Freiburg sits surrounded by south Germany's verdant Black Forest. A lot of words can describe this university city. They include sunny, eco-friendly, historic, new, and energetic, the latter thanks to its lively student population. The old town is the city's star attraction, with its cobbled streets, gabled abodes, and cafe-lined squares – curiously run-through by petite streams.

It's also home to the city's best landmarks, like the Gothic Freiburg Minister cathedral with its towering spire, which watches over the bustling Munsterplatz. Cosmopolitan comforts abound in Freiburg, from captivating museums and international restaurants, to fashionable shops, canalside beer gardens, and buzzing nightspots.

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    The best things to do in Freiburg im Breisgau mostly revolve around the medieval town centre that this university city is known for. Located on the southern edge of Germany’s Black Forest, Freiburg's cobblestone squares are lined with late Baroque, Renaissance and Gothic buildings that were carefully reconstructed after World War II. It’s one of Europe’s most sustainable cities thanks to...

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Where to shop & what to buy in Freiburg im Breisgau

  • 10 Best Places to Go Shopping in Freiburg

    Enjoy the variety of shopping experiences available through these best places to go shopping in Freiburg. Freiburg is a historic city with a young vibe, making it a colourful and charming setting for your holiday shopping. You can stroll down picturesque shopping streets, browse through flea markets with locals or stop by a modern mall. You'll love the excitement of shopping...

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Where to go & what to do at night in Freiburg im Breisgau

  • 10 Best Things to Do After Dinner in Freiburg

    The multitude of fun things to do after dinner in Freiburg ranges from catching a concert to quaffing seasonal wines. Nestled deep within Germany’s Black Forest mountains, the scenic city is famous for its hikeable highland hills. However, lively nightlife and eclectic cultural institutions ensure there’s ample after-dark entertainment too. Thirsty travellers can rub shoulders with exuberant university students at one...

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