Belchengipfel

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Recommended by 237 out of 249 hikers

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  • Martin

    From the 1414 meter high Belchen you can in good weather conditions the Alps from the Zugspitze to the Mont Blanc overlook. The name of the mountain comes from the Celtic and means "the radiant one". In addition to the Black Forest Belchen there are four other mountains that bear the same name: the Alsatian Belchen (Ballon d'Alsace), the Little Belchen (Petit Balloon) and the Great Belchen (Grand Ballon) in France and the Jurabelchen (Belchenflue) in Switzerland. In Celtic times these mountains served the Druids as landmarks for the rising of the stars on the calendrical shooting days.

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    • July 23, 2017

  • Maike

    Not for nothing it is said that the Belchen is the most beautiful mountain in the Black Forest. The view in the infinite distance is priceless!

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    • March 31, 2018

  • Mike 🇪🇺

    A magnificent all-round 360 degree view. Is there anything more beautiful.
    In good weather there is a view to the Mont Blanc and the Kaiserstuhl anyway.

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    • October 12, 2018

  • Matthias Brandt

    No matter which direction you come from, the paths to the summit are all beautiful. Only the path coming from the valley station is a bit crowded. Most beautiful summit in the Black Forest

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    • November 1, 2017

  • Mike 🇪🇺

    A magnificent all-round 360 degree view. Is there anything more beautiful.
    In good weather there is a view to the Mont Blanc and the Kaiserstuhl anyway.

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    • October 12, 2018

  • Rolf Biedermann

    Best all-round view in the Black Forest
    Münstertal, Rheintal, Grosses u Small Wiesental, Feldberg, Kandel, Vosges, Jura, Alps all the way to Mont Blanc.

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    • September 26, 2018

  • Lucas

    At the summit you will be rewarded in good weather with a magnificent view to the Alps.

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    • April 23, 2019

  • steffend

    There are only a few parking spaces at the valley station. From Schönau also drives a shuttle bus. There are combi cards

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    • January 2, 2017

  • Klaus Hemgesberg

    The view compensates for the ascent. During the descent, there should be a break in the Belchenhaus with coffee and cake. If you are tired of running, you can also take the cable car down.

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    • November 29, 2017

  • MarMax

    Great view in the distance

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    • May 8, 2018

  • sistjala

    Grandiose views and sunsets

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    • August 25, 2018

  • Magda

    With a good view of the Alps, eg Tödi in the Glarus Alps.

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    • October 3, 2018

  • Arne

    Great all-round view. But at the summit is very busy even during the week. Difficult to take a picture of the summit cross here, because the gondola riders stand and pose in front of them as well.

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    • February 6, 2019

  • Matthias Brandt

    Second highest mountain in the Black Forest with a beautiful view of the Feldberg or the Blauen.

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    • September 25, 2017

  • Hentschel

    Wonderful mountain view. Easy to reach by the cable car for everyone.

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    • October 12, 2018

  • Thomas29

    Hike without traffic noise just awesome.

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    • August 5, 2019

  • Freya

    With the Münstertal train and bus to Belchen.

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    • October 18, 2016

  • Wolfgang

    Most beautiful Black Forest mountain with the best views.

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    • May 7, 2017

  • Gabi

    Very nice area for hiking

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    • July 17, 2017

  • Thomas

    You have a really good all-round view on the Belchen, in all directions from Feldberg to deep into the Alps, if the weather plays along. Good food and drink are also included.

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    • August 5, 2018

  • sistjala

    The most beautiful (lookout) mountain in the southern Black Forest. a highlight in almost any weather

    Free view on all sides - fantastic!

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    • August 25, 2018

  • Patrick Göser

    From Münstertal, the Belchen is one of the mountains in the Black Forest where you can make maximum height difference on a relatively short distance.

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    • August 5, 2019

  • Hentschel

    Wonderful mountain view. Easy to reach by the cable car for everyone.

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    • October 12, 2018

  • sistjala

    It is for many the most beautiful mountain in the Black Forest - and that's right! Can not be beat in any season and especially at sunrise and sunset. Clear recommendation!

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    • October 17, 2018


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Location: Münstertal/Schwarzwald, Hochschwarzwald, Breisgau-Hochschwarzwald, Freiburg District, Baden-Württemberg, Germany

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