because it's a huge plateau as a result of the melting lava - 20 million years ago. I hardly can remember this ;-)

The only bigger altitude differences are caused by the cuttings of river valleys like here in the valley of the "Schwarze Nister" that means "Black Nister". This name is very appropriate because of the black or dark-gray basalt bedrock which makes the water appear nearly black. My photo was taken on a sunny day - but the autumn sun didn't reach the bottom of the valley. There was a cool, humid and musty atmosphere - but a natural one.


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