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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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  • A visit to the Kandel is recommended all year round. There is ample parking and a restaurant. Off the top of it has a brilliant look, depending on the season until after France. The short walking distance to the fabled Kandel rock is worth. But watch out that one of the witches can't take ;-)
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  • Coming from direction Waldkirch, must you high fight their first small narrow serpentine streets the mountain. But in clear view in each case rewarded the effort. Turn the car on the parking lot and make the small ascent to the viewpoint. Here, one has a great view of completely!
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  • This route of the Black Forest begins at the monastery of St Peter. It was not very difficult to navigate though it is to spend the full day. When you get to the top you have a beautiful view and enough people pulling in paragliding. If you've never seen it before, it's funny.
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