As a site of extraordinary geological and natural richness and diversity, the Belchen-Passwang area is a popular destination for visitors seeking an insight into millions of years of the earth's history.

Share contents

Thanks for your rating
215 million years ago there was a clear view from Belchen to the Mediterranean Sea, because the Alps had not yet formed. At that time the Belchen was not a mountain peak, but part of a wide-ranging lagoon landscape on the shores of the ancient Tethys Ocean. Today when the weather is fine, it is possible to see the arc of the Alps created between 30 and 100 million years ago by the collision of Europe and Africa. The view to the north reaches as far as the Black Forest.

But visitors to the Passwang further to the west can also look forward to a breathtaking view and a rich variety of flora and fauna: perfect conditions for extended hikes and cycle tours.

Hiking, cycling and mountain biking

Select a different view for your results: