- the Green City
Sun-drenched and embedded in the green foothills of the Black Forest, Freiburg offers visitors southern flair and a positive attitude to life. The historic old town centre is the vibrant centre of the city. Here, locals and guests alike can enjoy Baden cuisine and friendly hospitality with a glass of Pinot Blanco, preferably in the street cafes and beer gardens. Many also admire the Bächle, tiny brooks that wind through the streets and alleys. Dipping your feet in the brooks on hot summer days is a service that only Freiburg can offer.
Landmarks of the city include Freiburg Cathedral, whose spire is a masterpiece of Gothic architecture. Visitors can discover the secret alleys and century-old houses around the cathedral and the cathedral square, which form a picturesque backdrop to the colourful weekly market. Visitors can reach the castle hill in three minutes on the funicular and from there they can enjoy incredible views over the city and the Rhine Valley.
With its ambitious environmental policy and a political and public awareness of renewable energy sources, the Green City of Freiburg has made a name for itself internationally.
Cultural highlights on the stage and in the open air, concerts, carnival and the autumn wine festivals attract many visitors from all over the world to Freiburg all year round. Freiburg: the gateway to the Black Forest, and the most southern and sunny metropolis in Germany.
Attractions in the city
- The cathedral: «most beautiful spire in Christendom».
- Augustinermuseum: art from the Middles Ages to the 19th century.
- Obere Altstadt: charming alleys attract avid shoppers.
Excursions from Freiburg in the tri-national region
- Colmar city train: small circular trip in Colmar old town
- Basel art museum: large and important art collection
- Vogtsbauernhof: Black Forest open air museum