Fribourg Travel Guide

  • Fribourg
    by jorgejuansanchez
  • Fribourg
    by jorgejuansanchez
  • Fribourg
    by jorgejuansanchez

Fribourg Things to Do

  • Fribourge , Switzerland.

    1. Walking around Fribourge, A big city and very interesting place.2. Go shopping, Too many shops and shopping malls to spend a money.3. Cafe' and restaurant to hang out at the street.4. Go to the top of the beautiful church and you will see the view all around this city.5. Try a gelato, Italian ice-cream.6. Go to museum d'art of Fribourge.

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  • Cathedral St Nicolas

    We climbed the 368 steps to the top of the 76 meters high tower and were rewarded with a fantastic view of the countryside and town.This Gothic-style cathedral with its beautifully stained glass windows.It took 207 years to build this cathedral

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  • The Funicular ride...

    A surprising and ecological system is used to operate this funicular since 1899. So the wastewater of Fribourg move the Funi from the Neuveville District up to downtown Fribourg. Ah the eternal power of gravity! Operating hours:Mo-Sa: 7.00-8.15AM and 9.30AM-7.00PMSu: 9.30AM -7.00PM

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  • The Jean Tinguely Fountain

    I love to observe the eternal mouvement of water and mecanics of this Tinguely masterpiece. The fountain has a big round basin in the centre of which sits the fantastic black machine, a firework-like display of iron and water. The artist Jean Tinguely is born in Fribourg. In 1984 he built this fountain in memory of his friend and Formula1 driver...

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  • Walk the Old Town …a Glimpse at the Past

    No matter how often I walk these streets, particularly the streets of L'Auge and Neuveville I am always thrilled to be here.Three distinct neighborhoods comprise the Old Town, the oldest area referred to as L’Auge is closest to the river and includes the parcel of land located between the Bern Bridge and the St. Jean Bridge, crossing St Jean Bridge...

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  • Bern Gate, Cats Tower, and the Red Tower

    Walking across the Bern Bridge coming from Place de Petite St. Jean if you turn left onto Route des Neigles you will soon arrive at the approaches to the Bern Gate, a significant structure that was so critical in the defensive fortifications of the old city. You can still see the old doors and a portion of the draw bridge, when you walk through the...

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  • FREE ART on Display... LOOK Upwards !!

    Try to keep in mind if you’re walking about to look upwards…you’re bound to see on the sides of buildings sculptures that have been incorporated into the architecture of the structures. I noticed three in the short time that I had available to me on my last visit to Fribourg in July of 2010The first one that I noticed was on a house on the Rue De...

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  • Lower Town Bridges…Baroque Era...

    On your walkabout in the Lower Town you are probably going to cross the river on three separate and distinctly unique bridges, Middle Bridge, the St. Jean Bridge, and the Bern Bridge.All three traverse the River Saane or Sarine at different places. Two of the bridges, the Middle Bridge and the St Jean Bridge are presently constructed of stone, and...

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  • Musee Suisse de la marrionette Fribourg…

    This little museum offers a whimsical interlude and an opportunity to examine a collection of puppets gathered during the World travels of the owners and curators, Jean Bindschedler and Marie Jose Aebi.Just across the Middle Bridge and just before you enter the Place de Petite St.Jean you'll find this little museum connected to a small cafe named...

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  • Place de Petitie St Jean…Old Town.

    This is a “meeting place”, a large old town square if you will, a wide open space found at the bottom of Rue Samaritaine where it intersects with Rue d’Or. Here you can find a small selection of restaurants or cafes to choose from if you would like to enjoy a meal or a beverage here, it makes a good spot to take a break if you’ve been walking for a...

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  • St. John Knights Hospitaller, the...

    The St. John’s Hospitaller was originally established in Fribourg in the Auge area of the Old Town between the years 1224 and 1228, as development occurred in this area they moved to the present location in 1259.Grouped around a courtyard the walled compound of the Commandery is a group of buildings that include, a church, a small chapel, a...

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  • Sculpted and Historic Fountains

    Although Fribourg is not revered for its beautiful fountains like other cities such as Rome or Paris or even Bern you may be surprised to know that here in Fribourg you’ll find a wide variety of them, many of them created in the 1500’s and all of them designed with wonderful sculpted center pieces set atop artsy columns of stone situated in the...

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  • Eglise des Cordeliers…Franciscan...

    Visiting this church is a MUST DO when you are visiting Fribourg , the medieval interior of this church is guaranteed to WOW you., and make for lasting memories. As you walk into the interior of this grand open space, the first thing that you probably will notice is the brightness and the symmetry of this Holly place. On either side of the nave the...

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  • Cathedral of St. Nicholas

    The cathedral is likely the most recognized “symbol’ of the City of Fribourg, its tower dominates the skyline and can be seen from many places throughout the city. I would think that a visit to the Cathedral is a MUST Do whenever you’re spending time here in Fribourg.This wonderful structure took more than two hundred years to construct. The...

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  • a town built on several hills

    Fribourg is a town that was built on several hills and at both sides of the meanders of a river, so you will see high bridges there and you have to step up and down at many places. All of these photos were taken from the bridge next to the townhall, from where you have a great view of the hill at the other side of the river.

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  • the townwall

    The medieval townwall can still be seen in many parts of Fribourg. In my main photo is the wall close to Murtentor, another part is on top of the hills, see my 3rd and 4th photo.

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  • The Town Hall

    The Town Hall of Fribourg is quite an impressive building, especially when you see it from the backside, where a high basement had to be constructed in order to build it at the edge of a mountain, see my 2nd photo, there is also some old medieval fortification-wall.Dont miss to take a look into the arches under the big stairs : there you will see...

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  • Eglise des Cordeliers/...

    Eglise des Cordeliers/ Franziskanerkirche looks great mainly from inside and has some very interesting and unique altars and even a "black madonna and black child" . In most cases such wooden sculptures turned black over the decades by the millions of candles that were burnt very close to them. (my last photo)

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Fribourg Hotels

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  • Hotel du Faucon

    Rue de Lausanne 76, Fribourg, 1700, Switzerland

    Satisfaction: Very Good

    Good for: Business

  • Auberge Aux 4 Vents

    You want something different, a special experience. This small hotel is owned by film producer Res...

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  • Hotel De La Rose

    Rue de Morat 1, Case postale 192, Fribourg, Fribourg, CH - 1702, Switzerland

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Couples

Fribourg Restaurants

  • Pizza at the plaza

    Molino is an upmarked Swiss Pizza chain, with pizzas from 17 Sfr. upwards. Sitting outside is really good here, since it tends to get quite load inside. However it's probably not the best Pizzeria in Fribourg.

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  • Pizzeria

    This restaurant was recommended by our B&B hostess. We arrived early lucky for us because in no time all the tables were taken by the local people with their families. We had pasta with a generous amount of shrimps and we were very satisfied.

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  • Walliser style

    We sat on the terrace overlooking the river Saane and enjoyed a fish dinner with a glass of local wine.The Walliser meat fondue is the speciality in this restaurant. I noticed most of the guests were local and were eating different types of fondue. Raclette is also very popular - its melted cheese server with potatoes - really delicious if you...

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Fribourg Nightlife

  • for warm summernights

    Openair-cinemas are very popular in this part of Switzerland, take a look at their program, that fits all tastes from modern blockbusters to old western-movies. Tickets are 16 sfr (=11 euros). For the program of the cinema, please click on the links below, unfortunately these 2 webpages are only in Italian, french and...

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  • A special bar because you are special...

    A great place to relax by having a drink or meal here. I like this place for its particular atmosphere in a original design. I use to play pétanque on the roof with the traditional pastis, read some books, play chess on the ceiling platform, having a chat or enjoy some beers. Do not miss the funny loo for another surprise;-)

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  • Have a drink in the old town

    This used to be an old style student cafe open til late night. The old chairs, the books and the dark wood gave it a special style. However, it has now been modernly renovated and lost much of its charm. Still good, though, is the view from the balcony!

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Fribourg Transportation

  • Bicycle Rentals…Velopass

    Just beside the Fribourg train station just outside of the TOURIST INFORMATION Center you’ll see quite a few RENTAL BIKES here that you can rent for the day, the week, or even just for a few hours.Velopass is a service that you’ll find in a number of Swiss cities including Fribourg. You’ll find that in Fribourg there are a total of THREE stations...

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  • The Funicular..Unique Transit

    SLOW and Similar to Watching Paint DRY...Over the years I have read bits and pieces here and there about the Funicular that exists here in Fribourg and I discovered during one of my walkabouts exactly where it is located, just off the south side of one of the main roads here, La Routes des Alpes, just a little bit of a walk west of the Place de...

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  • Train Station Fribourg..

    I’ve used the train station here a number of times and its central location is terrific for accessing many of the sights and attractions of Fribourg. The train station here in Fribourg is not a large station at all so finding your way around is quite EASY.You’ll find the usual ticket offices of SBB where in addition to purchasing tickets you can...

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Fribourg Local Customs

  • Rue de Lausanne...PEOPLE Place...

    If the weather is nice an you enjoy a meal or a beverage outdoors you might want to head to this little street...its loaded with outdoor cafe's and shopping.I only cruised through here on my way to the Lower Town and didn't stop although in places it was quite busy and seemed a popular "meeting place" of sorts.Its close to the train station and you...

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  • Rue de Romont….PEOPLE PLACE...

    I ventured down this street on a Wednesday during a visit in July of 2010 and it was a “sea” of people. A” temporary” market was set up selling fruits and vegetables, fresh breads, flowers, cheeses, and odds and ends.Rue de Romont is a PEDESTRIAN only street and there are no cars or vehicles allowed here. It’s easily accessed from the train station...

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  • old Tannery

    The Neuveville DistrictThe old part of town, once had water-intensive tanning and textile-related industries.

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Fribourg Off The Beaten Path

  • Modern Era Bridges…Historical...

    Given that the city of Fribourg is built along the banks of a river and that river snakes and bends it stands to reason that the city has an abundance of bridges to cross that body of water.There are two modern bridges that I think are unique and both bridges are a part of the skyline of modern day Fribourg. The two bridges are the Zaehringen...

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  • Murten - just 15km from Fribourg

    Murten is an interesting town with medieval townwalls in the south-west of Bern and in a distance of just 15km from Fribourg.Morat is its french name and german and french,both languages are used here in this part of Switzerland, in Fribourg as well as in Murten.The medieval towncentre of Murten is still almost totally surrounded by the medieval...

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  • Eglise de la Visitation

    Eglise de la Visitation is an interesting church that I found accidentally while walking from Murtentor to the city of Fribourg. At first I admired the fancy doorhandle (my last pic) then I came to an ornate fence (pics 1&3), protecting the great works of art. This interesting church was built by J.F. Reyff from 1653-1656.

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Fribourg Favorites

  • TOURIST INFORMATION Center…

    This is RESOURCE TIP...The main tourist information center is within eye sight of the train station in the center of the downtown of Fribourg. It’s in a great location and provides a great variety of resources to begin your acquaintance with Fribourg.If you are arriving by train here when you enter into the main foyer of the station you will see...

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  • Links, maps & more

    I had just 2 hours in Fribourg and that was certainly a good start but not enough at all. If you like to read some more infos about Fribourg, just click on this link :www.fribourgtourisme.chand for a map of the city, click here 5-6 hours is what I plan for my next visit in Fribourg, because I think it is also necessary to walk over some of the...

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  • Beautiful views by the river...

    Beautiful views by the river and admire the architecture of this place. In the distance the road bridge in the new town area can be seen.

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