Le Grand Ballon

 Open today - 08:00 - 20:00
  • Vue sur le radar du Grand Ballon Crédit: Alicia Andrès
  • Vaches devant le radar du Grand Ballon Crédit: Thomas Studer
  • Grand Ballon vue du côté de Moosch Crédit: Corinne Flota
  • Monument des diables bleus au Grand Ballon: Crédit: L. GORKIEWICZ
  • INFORMATIONS


    DESCRIPTIF

    With its highest peak at 1424 metres in altitude, the Grand-Ballon is the highest summit in the Vosges mountains. It is well-known to hiking, downhill skiing and cross-country ski enthusiasts. Tourism expanded in the Grand-Ballon in the XIXth century with the advent of railroads in the valleys.

    On top of the Grand-Ballon summit stands the Diables Bleus monument erected by the Club Alpin Français and the Club Vosgien in tribute to the victims of the batallions of mountain infantry who fought in the First World War. Radar for civil aviation was designed as an architectural work by its creator Claude Vasconi and built in 1997.
    From underneath the radome, you can access an orientation table providing magnificent views.

    ACCESS
    Exercise caution in winder: all roads are ploughed in winter (equipment mandatory) but the Route des Crêtes (Cliff Road) from the Col de la Schlucht to the Grand-Ballon is closed.

    By car in winter to Grand-Ballon:
    via Willer sur Thur, Goldbach.

    By car in summer to Grand-Ballon:
    via Guebwiller, Wattwiller or Willer sur Thur, Goldbach.

    LE_SAVIEZ_VOUS

    Depuis la plaine on reconnaît le Grand Ballon grâce au drôle de champignon qui coiffe son sommet. Cette "boule" est en fait un radar de l'aviation civile construit en 1997 qui fait également office de table d'orientation. Après avoir gravi quelques marches, vous profiterez d'une vue à 360° sur les sommets alentours et sur la vallée du Rhin.

    VISITE_VIRTUELLE

    Animals accepted : Yes
  • Descriptif


    Type of site to visit
    massif / colline / sites emblematiquesPoint de vue et panorama
    Package visits offered
      Free visit
    Visite virtuelle
    Video
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  • Jours et horaires d'accueil


    DU 01/01/2021 AU 31/12/2024
    DAY HEURES
    LUNDI from 08h00 to 20h00
    MARDI from 08h00 to 20h00
    MERCREDI from 08h00 to 20h00
    JEUDI from 08h00 to 20h00
    VENDREDI from 08h00 to 20h00
    SAMEDI from 08h00 to 20h00
    DIMANCHE from 08h00 to 20h00
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    SOULTZ HAUT RHIN

    Le Grand Ballon

    0.55 km
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    RIMBACH PRèS GUEBWILLER

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    Hiking route: Glashütte, route of Grand Ballon

    2.7 km
    LAUTENBACH ZELL

    Un lac en point de mire

    3.09 km
    MURBACH

    Hiking trail: On the slopes of the Grand Ballon, towards the Haag Pass

    4.37 km
    LINTHAL

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    4.38 km
    LINTHAL

    Hiking route: Brun Monument – Grand Ballon – Brun Monument

Contact informations

68360 Soultz Haut Rhin



info@tourisme-guebwiller.fr

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