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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

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Motel One Freiburg
Motel One Freiburg
Friedrichring 1, Freiburg im Breisgau, DE
The price is Rs7,924 per night

Located in the heart of Freiburg im Breisgau, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Muensterplatz and Freiburg Main Cathedral. Old Town Hall (Altes Rathaus) ...

4.4/5Wonderful! (254 reviews)

"Very good value-for-money accommodation in a well situated hotel. Small rooms but modern, clean and well appointed."…"

Reviewed on 9 Jul 2020

Motel One Freiburg
Novotel Freiburg am Konzerthaus
Novotel Freiburg am Konzerthaus
4 out of 5
Konrad Adenauer Platz 2, Freiburg im Breisgau, BW
The price is Rs9,393 per night

Situated in Freiburg im Breisgau, this hotel is steps away from Goethe Institute, Freiburg Concert Hall and Blue Bridge. Freiburg Theater and University of Freiburg ...

4.1/5Very Good! (956 reviews)
Visit Freiburg and stay at the Novotel

"This hotel is comfortable and convenient. Freiburg is a beautiful city in this southern part of Germany, with lots to see and do. The staff of the hotel were especially helpful."…"

Reviewed on 15 Mar 2020

Novotel Freiburg am Konzerthaus
Hampton by Hilton Freiburg
Hampton by Hilton Freiburg
3 out of 5
Zita-Kaiser-Strasse 32, Freiburg im Breisgau
The price is Rs5,540 per night

Located in the heart of Freiburg im Breisgau, this hotel is within 1 mile (2 km) of Messe Freiburg and Max Planck Institute of Immunobiology and Epigenetics. ...

4.2/5Excellent! (905 reviews)

"I really liked the hotel. Very good location. Rooms were also good. Awesome breakfast. There is 24X7 convenience store as well. Walking distance to all restaurants and a famous church. We had booked a car and dropping station was just next to the hotel."…"

Reviewed on 13 Jul 2020

Hampton by Hilton Freiburg

Popular places to visit in Freiburg im Breisgau

Messe Freiburg
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Messe Freiburg

4/5(9 reviews)

Attend one of the fairs, conferences or shows at this vast indoor and outdoor exhibition space, which hosts dozens of events each year. 

Freiburg Main Cathedral
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Freiburg Main Cathedral

4.5/5(14 reviews)

Climb the steeple of Freiburg’s cathedral for views across the city. Admire its Gothic architecture with two feet on the ground.

University of Freiburg
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University of Freiburg

4/5(1 review)

Soak up the academic energy which runs through the heart of Freiburg city center as you explore this centuries-old university. 

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4/5(3 reviews)

See Freiburg against the backdrop of the Black Forest by climbing this leafy mountain on the edge of the city center.

Old Town Hall
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Old Town Hall

Discover all that Freiburg has to offer at its historic town hall, today a conveniently located tourist information center.

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In the center of Old Town, this statue is Freiburg’s popular meeting point, the perfect place to start any exploration of the city.

Reviews of Freiburg im Breisgau


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24 Dec 2019

Freiburg is a really nice city which is especially magical at Christmas time. We really liked walking around and seeing the beautiful buildings and spending time in the Christmas markets.

5/5 - Excellent

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13 Jul 2019

Beautiful city with fabulous views.

5/5 - Excellent


18 Jun 2019

Lovely town in a great location with good connecting roads to wonderful places

4/5 - Good

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17 Jun 2019

Good base for travelling to the Black Forest. Perhaps lacked the small intimate bars compared to other German cities I have visited. My wife is Asian and she all too often stared at and was very uncomfortable particularly by the middle aged women.

5/5 - Excellent

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20 May 2019

Freiburg is a lovely city..Choose a centrally located hotel near the old town if you want to make the most of your stay.

5/5 - Excellent

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24 Apr 2019

Beautiful town. Excellent for walking in the forest

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