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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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  • We went up the cable car late in the afternoon, in early May, and there was still a bit of snow at the top but not so much that it interfered with a wonderful walk to the top from the cable car statio...  more »
  • In the end, were happy in Belchen Seilbahn. For around 40€ (a family ticket), we spent time for sight seeing and skiing around from 12.00-17.00. The last lift is usually at 16.30 but we were lucky so ...  more »
  • We were staying nearby in Munstertal, so Belchen was only 20 minutes away. Firstly we picked a glorious day warm and clear. The first part was in a cable car but when you reached the summit there were...  more »