Temple-like structure built in 1869 at the summit of Mont Donon to protect archeological remains
|Elevation||1,009 m (3,310 ft) |
|Prominence||270 m (890 ft)|
|Parent range||Vosges Mountains|
On Donon, there is an 80 metre tall lattice tower for TV transmission. Its TV transmission antennas are covered by a polymeric cylinder, which gives its structure a characteristic shape.
Many archaeological remains of a Gallo-Roman sanctuary have been found on and around the top of the mountain. They are now displayed in the Musée archéologique de Strasbourg.
World War IEdit
During the earliest stages of World War I, Mount Donon was the site of heavy fighting between German and French troops between 14 August and 22 August 1914 and specially on 21 and 22 August.
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