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Mount Belchen – Black Forest

15 septembre 2017
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Mount Belchen is surely worth a detour if you want to enjoy the beautiful hills and plains that will lead you to overlooking the swiss Alps.

Belchen valley 2

I got to the top of one of the highest mount of the southern black forest (1414m). All under a cloudy sky but strong light that gave a real dramatic dimension to the surroundings! Perfect light to get the density of the landscape! The curvy roads were dividing up the landscape and drawing the path for bewilderment. The paddocks cleaned by the cattle were shaping the relief. I enjoyed the panaroma until the sun came to irrigate the whole valley to transform the panorama in a blurry mirage.

It is quite an easy hike suitable for families. So get your legs together and come enjoy the jewels of the black forest.

Belchen Sheep

Fun fact:

This fly amanita found on the way is definitely a poisonous mushroom. It is also reported to have psychedelic effects when smoked. Would you chance it?

Fly agaric


Mount Belchen

  • Distance Instructions
  • Distance 8 km
  • Time 2 h 14 min
  • Speed 3 km/h
  • Min altitude 1105 m
  • Peak 1392 m
  • Climb 583 m
  • Descent 389 m