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Recommended by 163 out of 173 hikers


  • Martin

    With the high blue or the blue you climb the highest peak of the Markgräflerland with its altitude of 1,167 meters. There are various theories surrounding the naming of the mountain. One variant assumes that the blue color of the pine forests has given the mountain its name. On the wooded summit, there is the radio tower, which can be seen from afar, which is not accessible. However, you can overlook from the second, smaller tower of the beautiful Black Forest panorama.

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    • July 23, 2017

  • Matthias Brandt

    Last high mountain on the Westweg. From the blue you have once again a wonderful view into the distance.

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    • August 11, 2017

  • Peter_H_65 🐻

    The local mountain of the Markgräflerland is the 1164 m high high blue, which you can make thanks to a radio tower on its summit from the Rhine valley or from other mountains in the southern Black Forest of good. The mountain rises above Badenweiler and is thus between the Upper Rhine and the Kandertal. On fine days you have a great view over the southern Black Forest, to the Vosges Mountains and the border triangle around Basel - if you're lucky, even the Bernese Oberland with Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau can be seen.
    From the Rhine Valley at least a stately 800 meters in altitude are covered, which are almost alpine dimensions. Thus, the blue in the southern Black Forest is one of the so-called big four - the other three are Feldberg, Belchen and Schauinsland. Although the blue in this quartet is certainly the least well-known, the view you have in particular from a small tower at the summit does not have to hide from the one at the Belchen. If you want to pack the mountain into a short but crisp round trip, you can combine it with the Way of the Cross, for example.

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    • November 16, 2019

  • ARE

    Great view of the highest peaks of the Black Forest, the Vosges and the Alps.

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    • April 29, 2018

  • Enrico

    Absolutely visit at sunrise, a wonderful view towards Belchen and the entire Black Forest and also a great view of the Vosges. If you are lucky and the conditions fit you can even see the Alps.

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    • September 3, 2019

  • WolfG

    You have a magnificent view from the blue, perhaps also because this summit seems to venture far into the Upper Rhine Plain and thus offers a particularly outstanding view into the depths. But you can also see the best in the Vosges and Alps! Simply a must for every visitor to the border triangle!

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    • January 29, 2020

  • Cosinox

    Real great view 😊🍀

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    • September 10, 2018

  • Tom

    Incredibly beautiful view - a must for every hiker :-)

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    • March 30, 2020

  • Lukas Frey

    A donation to preserve the historic tower should be mandatory here!

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    • May 10, 2020

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Location: Malsburg-Marzell, Lörrach, Freiburg District, Baden-Württemberg, Germany


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