The Schlossberg

Freiburg’s inner city mountain

The old town of Freiburg is located at its bottom, the view is simply marvelous – almost 1000 years ago the people of Zähringen built their first castle on this mountain, which was followed by many fortifications and defenses over the years.

Today the Schlossberg is the favorite place of Freiburg residents: discovering history in the footsteps of the ancestors, jogging to get your pulse racing, climb the observation tower and enjoy the all-round view of the Kaiserstuhl and Vosges mountains, look over the rooftops of Freiburg on the Kanonenplatz, have your (inner) child enjoy one of the playgrounds, let the sun go down with a view over Freiburg, end the day with a drink in the beer garden or a menu in the restaurant – there really is something for everyone.

And so close – in just five minutes’ walk from the old town you are in this piece of nature without actually leaving the city.

Getting there:

Leave house Münsterplatz to the right, leave house Schusterstrasse to the left. Always go straight on into Konviktstraße / to Münzplatz to the Schlossberggarage and there climb the stairs and the bridge to the Schlossberg.

For those who are less comfortable on foot: the Schlossberg can also be reached without barriers; The Schlossbergbahn overcomes the steepest vertical meters for you from the Stadtgarten in a few minutes.

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.

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Colmar – picturesque and romantic

Colmar is a small Alsatian town in northeast France near the German border. The jewel of the city is the old town with its cobblestone streets and half-timbered houses.
The Renaissance and the Middle Ages shaped the ancient and romantic cityscape.
The focal point is the Place de la Cathédral with the Martinsmünster, which was built in the 13th century.
Colmar is located on the Alsatian Wine Route. This is especially famous for the Gewürztraminer and Riesling grape varieties.
During the Advent season, the Christmas market is of course also worth a visit. With its many different kind of lights and colors, it offers an impressive pre-Christmas spectacle.

Getting there:

With the regional train S1 from Freiburg main station in the direction of Breisach. In Breisach you change to bus 1076 in the direction of Colmar to Colmar Gare. Driving time approx. 1 hour 20 minutes.
By car from Freiburg on the B31 towards Gottenheim and past the Kaiserstuhl via Wasenweiler and Ihringen to Breisach. From Breisach at the roundabout in the direction of the Rhine bridge to France.
In France along the D415 at various roundabouts, continue straight ahead and follow the signs to Colmar. Later change to the D418 towards Colmar. Driving time approx. 1 hour

For more information, please refer to the town’s >website

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

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

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

Basel – the cultural center of Switzerland

For detailed information and the city’s event directory please refer to their official >website

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/