Poststrasse 8, Freiburg im Breisgau, Baden-Wurttemberg, 79098, Germany
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Christ on a donkey
visit Freiburg for the end of the year
I' am plannig a short trip for the"end of the year" by car from Genoa in Italy.
We are looking for a nice and funny location for this short holiday.
We love to go for discos and clubs.
Is a good period to visit Freiburg or is it an empty city for holidays?
Re: visit Freiburg for the end of the year
Don' worry, although many of the students leave for christmas break, vice versa all the young Freiburger are returning home, so there will be a lot of party and many folks around. For dates and locations, check http://fudder.de or http://freiburg.subculture.de
Enjoy your stay!
Travel Tips for Freiburg im Breisgau
You should take your Koenig...
You should take your Koenig Ludwigs Fruehstueck at Schlosscafe, with a very nice view over the city. You shouldn't miss an excursion to Schauinsland by lift or by car, where you can realize how wonderfull the Black Forest is. Visit the cathedral 'Muenster' and don't hesitate to take the stares to the top of the bell-tower. I was 4 years there as a student and I never did it. Now I regret that. I will never forget the early Satturday mornings when we were visiting the market in front of the Cathedral after clubbing, waiting for the first Saucages to be grilled.
Sun-Ship near Vauban
This large solar-powered building, called the Sonnenschiff or "Sun-Ship", includes shops, offices and penthouses.
Behind it is a "solar community" consisting of "plus-energy houses" that generate their own energy from regenerative sources. The goal of "plus-energy" construction is to cover the total energy requirement of the house in a regenerative way and even to produce a surplus.
Archive of the Archdiocese
The archive of the archdiocese moved into its new building in 2002. This ugly box has won several prizes for its architecture. From the point of view of a user, however, I heartily disagree with those juries. The reading hall is below the magazines on the first floor with windows facing North (good) but not enough daylight. It is rather shadowy and you sit and work in that mix of natural and artificial light which overstrains the eyes quickly. Besides it is too small for the average number of users and the chairs are terribly uncomfortable. The readerprinter workplaces are in the big lobby where any noise echoes and everyone runs along.
Practical hints for archive users and genealogy research: The archive preserves the documents of the archdiocese and its precedessors and also microfilm copies of (close to) all 1200 parishes in the archdiocese, thus is the place to go for genealogy research. The parishes are instructed not to allow insight into the original church registers any more but to send researchers to Freiburg, in order to protect the sensitive originals.
If you plan to use the archive for your own research, contact them first by letter or e-mail and describe your project. Address: Address data here. Writing in English ought to work, although their website is in German only. For genealogy research you need to make a reservation since there are only five readerprinter workplaces and lots of request. The website states you have to make reservations 4-6 weeks in advance. I recommend planning at least two months in advance.
Location: Schoferstraße 3, at the foot of Schlossberg, same street as the Ordinariat, east of the Münster choir
Street names in Vauban
Most of the streets in Vauban (all but one, actually) are named after people who opposed the Nazis in one way or another.
This street, for instance, is named after the writer Kurt Tucholsky (1890-1935), who had to emigrate to Sweden as soon as the Nazis seized power in Germany.
Second photo: This street is named after Harriet Straub (1872-1945), a physician and author who was not allowed to write during the period of Nazi rule.
Third photo: There is even a street named after Georg Elser (1903-1945), who attempted unsuccessfully to assassinate the dictator Adolf Hitler in 1939.
Fourth photo: This central square is named after Alfred Döblin (1878-1957), another German author who went into exile as soon as the Nazis came into power.
Fifth photo: This new meeting place, called Café Süden, is on Alfred-Döblin-Platz.
Feldberg - a great place to ski in Black Forrest
Feldberg is a great place to ski in the Black Forrest and it is the highest mountain of that area with an excellent panorama-view on a clear day. Unfortunately I was there last time only in early spring, when the weather was bad and most of the snow was gone already, but the large cable-car was still working, taking up the skiers to the higher levels with a lot of snow.
Feldberg is also a great place to go hiking in summer-time.
You may get there by bus or with your own car and you will as well find plenty of hotels on the hill as well.
Feldberg is about 20km from Freiburg im Breisgau !
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