Freiburg is the sunniest city in Germany – perfect for activities in the great outdoors. There’s so much to discover both in the city and in the peaks of the Black Forest nearby.
Activities in Freiburg
Hiking in and around Freiburg
Southwest Germany has a lot to offer hikers, with vineyards and the peaks of the Black Forest on Freiburg’s doorstep. Wide forest paths and winding trails on the mountainside are great for experienced mountaineers and families alike. You might even spot alpacas as you walk along the hill paths.
One of the best hiking trails leads from the districts of Günterstal or Wiehre to Kybfelsen, where you’ll find the remains of Castle Kyburg. The hike covers almost five kilometres and reaches a height of 500 meters, ending in a scenic view of Freiburg from the summit.
The Kybfelsen is located on a ridge that stretches from Mount Schauinsland towards Freiburg. The Schauinsland, the nearest mountain to Freiburg, is ideal for long hikes and there’s a wonderful view of the Black Forest from the summit. The mountains nearby are great for climbing, especially the highest mountain in Baden, the Feldberg.
City tours around Freiburg
Münster and Bächle are easy to get to and ideal for city breaks. Enjoy a historical city tour through the old town and find hidden gems most visitors miss.
Discover fresh seasonal produce and delicious local cuisine on a culinary city tour through Münster market. And, of course, experience traditional Baden hospitality by enjoying a glass or two of local wine.
Freiburg Amusement Park
Europa-Park in the town of Rust is half an hour’s drive from Freiburg. Europa-Park is one of the most spectacular theme parks in Europe and is famous for its 13 rollercoasters and imaginative themed worlds.
Animal Parks in Freiburg
Steinwasenpark is a leisure park in the Black Forest, about 20km southeast of Freiburg. Steinwasenpark is great for action-packed family trips, with attractions like the Alpine Coaster, the adventure rope bridge and the Blitz glacier. The park is home to animals like lynxes and raccoons, ideal for teaching kids about nature.
Mundenhof animal adventure park in the west of Freiburg is the largest animal enclosure in Baden-Württemberg, covering over 38 hectares of land. Mundenhof has animals from around the world, with each enclosure representing a specific country or continent. One of Mundenhof’s highlights is the exotic centre, where you can find monkeys, meerkats and fascinating species of birds.
If there’s ever a rainy day, reach for the stars at the Planetarium Freiburg just a two-minute walk from Freiburg train station. Be immersed in the wonders of the universe and enjoy an enhanced experience thanks to all the latest technology.