is an extinct volcanic landscape in southern Germany
extending around the industrial city of Singen
(Hohentwiel), between Lake Constance
in the east, the Rhine
River in the south, the Danube
River in the north and the Randen
—as the southwestern mountains of the Swabian Jura
are called—in the west. It was first mentioned in A.D. 787 in the Latinised form in pago Egauinsse
The most famous sight of the Hegau is the Hohentwiel, a volcanic stub. On top of the mountain lies Hohentwiel fortress. The castle that once stood there was destroyed by French troops during the Napoleonic Wars .
The Hohentwiel is the southernmost of a row of volcanic stubs in the Hegau, including the Hohenkrähen, the Hohenstoffeln, and the Hohenhewen.
Coordinates: 47°47′47″N 8°45′00″E / 47.7964°N 8.75°E
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