Things to do in Freiburg

Sunny Freiburg im Breisgau is the southernmost city in Germany and enjoys more hours of sunshine than any other city in the country. Freiburg is famous for its historic old town and the brooks fed by the River Dreisam, which have run through the city since the Middle Ages. Freiburg is a fantastic university city with great cafes and parks, best explored on foot or by bike. While you’re in Freiburg, enjoy Baden hospitality with locally produced wine, traditional cuisine in cosy pubs and excellent restaurants. As well as outdoor spaces and lakes in the city itself, Freiburg is close to the Black Forest and ideal for brilliant hikes up to nearby Mount Schauinsland.

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Attractions

From Freiburg Minster Cathedral to iconic museums and the Old University grounds – there’s plenty to see in Freiburg’s old town. Outside the city, enjoy long sunny days on Schlossberg hill, atop Mount Schauinsland or along the peaks of the Black Forest.

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Europa Amusement Park

Take a day trip to the nearby town of Rust and visit Europa-Park, Germany’s largest theme park. Ride the Atalantica SuperSplash, take a trip on VR Alpenexpress Coastiality rollercoaster or enjoy breathtaking views from Euro-Tower at one of the most spectacular amusement parks in Europe.

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Entertainment

Is there anything cosier than a night at the cinema? Whether you’re after a popcorn hit or cultural art house flicks, Freiburg has something for everyone.

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Places to eat

Discover delicious Baden cuisine at restaurants like Schiifeli, Sunnewirbeli, Maultäschle and Rauhbrägeldi. Freiburg is famous for its wine – why not treat yourself to a glass when you’re in town? If you’d prefer a cappuccino in the sun, try one of our favourite cafes or bistros instead.

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Nightlife

Freiburg is an exciting student city with lots of lively clubs. Find the best places to dance the night away in our guide.

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Activities

Activities

Freiburg is a great base for exploring one of the most vibrant regions in Germany. Explore vineyards, hike through the Black Forest or enjoy thrilling rollercoasters at Europa-Park.

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Culture

There’s always something fun happening in Freiburg. Events and parties are held against the backdrop of the old town and Freiburg Minster Cathedral. Take part and enjoy yourself!

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The Black Forest

Freiburg is the capital of the Black Forest – explore green forests, picturesque villages, relaxing health spas and the peaks of the Black Forest itself. Plus, find all the cuckoo clocks you could ever want.

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Getting around

Getting around

Freiburg is the southernmost city in Germany. The city ​​area can be reached by car via the A5 motorway and the federal roads B3 and B31.


Freiburg Central Station is an ICE stop. The Rhine Valley Railway is one of the most important European north-south connections.


The Euro-Airport Basel-Mulhouse-Freiburg can be reached by car in just under an hour. A bus shuttle service runs between the airport and the Freiburg bus station directly at the main train station.

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