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Grand Ballon

Address: Grand Ballon, 68500 Guebwiller, France
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Ranked #1 of 2 Attractions in Guebwiller
Type: Outdoors
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34 reviews 34 reviews
16 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014 NEW

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 altitude of 1423 m above sealevel)...

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Derbyshire, United Kingdom
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3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 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 memorial to the Diables Bleus (the blue devils) who were the mountain troops fighting to... More 

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Otley, United Kingdom
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12 attraction reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 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

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

the vosges mountains being old have rounded peaks. hence their name of Ballon or balloon. the Grand Ballon is taller than the Petit Ballon. on one side, the view expand on the wine region of alsace. and on a clear day, it says you can see the Alps. the day was not so clear. on the other side, more of... More 

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