Germany off the beaten track

The City of Freiburg is internationally well known for its environmental approach and its extensive use of solar energy. © FWTM/ Schoenen

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On the bright side of life

Freiburg is a picturesque city that lies on the outskirts of the Black Forest. Spoilt by the sun and favored by a warm climate, Freiburg is a young university city with a positive southern flair.

/assetimage_867_360w248.jpgOutstanding and impossible to ignore: the Freiburger Münster (Freiburg Cathedral). The masterpiece of Gothic architecture was finished in 1513. If you love spectacular views and are not afraid of stairs, you should definitely climb the 381-foot-high tower.

You can cool down your tired feet in one of the numerous Bächle (little waterways) that are unique to Germany. They meander through the Old Town and pass charming cafés and outdoor restaurants. Here you can sit amongst locals and students, enjoy the regional cuisine and experience the relaxed mentality of Southern Germany.

Freiburg is one of Germany's greenest cities and has a large number of biking and walking tracks. You have the choice of discovering the region by foot or by bike. By car, the Black Forest, Alsace or Switzerland are only one hour away.

/assetimage_887_360w249.jpgFreiburg is a very laid-back place. However, besides your casual outfit, you should also pack something smart in your bag because the city's motto is: Love your nights! Theater and opera invite you to great performances, local bars and clubs simply celebrate life.

Our advice for your rendezvous of the senses in Freiburg: 

The guided tours in art history give you a great insight into the city's heritage and are as much a highlight as the delicious Schäufele (roasted pork shoulder) or the fine white burgundy.

Did you know?

Incredible POP Art in Freiburg

Tracy Bymoen and Iris Sohn interviewed artist Heinz Soucek at his workshop in Freiburg. Who knew "recycling" could be so creative? Freiburg prides itself in being a very green city and the message behind his work is the importance of recycling in order to minimize pollution to this great earth.

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Tourist Information Freiburg

Rathausplatz 2-4
DE-79098 Freiburg

Tel.: +49 (0)761 3881-880
Fax: +49 (0) 761 3881 - 1498



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