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Kandel Mountain - 1241 m above sea level

The Kandel Mountain is one of the most eye-catching mountains in the Central Black Forest. It ist located about 25km north-east of Freiburg and can be reached by road from Waldkirch or from St. Peter or Glottertal from the south. There is a large car park at the highest point of the road, and a 400m footpath leads to the summit from there.

The large Kandelfelsen rock just below is a popular area for climbers. The paraglider launch site is directly by the car park. For winter sports enthusiasts, there are three ski lifts and pistes of various levels of difficulty, the popular boarder park and cross-country skiing courses.

Kandel summit pyramid
Photo: The summit pyramid on Kandel Mountain

View from Kandel Mountain
Photo: View from Kandel Mountain over the Elz Valley, Waldkirch can be seen on the right. The Voges Mountains rise up from the mist in the background.

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Christmas Markets in the Black Forest

Traditional christmas markets take place in many places in the Black Forest every year. The flavour of mulled wine, waffles and fir needles, candlelights and the cosy atmosphere attract the guests every year anew. Besides eating and drinking of course you can find lots of local products for your own or for your christmas gifts.

Christmas Market in FreudenstadtHere you find dates and places of the biggest and most beautiful markets:

  • 26 November - 27 December 2009: Christkindles market in Baden-Baden
  • 23 November - 23 December 2009: Christmas market in Freiburg
  • 24 November - 23 December 2009: Christmas market in Offenburg
  • 26 November - 23 December 2009: Christkindlesmarkt in Karlsruhe
  • 28 November - 28 December 2009: Sternlesmarkt in Ettlingen
  • 26-29 November 2009: Magical Christmas market in Calw
  • 23 November - 22 December 2009: Christmas market in Pforzheim
  • 4 December - 13 December 2009: Christmas market in Freudenstadt
  • 30 November - 23 December 2009: Advent's market and the world's biggest 'advent calendar house' in Gengenbach
  • 27 November - 6 December 2009: Advent's market in Gaggenau
  • 27 November - 13 December 2009: Christmas market in Bühl
  • 27 November - 20 December 2009: Christmas market in Rastatt
  • 28-29 November 2009: Christkindlemarkt in Bad Dürrheim
  • 28 November - 23 December 2009: Advent and Christmas market in Lahr
  • 10-20 December 2009: Christmas market in Bad Krozingen
  • 3-13 December 2009: Christmas market in Lörrach
  • 10- 20 December 2009: Christmas market in Rottweil
  • 4-6 December 2009: Christmas market Bad Säckingen
  • 4-6 December 2009: Christmas market in St. Blasien
  • 5-6 December 2009: Christmas market in Titisee-Neustadt
  • 10-13 December 2009: Christmas market on the Rosenplatz in Baiersbronn
  • 11-13 December 2009: Christmas market in Oberkirch
  • 25 December 2009 - 3 January 2010: Triberg Christmas Magic - thousands of lights illuminate the waterfalls and the nature park nearby
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