The Taunus Observatory is located on the second highest peak (Kleiner Feldberg; 825 m.a.s.l.) in the Taunus mountain region in central Germany.

The station is situated in close proximity to the regionally polluted Rhine-Main region and 20 km to the north-west of the city of Frankfurt am Main. Due to its location in central Europe and proximity to anthropogenic greenhouse gases and ozone depleting substance source regions, the site is well suited for European pollution studies.

Station designation: 



50.2219º N, 8.4464º E

Station elevation: 

825 meters above sea level

Air intake elevation: 

12 meters above ground level

Station PI: 

Prof. Andreas Engel (an.engel@iau.uni-frankfurt.de)

Station team: 

Thomas Wagenhäuser (wagenhaeuser@iau.uni-frankfurt.de)

Station funding: 

Taunus Observatory is funded by BMBF through the ACTRIS-D project (FKZ 01LK2001I). Halocarbon measurements are funded by the European Commission as part of the PARIS project (GA 101081430 ).