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Grand Ballon

Grand Ballon, 68500 Guebwiller, France
+33 3 29 25 20 38
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During good weather views to Alps

After a hard hike through deep snow from Glashütte we opened in good weather a magnificent view of... read more

Reviewed 25 January 2017
Mir Č
Radar facility and monument.

Was a bit too misty at first for any kind of view but it cleared a little whilst we were there. The... read more

Reviewed 27 October 2016
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
via mobile
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  • Average5%
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“black forest” (2 reviews)
“alps” (5 reviews)
Grand Ballon, 68500 Guebwiller, France
+33 3 29 25 20 38
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Reviewed 25 January 2017

After a hard hike through deep snow from Glashütte we opened in good weather a magnificent view of the Alps, the Vosges and Black Forest opposite.

Thank Mir Č
Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

Was a bit too misty at first for any kind of view but it cleared a little whilst we were there. The views must be fabulous when totally clear !

Thank jude002
Reviewed 19 June 2016

We had to go up on two consecutive days due to the weather. On the first day, my husband cycled up the Grand Ballon and I drove up the nerve-racking,winding road. The weather was bleak,wet and cold with poor visibility and because of the fog,...More

Thank Roslynne K
Reviewed 16 June 2016

The fog ruined the day, where there see nothing. Despite that, great motorbike roads. Be aware of people who do not use car front lights when driving in foggy conditions. Just barely made escape of couple accidents, due to the thick fog and no front...More

Thank loliksa
Reviewed 9 April 2016

Stopped here while touring the Route des Cretes. The Michelin guidebook gives this site a high rating since it is the highest peak in the Vosges. We made the mistake of parking in a lower lot 800 meters south of the Col du Grand Ballon...More

1  Thank WC-Travelers-75
Reviewed 19 August 2015

Ok Grand Ballon is really just a restaurant in a large gravelled car park area at the top of the hill. No it’s not the Swiss Alpes but it’s got nice roads in the area for motorcycling, the views are good and the restaurant at...More

1  Thank Richard F
Reviewed 19 May 2015

This is a great area for hiking. From the top of the Ballon d'Alsace you have a great 360° view. With nice weather you can see the alps. Hiking path are well maintained and signs posted.

Thank E K
Reviewed 23 December 2014 via mobile

Allthough the Vosges region is very beautiful, because of its natural and rugged landscape, the 'Ballons' (the highest round-topped peaks of this mountain range, literally called: balloons) are rather disappointing. The 'Grand Ballon' is, for me personally, nothing more than a Teletubbie hill (despite its...More

1  Thank edgar_was_here
Reviewed 6 September 2014

Great motorbike roads through the Vosges mountains along the Routes de Cretes and up to the Grand Ballon. The Vosges mountains are a range of rounded peaks and have superb views from the top. The summit has a radar station and there is also a...More

1  Thank PuZ58172
Reviewed 7 July 2014

In the snow, in the springtime and in the summer this is a series of large meadows looking south to the Alps. A couple of restaurants provide food and short way back to the west you will find a war memorial. Worth getting up here

Thank bilboburgler
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