Lake Constance

Maritime Feeling with Alpine Views

Lake Constance is Germany’s largest inland body of water, it covers a total of 536 km2 and lies in the tri-border region of Germany, Switzerland and Austria.
There are many beautiful places around the lake, such as Konstanz, Überlingen and Meersburg.
The island of Mainau is an attraction and a popular excursion destination. You can reach Mainau via a bridge from the south bank or with an excursion boat from the white fleet.

In summer, the best conditions for sailors, surfers and swimmers are very alluring. Cyclists are not neglected either. A 260km long bike path leads around Lake Constance.

Getting there:
By car from Freiburg on the B31 towards Donaueschingen for 70km through the Black Forest to the A81 motorway. Take the onramp in the direction of Singen / Landau / Konstanz and follow this for another 20km to the 40 Hegau interchange. Then follow the B33 towards Konstanz.
Driving time approx. 2 hours.
With the Deutsche Bahn regional train S10 towards Donaueschingen. In Donaueschingen there is a change to the Regional Express to Engen. In Engen change to bus 942 to Bahnhof Süd / MAGGI, Singen (Hohentwiel). From there you continue with the Regional Express in the direction of Constance.
Travel time 3 hours.

For detailed information please refer to the region’s website

The world’s largest cuckoo clock & the Black Borest museum

Embark on a journey back in time…

Embark on a journey into a bygone era and marvel at the largest cuckoo clock in the world in Triberg – the wheel diameter is 2.60m, the movement weighs 6t and the pendulum is 8 meters long.
The interior Black Forest Museum was opened in 1936 and offers a look back at the life of the people of the Black Forest covering over 4 centuries. Discover traditional costumes, wood carvings, old handicrafts and straw weaving.

Getting there:
Take the regional train from Freiburg main station in the direction of Offenburg. Then change in Offenburg to the Regional Express in the direction of Konstanz, get off in Triberg. Driving time 1h 40 min.
By car from Freiburg on the B31 towards Donaueschingen. Look for the Exit Buchenbach /St. Märgen and immediately turn right onto Höllentalstraße and follow this 4 km until the junction on the right onto Spirzenstraße.
Stay on Spirzenstraße and after 8 km turn left onto the B500 towards Triberg / Furtwangen. Follow the B500 to Triberg.
Driving time approx. 1 hour

For information on opening hours and entrance fees, please refer to the
>museum’s website

Schwarzwaldmuseum Triberg
Wallfahrtstraße 4
D-78098 Triberg

The University’s Botanical Gardens

Dive into the fascination of nature

The first botanical garden at the University of Freiburg was laid out as a teaching garden by the medical faculty as early as 1620, making it one of the first botanical gardens in Germany. Numerous famous botanists among the directors made it well known. After several relocations, today’s botanical garden was laid out in 1912. It has the evolution of plants as a continuous central theme and consists of the habitats of alpine vegetation, dunes, heather, swamp, bogs and water. Even today, research, learning and teaching is carried out in the botanical garden, and it is open to the public (free entry).

The outdoor area invites you to take a long walk with lots of information – native and medicinal plants can be found here as well as tropical and exotic species.
But even in rainy weather, the four thematically divided greenhouses offer young and old visitors exciting things to discover from the field of botany!
Numerous events and regular tours even offer those who are advanced in the subject matter new and exciting things to discover at any time!

Getting there:
Take tram line 2 or 4 to the Botanischer Garten stop, then another 5 minutes on foot.
Due to the lack of parking facilities, we advise against arriving by car.

Botanischer Garten der Universität Freiburg
Schänzlestraße 1
79104 Freiburg

For further information please refer to the university’s >website

Planetarium Freiburg

Reach for the stars

At first glance the 13-meter-wide planetarium dome that has been rising from the building at the north end of the main train station since 2002 seems a bit strange. Freiburg’s planetarium was moved here when the old projector had done its job and its projected planets wobbled more and more. Today you will find one of the most modern planetariums in the world under this dome, which can accommodate up to 140 guests for a journey through the cosmos!

The Freiburg Planetarium offers a varied program for children from 5 years as well as for adults. Let yourself be carried away into the fascinating world of our universe and travel under the dome of the planetarium into the starry sky!

How to get there:

You can reach the planetarium in 10 minutes on foot.

Planetarium Freiburg
Bismarckallee 7g
79098 Freiburg i. Brsg.

For further information please refer to the planetarium’s >website

Strasbourg – the European Capital

The heart of Europe beats in Strasbourg

Over the centuries and with Europe’s turbulent history, Strasbourg has repeatedly wandered back and forth between Germany and France. As a sign of European reconciliation, it is now the seat of the European Parliament and numerous other European institutions. And this eventful history has left its mark, which can be found all over the city. Typical examples of architecture can be found from every epoch, the Alsatian cuisine combines the down-to-earth, hearty German with French finesse and the local language is a strange mixture of German and French. In addition, one of the largest universities in France attracts international students from near and far.
There is a lot to marvel at and discover in every season and in every weather. Stroll through the old town, which has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site as a whole. Discover the many faces of this city on a boat tour around the old city center and into the Europaviertel. Feel the lively vibrancy of the European capital while enjoying a culinary delicacy from the region on one of the numerous terraces or in the restaurants!

Getting there:

With the regional train of the Deutsche Bahn from Freiburg main station to Strasbourg train station via Offenburg, where you need to change to the train of the SWEG approx. 1h 30 min. Or by car in 1h 15 min. Via the A5 towards Karlsruhe to exit 54 Appenweier, then follow the B28 in the direction of Strasbourg.

For additional information please refer to the city’s >website

Keidelbad Freiburg - Therme abends

Keidel

Keidel – Freiburg’s Thermal Baths

The healing and curative water from its own spring has been used in Freiburg’s thermal baths for rest and relaxation for over 40 years!

Indoor, outdoor and various spring pools as well as a newly designed sauna area of over 3000m² invite you to relax and enjoy yourself. The offer is rounded off with a variety of wellness and health treatments.

Located in the Mooswald directly at the gates of Freiburg, the thermal baths are the perfect destination for a short (or longer if you prefer) escape from everyday life!

Getting there:

By tram and bus in about 40 minutes from downtown Freiburg, every 30 minutes
You can reach the thermal baths in about 25 minutes by car.

Keidel Mineral-Thermalbad Freiburg
An den Heilquellen 4
79111 Freiburg im Breisgau
https://www.keideltherme.com/

Badeparadies Schwarzwald

Badeparadies Schwarzwald

Badeparadies Schwarzwald

Your tropical destination in the mid of the Black Forest!

The Badeparadies Schwarzwald in Titisee offers an excellent destination for all age groups and all interests relating to water fun, relaxation and leisure. Over 300 real palm trees, the “Blue Lagoon”, 12 lovingly themed saunas and over 1200 meters of sliding on 23 high-tech slides are the “paradise” in the middle of the Black Forest.

Divided into three subject areas, you will find the right thing for every age and level of activity:
The (textile-free) SPA and sauna world PALAIS VITAL offers wellness and relaxation on an area of over 6000m².
The blue lagoon of the PALM OASIS welcomes you to 15,600m² – for wellness, relaxation and unwinding.
And the slide universe of the GALAXY SCHWARZWALD offers fun and action for all age groups!
The physical well-being is of course also well taken care of – let your mind wander for a day!

Getting there:

Reachable by S-Bahn from Freiburg in an hour – or by car in 40 minutes.

Badeparadies Schwarzwald
Am Badeparadies 1
79822 Titisee-Neustadt

For detailed information, opening hours and rates, please refer to the locations’s >website

Steinwasen-Park Oberried

Black Forest animal and leisure park

Fun excursion for the entire family, with any weather conditions!

The Steinwasen Park below the Schauinsland summit is an animal and leisure park with a cable car, double toboggan run and a large indoor playground. Habitat-correct animal enclosures and dreamlike Black Forest adventure landscapes inspire young and old.

On the longest pedestrian rope bridge in the world, visitors cross the adventure landscape.

Getting there:

With the S-Bahn to Kirchzarten and the bus 7215 from Freiburg in an hour – or by car in about 20 minutes.

Steinwasen-Park
Steinwasen 1
D-79254 Oberried

For additional information please refer to the park’s >website