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Freiburg im BreisgauGermany

The jewel of the Black Forest, Freiburg is a major university city in southwest Germany with a laidback charm and beauty of its own.

Nestled in the corner of the German state of Baden-Württemberg and on the edge of the Black Forest, Freiburg is famed for its university, its sunny climate, its vineyards and its clearly independent nature. Despite its location within Germany and proximity to France and Switzerland, it exhibits a very local form of patriotism. You'll hear the local Baden anthem far more often than the German national one.

Perhaps the key is that Freiburg has such a strong heritage of its own. Visit the Minster, the city’s cathedral and one of its most famous sights, to discover one of the oldest churches in Europe. If you climb the stairs to the top of the tower you’ll get to enjoy captivating views of the entire city. Every morning you’ll even find a Market taking place on the square surrounding the Minster, with all kinds of local produce available.

The small storm water canals that parallel the streets of the inner city are part of Freiburg’s particular heritage and folklore. It is said that if you step into one by accident, you will end up marrying a Freiburger. For more local heritage, head for Schwabentor and Martinstor, the two remaining old city gates.

Alternatively, for a more relaxed way to spend time in Freiburg, visit the manmade lake at Seepark or the city’s Botanic Garden. Just a short distance from the historic city center you can hike up the Schlossberg to reach the tower at the top of the hill, and be rewarded with a spectacular view of the Black Forest.

The city is perhaps best known to the world as the home of the University of Freiburg, one of the most famous German universities and among the oldest in the world, dating back to 1457. It is home today to 22,000 students, giving the city a strong student vibe.

Top hotels in Freiburg im Breisgau

Novotel Freiburg am Konzerthaus
Novotel Freiburg am Konzerthaus
4 out of 5
Konrad Adenauer Platz 2, Freiburg im Breisgau, BW
Free cancellation
The price is Rs6,398 per night from 2 Feb to 3 Feb

Situated in Freiburg im Breisgau, this hotel is steps away from Southern Black Forest Nature Park, Goethe Institute and Freiburg Concert Hall. Blue Bridge and ...

4.1/5Very Good! (980 reviews)
Good - but one more coffee machine please

"Excellent considering the difficulty with COVID restriction. Only small suggestion is to have more than one coffee machine in service. This would avoid people having to be too close at the breakfast. Good location, convenient to centre (10-15 minutes walk)"…"

Reviewed on 13 Sep 2020

Novotel Freiburg am Konzerthaus
Hotel Hirschen
Hotel Hirschen
4 out of 5
Breisgauer Straße 47, Freiburg im Breisgau, Baden-Wuerttemberg
The price is Rs8,771 per night from 30 Jan to 31 Jan

Located in the heart of Freiburg im Breisgau, this hotel is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Southern Black Forest Nature Park and within 3 miles (5 km) of Blue Bridge and ...

4.4/5Excellent! (228 reviews)
Very nice

"Lovely room, but was a little disappointed not to have a balcony. Otherwise very nice"…"

Reviewed on 28 Sep 2020

Hotel Hirschen
The Alex Hotel
The Alex Hotel
3.5 out of 5
Rheinstraße 29, Freiburg im Breisgau
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is Rs7,993 per night from 2 Feb to 3 Feb

Located in the heart of Freiburg im Breisgau, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Southern Black Forest Nature Park, Old Town Hall (Altes Rathaus) and Freiburg ...

4.6/5Wonderful! (147 reviews)
Modern hotel with a coziness factor.

"Spotty wifi in my room but they did offer to move me so that was outstanding customer service."…"

Reviewed on 12 Aug 2020

The Alex Hotel
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Top Holiday Rentals in Freiburg im Breisgau

City Penthouse mit Dachterrasse
City Penthouse mit Dachterrasse
4 out of 5
Wallstr. 20, 4 OG, Freiburg im Breisgau
The price is Rs5,395 per night from 2 Feb to 3 Feb

Located in the heart of Freiburg im Breisgau, this apartment building is steps away from Southern Black Forest Nature Park and Schwabentor Gate. Breisacher Gate ...

3.4/5Good! (9 reviews)

"Rooftop deck was definitely the best part. Amazing views. About a block to the tower of the old city wall: excellent location, walkable to everywhere (even with a 4yo). Keep in mind it is a walk up (4th floor) and actual apartment is another narrow, almost spiral, staircase from entrance and kitchen. ..."…"

Reviewed on 4 Sep 2018

City Penthouse mit Dachterrasse
Freiburger-ferienwohnung
Freiburger-ferienwohnung
3 out of 5
Zollhallenstr. 10, Freiburg im Breisgau, Baden-Wuerttemberg
The price is Rs4,547 per night from 29 Jan to 30 Jan

Situated in Freiburg im Breisgau, this apartment building is within 1 mile (2 km) of Southern Black Forest Nature Park, Messe Freiburg and Max Planck Institute ...

4.8/5Exceptional! (20 reviews)
Highly Recommended

"We stayed as two couples .. Friends. Self Check In was amazing fast and easy. I would love more information prior to arrival in English more detailed information about "room service". We knew there was no room service but we didn't know "the owners" wouldn't even change the towels. No Body uses the ..."…"

Reviewed on 10 Sep 2019

Freiburger-ferienwohnung
Aparthotel Adagio Access Freiburg (Opening March 2021)
Aparthotel Adagio Access Freiburg (Opening March 2021)
3 out of 5
Eugen Martin Strasse 1, Freiburg im Breisgau

Situated in Freiburg im Breisgau, this aparthotel is within a 15-minute walk of Southern Black Forest Nature Park and Messe Freiburg. Max Planck Institute of ...

Aparthotel Adagio Access Freiburg (Opening March 2021)
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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