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The Bilstein cliffs in the district Bad Wildungen in the northern Hessian Waldeck-Frankenberg district are as Diabasfelsklippen a geological, floristic and faunistic valuable area in the northeastern part of the Kellerwald.The Bilstein cliffs are located in the Kellerwald-Edersee Nature Park on the southern spur of Bilstein (455.1 m above sea level), a mountain at the western Bad Wildungen district Reitzenhagen. Below or south of the cliffs is the valley of the wild, a southwestern or right Eder inflow. At the river below the Bilstein is the Koppelmühle.The Bilstein Cliffs are a protected biotope of rare plants from previous climatic periods on the wooded Diabaskuppe of Bilstein. The Royal Prussian pharmacist Jan Baptista Muller from Medebach mentioned Bilstein in his "Flora Waldecks and the Herrschaft Itter" in 1841 for the first time because of its floristic rarities. On the cliffs adjacent to a former hat area, which was reforested after abandonment of grazing in 1960 with pine trees. By succession, a species-rich grassland formed under the pines. Among the rare plants in the Magerwiesen biotope on the cliffs include the German Hundszungen, Stendelwurzen, barberry, juniper, Pentecost carnation, grass lily and the very rare orchid creeping net leaf.The Bilstein cliffs and the Bilstein lie in the nature reserve Bilstein near Bad Wildungen (CDDA No. 318198, 1999, 62.9 acres), which is also the same size Fauna-Flora-Habitat area Bilstein at Bad Wildungen (FFH-Nr. 4820-305). In the area of Bilsteinklippen and Bilstein are parts of the bird sanctuary Kellerwald.(Source: Wikipedia.de)
February 25, 2018
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