Long mile

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Aerial view of the Long Mile with Flintstone Castle from the west

Aerial view of the Long Mile with Flintstone Castle from the west

height 517  m above sea level NHN
location Forchheim district , Upper Franconia , Bavaria , Germany
Mountains Franconian Alb
Coordinates 49 ° 47 '53 "  N , 11 ° 7' 57"  E Coordinates: 49 ° 47 '53 "  N , 11 ° 7' 57"  E
Long Mile (Bavaria)
Long mile
Type plateau
Aerial view Long Mile from the southwest

Aerial view Long Mile from the southwest

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The long mile is a maximum of about 517  m above sea level. NHN high plateau (hence the name Auf der Langen Meile is often used) in Franconian Switzerland in the Upper Franconian district of Forchheim ( Bavaria ).

Geographical location

The Long Mile is located on the western roof of the Franconian Alb in the Franconian Switzerland-Veldenstein Forest Nature Park . Your plateau lies in the municipality of Heiligenstadt ( Bamberg district ) in the north-northeast, Ebermannstadt in the east, Forchheim in the south-southeast and Eggolsheim in the west. It is surrounded by Eschlipp in the north-north-east, Niedermirsberg , Breitenbach , Neuses-Poxstall , Reifenberg and Weilersbach in the east, Ehrlersheim and Rescuers in the south, Kauernhofen , Weigelshofen , Drosendorf , Götzendorf and Tiefenstürmig in the west and Drgendorf in the north-north-west.

In the northern transition area of ​​the Long Mile to the actual plateau of the Franconian Alb there are limestone quarries between Eschlipp and Drgendorf. There the state road  2260 leads from Ebermannstadt past Eschlipp between the quarries to Drgendorf. To the east the plateau falls into the valley of the Wiesent , a Regnitz tributary, and to the west into that of the Eggerbach, a short tributary of the Regnitz and the Main-Danube Canal .


The elevations of the Long Mile, which only represent gentle hills or only prominent parts of the high plateau, include - with heights in meters (m) above sea ​​level (NHN):

  • Schützenberg (517 m), northeast of Rescuers
  • Wachknock (517 m), between Niedermirsberg and Breitenbach
  • Mirsberger Höhe (514.5 m), northwest of Niedermirsberg
  • Rotenberg (510 m), east-northeast of Kauernhofen
  • Savior pulpit (506.3 m), east of Rescuers
  • Steinberg (506 m), north of Reifenberg
  • Högelstein (497.9 m), between Kauernhofen and Saviors
  • Schloßberg (493.1 m), northeast of Drosendorf


The rocks of the Long Mile come from the Jura Sea and consist of clay , sandstone and limestone . Stratified rock from Malm characterizes the plateau. The spring water is used to supply drinking water to some of the surrounding villages. It has a high lime content.

Protected areas

One of the western areas of the multi-part fauna-flora-habitat area Wiesent-Tal with side valleys extends on the eastern flank of the Long Mile (FFH No. 6233-371). The western flank of the table-like mountain belongs to the southern area of ​​the multi-part FFH area Albtrauf from the Friesener Warte to the Long Mile (FFH no. 6132-371). Large parts of the Long Mile are in the western part of the 2001 founded and 1,021.64 square kilometers of protected landscape Franconian Switzerland Veldenstein Forest (LSG no. 322697).

Landscape and sights

The long mile is forested on its steeply sloping slopes, the high plateau is unforested in many places and is used for agriculture.

On the Long Mile, south of the Mirsberger Höhe, there is the Feuerstein Castle airfield and the Feuerstein observatory south of it . At the Wachknock, east of it, is the Feuerstein Castle Youth Center .

Web links

Commons : Long Mile  - collection of pictures, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

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