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Amöneburg

Amöneburg, Germany

Amöneburg is a town perched on top of a basalt mountain in the middle of an ancient meteor crater. 

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Amoneburg is a town in the Marburg-Biedenkopf district in Hesse , Germany, on a mountain and is built around a castle of the same name, Burg Amoneburg.

The mountain is a basalt cone that can be seen from a great distance. Amoneburg is situated in the Amoneburg Basin, a hollow suspected of being a meteorite crater. Though final proof has not yet been produced, tectites and shattercones have been found, and the crater is likely the third largest impact crater in Germany.

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