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Location type: Mountain
Location address: Deutschland, Heidelberg
Number of texts: 1
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Made by | Reference Immanuel Giel | © CC 3.0
Made by | Reference | © CC 3.0

The Heiligenberg is a mountain of Baden-Württemberg, Germany. It rises to the east of the Neuenheim and Handschuhsheim sections of Heidelberg. It was called the Aberinsberg in the Carolingian period; in 1265 Premonstratensians from All Saints’ Abbey in the Black Forest took over the two monasteries on the mountain, and its name became Allerheiligen-Berg , the ancestor of its present name. Since 2012 it has been protected from excavation by the state of Baden-Württemberg.
The Heiligenberg is a low sandstone mountain, with a highest elevation of 439.9 metres , on the western edge of the Odenwald where it meets the Bergstraße Route and the Upper Rhine Plain. South of it is the Michaelsberg , and on the other side of the Neckar the Königstuhl rises above the old town of Heidelberg. The west and south sides of the Heiligenberg, facing the plain and the Neckar valley, are steep. On the north side the Kerb valley, through which flows a stream called the Rombach or Mühlbach, lies between the Heiligenberg and the Hoher Nistler; to the north-east a ridge connects the Heiligenberg to the Weißer Stein.

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