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The Spessart is a low mountain range in northwestern Bavaria and southern Hesse, Germany. It is bordered on three sides by the Main River. The two most important towns located at the foot of the Spessart are Aschaffenburg and Würzburg.
Although the Spessart forms a roughly circular mountain range, its main ridge extends from the southwest to the northeast. It is continued by the Odenwald in the southwest and by the Rhön in the northeast.
Its highest peak is the Geiersberg (586 m or 1,923 ft.), peaking more than 400 m (1,300 ft.) above the Main valley. Apart from the edges, the region is sparsely populated. Two nature parks called Bavarian Spessart and Hessian Spessart occupy large portions of the hills.
The forests of the Spessart are known for the quality of their wood. The brown Spessart oak, in particular, is renowned for its tight, straight grain and is used for fine furniture, millwork and flooring.
[ Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spessart ]
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