Freiburg im Breisgau Travel Guide
Freiburg's Old Town
Freiburg's Old Town
Freiburg im Breisgau
scenic surroundings, lively city, good wines, central location
... boring environment :-)))))
In a nutshell
Very nice, close to Switzerland and France.
Freiburg's 11th-century Münster is a very impressive red sandstone structure that dominates the skyline of the city and the heart of the active commercial and market district. The exterior is a myriad of columns, angles, sculptures and topped by an intricately decorated...
Ecology versus Culture?
These banners on the front of the theater are all quotations from a resolution passed by the Freiburg City Assembly on January 30, 2007, asserting that Freiburg understands itself as a cultural city and intends to further develop itself as a city of the arts.The reason for...
People coming to Town Hall Square can see the monument to Berthold Schwarz, the famous monk and the inventor of gunpowder. On the pavement in front of the town hall you can see nine coats-of-arms of the twin-cities of Freiburg.I was surprised and pleased to see the...
Historic Town Hall
These are the biggest sights here: Rathaus - the historic Town Hall - where the newly married couples can be seen. It's an old wedding tradition to register the marriage here. Rathausplatz - Town Hall Square - is in front of the Town Hall. You can see a stream flowing...
We were first of all attracted by Muensterplatz. The building of Muenster, an old cathedral, is about 500 years old. We admired its unique glass windows, the magnificent front door, sculptures, the high altar and, of course, its height - 116 meters. I just couldn't take...
1 Review and 57 Opinions This was a good hotel, in a location as central as possible in Freiburg, right next to Münsterplatz....
Mercure Hotel Panorama Freiburg
1 Review and 66 Opinions The hotel is very good, however it is recommend to whom as a car, because it is around 3 km away...
Heiliggeiststueble HOLY SPIRIT Stüble: "Religious" wine bar
We didn’t realize we were in a religious establishment until I got home and looked up “heiliggeiststeuble” and learned that we were in the Holy Spirit wine bar. I understand it is run by a religious organization, thus the name. Otherwise, it is a very pleasant restaurant...
Erzherzog Albrecht Restaurant: Convenient
A pleasant, unpretentious little restaurant in the Old Town, just a few steps from the Rathausplatz.Yes, that's a Swiss flag in the photo, but it's not a Swiss restaurant. They're just trying to attract Swiss customers, since Switzerland begins just 42 kilometers south of...
Dreisam Ufercafé: Dinner After the Party
While we were wandering around looking for a place to eat, we couldn't help noticing the beer gardens were packed, and everyone was crowded around wide-screen TVs. The World Cup was going on, and Germany was playing. As it turned out, the game ended just as we were...
Agar club: nice disco
nice disco in the center of Freiburg. Good music (all kinds played) and nice people. No snobs allowed :-) Average is about 20 y.o., I was there on Saturday.Prices very competitive: EUR 6 to get in; EUR 5.80 for a long drink; EUR 2.50 for a beer; EUR 34 - 55 for a bottle of...
Freiburg is on the main railway line between Frankfurt and Basel, so it is well served by InterCityExpress (ICE) trains going north and south. The journey from Frankfurt to Freiburg takes just over two hours, with stops at Mannheim, Karlsruhe and Offenburg.On weekends and...
Try the Tram
The Tram system in Freiburg is very good, it's easy and cheap to use, and a good way to get around.If you have one of the Konus visitors cards then it's even better because it's free.They run frequently and are very clean, there are places for cycles and wheelchairs.
The Marketplatz....: Don't miss this....
If you are looking for fresh food or flowers, you can't beat the Markets in the Muenster precinct. You will be amazed at the fresh meats and cheeses, fruit, vegetables and of course the sausage vendors. I'm not sure when the markets are on exactly. I was there on a Monday...
Heisse Maroni (hot chestnuts)
Where we live, we only sing about “chestnuts roasting on an open fire” at Christmas time. However, it appears that Germans actually roast them over open fires and sell them in lots of public places. Well, when in Freiburg, do as the Freiburgers do, so we bought some from a...
One unusual feature of Freiburg are the Bächle, or mini-canals, running throughout the city. Originally built to deliver water and fight fires, the Bächle are now merely decorative. In some places, they are covered, but they are usually left in the open for children and...
Guidance on photography in churches: Homer's Rules
Visiting churches is one of the absolute highlights of a trip to Europe, and provides a fascinating insight into the most powerful influencethat has shaped European cultures of the past couple of millenia.Unlike some other religions - where access to places of worship may be...
Streets in Vauban
The zoning regulations in Vauban forbid the construction of free-standing one-family houses, because the intention is to create a viable urban neighborhood that is easily accessible by bicycle and public transport, not a suburban sprawl that would be dependent on automobile...
C-Punkt - Information and Film about Münster
Here you can just relax after your trip through town, buying some souvenirs connected to the M?nster or just take a quick cup of coffee or tea.This place was originally the "M?nsterbauh?tte", where craftmen and artists built things to repair the M?nster. Today it is used as...
Surprise! It's snowing!
I don’t how to classify a tip about the weather, but as we were leaving Freiburg, it began to snow. I was a bit nervous and kept my eye on the temperature as we drove. It never got more than a degree below freezing, and it was October so the ground and highway had not yet...
The City Layout
Kaiser-Joseph Street is the central shopping street here.We began our acquaintance of the city with this street.The city has a special layout with two main streets connecting the town gates and intersecting at a right angle in the middle. The streets form a pedestrian...
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