Mythical places in the upper Rhine region

Belchen

The Belchen – King of the Black Forest Hills

People call it the “King of the Black Forest Hills”. The Belchen sits between Schönau and the Münstertal, crowned at 1414m with a Stone Cross that reaches into the heavens. The peak is the centre of Belchenland, a wonderful skiing and walking region, and can also be reached by cable car directly from the village of Multen. The views stretch out over the Vosges, the Swiss Jura and to the Alps. The Markgraefler poet Gerhard Jung called it the “Basilica of Belenius”, the “Cathedral of the Sun God”. Johann Peter Hebel was
also fascinated by this “Peak of Peaks”. He once described it as “the first station and the road between the earth and heaven”. Today the Belchen Hills (Celtic – “sun hills”) still possess a special magnetism. Alongside the Black Forest peak there is also a Belchen (Bölchen, Belchenfluh) in the Swiss Jura and the Vosges-Belchen, Ballon d’Alsace, that together create a right angled triangle. In Celtic times these peaks were used for observing the rising of the stars and determining the feast days (see EPTINGEN/CH).
People call it the “King of the Black Forest Hills”. The Belchen sits between Schönau and the Münstertal, crowned at 1414m with a Stone Cross that reaches into the heavens. The peak is the centre of Belchenland, a wonderful skiing and walking region, and can also be reached by cable car directly from the village of Multen. The views stretch out over the Vosges, the Swiss Jura and to the Alps. The Markgraefler poet Gerhard Jung called it the “Basilica of Belenius”, the “Cathedral of the Sun God”. Johann Peter Hebel was also fascinated by this “Peak of Peaks”. He once described it as “the first station and the road between the earth and heaven”. Today the Belchen Hills (Celtic – “sun hills”) still possess a special magnetism. Alongside the Black Forest peak there is also a Belchen (Bölchen, Belchenfluh) in the Swiss Jura and the Vosges-Belchen, Ballon d’Alsace, that together create a right angled triangle. In Celtic times these peaks were used for observing the rising of the stars and determining the feast days (see EPTINGEN/CH).

Belchen-Seilbahn
Obermulten 5
79677 Aitern-Multen
+49 (0)7673/888280

www.belchen-seilbahn.de

 

Öffnungszeiten:

Belchen cable car daily
9.15h –17h
Belchen unrestricted

 

Führungen:

changing schedule

 

Anfahrt:

car, bus, cable car

Tourist-Info:

Schwarzwaldregion Belchen
Tourist-Information Schönau
Neustadtstraße 1
79677 Schönau im Schwarzwald
Tel. +49 (0)7673/918130
info@schwarzwaldregion-belchen.de

www.schwarzwaldregion-belchen.de

Tipps:
  • Local history museum
  • Finstergrund Visitors Mine
  • Ancient Sawmill “Fröhnd”
  • Discovery Trail