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.
Photo: The summit pyramid on 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.
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.
Here 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