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Freiburg Skyline & Schwabentor. FWTM/Raach
Freiburg Skyline & Schwabentor. FWTM/Raach
Freiburger Fair. Photo by Baschi Bender
Freiburger Fair. Photo by Baschi Bender
Augustinerplatz in Winter. FWTM/Raach
Augustinerplatz in Winter. FWTM/Raach
Alte Wache, Freiburg. Photo FWTM/Schoenen
Alte Wache, Freiburg. Photo FWTM/Schoenen
View of Freiburg Wintertime. FWTM/Schoenen
View of Freiburg Wintertime. FWTM/Schoenen
Wilmersdofer Solar Building. FWTM/Schoenen
Wilmersdofer Solar Building. FWTM/Schoenen
Historisches Kaufhaus. Photo Frieburg Tourism
Historisches Kaufhaus. Photo Frieburg Tourism
Schwabentor in Dämmerung. FWTM/Schoenen
Schwabentor in Dämmerung. FWTM/Schoenen

Freiburg Information

Freiburg im Breisgau also known just as Freiburg is a city in the German state of Baden-Württemberg on the edge of the Black Forest in the Upper Rhine Plain. The city dates back to the 12th century and is well known for its Albert Ludwig University, which was founded in 1457.

Although Freiburg is a city packed with history and heritage it has in recent years attracted attention for its solar industry and is known by Germans as the “Eco-City”. Leading the world to embrace renewable energy to make a difference to climate change, one will notice solar panels everywhere including on the roof of Badenova Stadium, City hall, churches, towers, private houses and apartment blocks. If you are bit of a Greens supporter, then take a look at the neighbourhoods of Rieselfeld and Vauban in Freiburg that are built with total sustainability in mind.

The historic sights to see in Freiburg include the Old and New Town Hall, the Freiburg Minister cathedral, Martinstor (Main Gate), Schwabentor (Swabian Gate) and the very popular Historical store in Münsterplatz which was a department store opened in 1532 with tourists being fascinated by its beautiful crafted façade.

In Old Town you will find the Freiburg Bächle (Small canals) that most visitors to the city find very interesting. The canals were most likely used for the provisions of water centuries ago and today provide for a popular play area for adults and children alike.

Freiburg being the city centre of the Breisgau region that is internationally recognised for its quality wine, the city celebrates the wine festival every year in the first week of July. Held at Münsterplatz, more than 400 wines are exhibited by local producers in the region making it a well worth event attending.

Another great event not to miss is the International Music Tent Festival. Held in late June early July every year, the music festival lasts for three weeks with various tents offering different music genres from rock, pop, jazz, blues, classical to dance. If you love music and live gigs then make your way to Freiburg and pencil it in on your holiday itinerary.

For more holiday information on the city of Freiburg, you may also want to visit the official government website Stadt Freiburg.

People infront ot Town Hall, Freiburg im Breisgau. Photo by Florian K
People infront ot Town Hall, Freiburg im Breisgau. Photo by Florian K
Aerial view over Freiburg im Breisgau in Spring. Photo Armin Hornung
Aerial view over Freiburg im Breisgau in Spring. Photo Armin Hornung