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Belchen round tour

· 17 reviews · Hiking trail · Schwarzwald
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  • Blick vom Belchen
    Blick vom Belchen
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m 1800 1600 1400 1200 1000 800 600 400 200 18 16 14 12 10 8 6 4 2 km Hohkelchbrunnen Besucherbergwerk Teufelsgrund Belchengipfel Hohkelchsattel Krinne
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Distance 18.5 km
7:30 h
1,122 m
1,122 m
1,414 m
410 m
A hike to the unwooded summit of the Belchen, which is a protected nature reserve, is a must for every well-trained Black Forest holidaymaker.

The demanding tour, which requires sufficient fitness and surefootedness, is ideal for nature lovers. The Belchen is home to a variety of rare plants and animals, and it is not for nothing that the summit is considered one of the most beautiful panoramic mountains in the Black Forest: with good visibility, the panoramic view ranges from the Rhine plain, the Jura and the Vosges to the Alps with the Zugspitze and Mont Blanc.While the summit attracts numerous hikers in summer with its hiking trails and themed paths, families in particular enjoy the extensive range of winter sports on offer in winter. There is an exciting myth surrounding the „King of the Black Forest“, as the Belchen is often called: it is said that the Belchen, together with its four namesakes in the triangle where Germany – France – Switzerland meet, served as a gigantic solar calendar for Celtic druids as early as the second century BC. It is believed that the Celts used the geographical references of the five peaks


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The routes from this source come from years of cooperation between Outdooractive AG and the ADAC publishing house in Munich. More than 80 hiking tour books were produced throughout Germany and at popular holiday destinations in Italy, Spain and Portugal. A special feature are the ADAC children's hiking guides, which are tailored to the needs of young explorers and their parents. 
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4.6
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Felix Weinschenk
November 11, 2019 · Community
Für den Schwarzwald eine überragende Tour!! Ich würde sie allerdings andersrum laufen
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When did you do this route? November 10, 2019
Photo: Felix Weinschenk, Community
Photo: Felix Weinschenk, Community
Photo: Felix Weinschenk, Community
Hermann Klee
September 10, 2019 · Community
Ludwig Arcache
May 26, 2019 · Community
very good trails for intest hikers, it require lits of efforts. but not a good place if you like to take photos, most of the trail is covered with high trees blocking views and the forest ground have plenty of cut trunks as leftovers from the lumberjacks
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