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Kandel, Waldkirch

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The Kandel is a mountain, 1,241.4 metres high, in the Black Forest in the south of Baden-Württemberg, Germany.GeographyThe Kandel is located 25 km northeast of Freiburg in the Breisgau and has a height of 1,241 m (4,072 ft).The Kandel belongs to the Central Black Forest gneiss region. The overall shape of the massif was tectonically formed: the Kandel block rises table-like in a northwesterly direction from the plateau around Sankt Peter. It is surrounded by faults, some of which form clear steps in the terrain; for example the Rhine Plain lies more than 1,000 metres below the Kandel and the summits on the other side of the Elz valley are 500-600 metres lower. The ongoing uplifting of the Kandel block from the Rhine Plain (1-2 mm/year) sometimes manifests itself in earth tremors.The Kandel massif is cut by deep radial valleys into mountain ridges, some rounded and some rocky. The steep mountainsides reach heights of 600 metres in the southwest (Glotter valley), 650 metres in the northwest (Elz valley) and a good 700 metres in the northeast (valley of the Wild Gutach). Only in the southeast does the mountain descend more gradually towards Sankt Peter by about 500 metres and to the ledge over the Zweribach waterfalls by a good 200 metres. The extensive grasslands of the southern slopes often exhibit clear thermals and are influenced by heavy thunderstorm weather patterns of the Breisgau that often arise here.
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  • In any case you should take a look at the vantage point with a small shelter on the Summit and look at the local Board in good conditions a great experience
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  • It has a very beautiful view on the Kandel. There are opportunities for hiking, Vespers in various localities, picnicking and kite - or paragliding. We enjoyed the cool in brilliant sunshine and about 10 degrees difference in temperature to Freiburg. Curvy, it goes from Freiburg over St. Peter's on the Kandel and also winding further back according to Waldkirch. In the winter, you can of course also go skiing.
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  • Great views, whether from two sliding seat screen, the pyramid, or open meadows between in there. With a little luck, you can see the ridge of the Alps. But, even if not the best view, nature is worth up there. Simply sit on a bench, enjoy the 6 degrees of less and watch as they slowly the sun goes down. In the holidays and Sundays unfortunately very much going on, these days, it is worth only to come from 17: 00 - the Sun is shining up there in the summer until 21:00. :)
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