Discover a wide range of animals

With an area of 38 hectares, Freiburg Mundenhof is the largest animal inclosure in Baden-Württemberg. From 1968, on the initiative of the then mayor, a local recreation area was set up for the Freiburg residents and their children on the site of the former city estate with its historic buildings. Today, mainly domestic animal breeds from all over the world and some wild animals are kept in large outdoor enclosures. The extensive area invites you to stroll; unlike in a classic zoo, the animals have a lot of space and sometimes need to be discovered by the visitor.
The network of trails is well signposted, and numerous gastronomic offers and natural playgrounds for all ages make the excursion a great experience for the entire family!
Numerous events depending on the season attract visitors from near and far.
The visit to the Mundenhof is free of charge, only the parking lot costs a daily fee of 10 € (as of February 2021).

Getting there:
With the tram line 1 to Paduaallee, then with bus 19 you can reach the Mundenhof in about an hour.
You can reach the zoo in about 20 minutes by car.

Our recommendation:
Enjoy a relaxed bike ride out of the city to the Mundenhof!
Follow the Dreisam cycle path downstream to the Lehener Brücke and then follow the signs to the Mundenhof. Duration approx. 30 minutes.

For opening hours and further information please use the vivarium’s >website

Haus 15
79111 Freiburg

Discover Freiburg by bicycle

Length: 24km / duration approx. 2 hours
Difficulty level: easy
Refreshments: everywhere

Explore Freiburg beyond the city centre on this relaxed bike tour and get to know for yourself why Freiburg is so valued by its residents.
On this route, you will see districts such as the Wiehre with its Wilhelminian style villas, the newly built and at the same time industrial-historical freight yard area, the almost village-like Oberau or the Stühlinger district, which is popular with students. Experience for yourself how close urban areas and nature are to one another in Freiburg!
You will also cross numerous green spaces such as the renatured sand trap on the Dreisam or the former state horticultural show at the Seepark.
Typical Freiburg photo motifs include the blue Wiwili Bridge and the new university library.

Die Route zum Herunterladen finden Sie >hier

The Strandbad Lido

Freiburg’s vacation destination

Beautifully located in the Dreisamtal, Freiburg’s largest outdoor swimming pool is the city’s most popular holiday destination. More than 3,300 m² of water, a 50-meter lane and many children’s attractions such as several water slides and family pools await visitors. The spacious lawn offers enough space for relaxation. Catering is also provided, from the classic outdoor pool kiosk to various ice cream stands and the Spanish tapas bar, there is something for every taste and hunger!

Getting there:
With the tram line 1 to the final stop Laßbergstraße in Littenweiler you can reach the lido in about 20 minutes.
You can also get to the lido by car in around 15 minutes, but we recommend using public transport due to the lack of parking spaces.
Our tip: just cycle comfortably along the Dreisam to the lido!

For opening hours and further information please refer to the lido’s >Website

Strandbad Freiburg
Schwarzwaldstraße 195
79117 Freiburg

Dreisam Valley

The Dreisam – Freiburg’s river, with a length of less than 30 kilometers, actually a rather unspectacular brook in comparison. Its commercial use is limited nowadays – it only feeds the Freiburg Bächle and numerous small hydropower plants, since most of the businesses that traditionally used to use its water are no longer in the city.

Rather, it is nowadays a recreational area and place of relaxation for the Freiburg region:
In summer, with its numerous renatured barrages, it serves as a bathing area, for cooling your feet and after-work drinks, as a paddling pool for children, as a companion for jogging or as a backdrop for a romantic walk.
In spring, thanks to the meltwater from the Black Forest, it swells into a raging torrent, on which you can watch brave canoeists, even close to the city centre.

Getting there:

Stroll south from the old town and follow the course of the river on the footpath (please do not use the express cycle path on foot on the bank facing away from the old town, Freiburg cyclists are not famous for showing consideration for tourists …) – upstream you will reach the Dreisamtal.

With the bike this is a wonderful short tour and the shortest route to get to nature with beautiful views of the Black Forest.

Our tip:
Experience the Dreisamtal and the backdrop of the Black Forest like the people of Freiburg – by bike! The round trip mentioned below takes you on a bike-friendly route out of the city into the countryside in the direction of the famous Höllental – you can also stop at the gate with the beautiful name “Himmelreich”. Relaxed pleasure cycling in the picturesque valley with beautiful views and numerous resting places.

Length: 39km, 370 meters in altitude, duration about 2.5 hours
Difficulty level: easy
Refreshments: on the way in several villages

You can find more information and download the cycling route here