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Belchen, Lorrach

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The Belchen, or Black Forest Belchen is the fourth highest summit of the Black Forest after the Feldberg, Seebuck and the Herzogenhorn. The municipalities of Münstertal, Schönenberg and Kleines Wiesental meet on the summit dome of the Belchen which is located in the southwest German state of Baden-Württemberg.DescriptionThe domed, treeless summit has a striking profile that, seen from the Upper Rhine Plain, is almost symmetrical. Belchen (Celtic: the radiant) is a name also used for other high points in the neighbouring mountains, including two that are especially striking when covered with snow. Together with the Black Forest Belchen, they form the so-called Belchen Triangle: to the west on the French side of the Upper Rhine Plain is the Alsatian Belchen (Elsässer Belchen) or Ballon d'Alsace in the Vosges; to the south on the southern side of the Upper Rhine is the Swiss Belchen (Schweizer Belchen), the Belchenflue. In addition, within sight in the Alsace in the Vosges are the Great Belchen (Großer) and Little Belchen (Kleiner Belchen), or Grand and Petit Ballon which, together with the others belong to the so-called Belchen System.
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  • The Belchen is always worth a trip. Arrived at the Summit, either on foot or by gondola one has a magnificent view of the whole surrounding area. At the Summit, there is also a mountain inn where you can eat. From there, there are several options to the hike. A circular route over the Summit offers a 360 degree view. Also, the hike to the valley station which is not demanding and on paved trails to reach is optimal. When the weather is simply gorgeous.
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  • A crazy luck, the Sun having accompanied us, you have a magnificent view on different Plains and mountains. Well signposted paths allow you to hikes for all levels of walkers. The cable car is a good way to get to the top. The only downside is the Gasthaus. A man that we have assumed to be the boss forbade we vehemently to 2 tables sets (we were 8 and tables allowed to receive only 4 people). Too bad because the landscape is so peaceful...
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  • You take the cabins clean and clear that lead you to the Summit for a very decent price (€7) and you arrive on the terrace of a self, hence the view is superb. Before you stop you make a super easy walk that takes you to the orientation table installed at the top of the site of you discover the panorama 360 ° and weather clear you can see highs in the prestigious names make the detour, you will not regret
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