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Bertoldsbrunnen (Bertold’s Fountain)

Freiburg

Freiburgers fondly call it “Berti,” but don’t expect a classic fountain with water spouts and a large basin.

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Adelhauser Neukloster (Adelhauser New Convent)

Freiburg

The city owes one of its most attractive buildings to the bellicose conflicts of the 17th century. The Adelhauser Convent is the magnificent result of the merging of four medieval Dominican convents that had been mostly destroyed during the Thirty Years' War and the siege of Freiburg by the French.

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Alte Münsterbauhütte (Old Cathedral Workshop – Cathedral Shop)

Freiburg

The Old Cathedral Workshop served as the workplace of the highly regarded master builders and stonemasons of Freiburg's landmark, responsible for the maintenance of the Cathedral after its construction.

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Alte Universität (Old University)

Freiburg

With just under 200 students, the Albert-Ludwigs-Universität opened its many doors in 1457, namely because it was initially located in several buildings in the city.

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Alte Wache (House of Baden wines)

Freiburg

From main guard station to wine bar: the Alte Wache, built in 1733 as part of military reinforcements, is today the House of Baden Wines.

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Altes Rathaus (Old Town Hall)

Freiburg

The Old Town Hall is located next to the New Town Hall on the Rathausplatz. The two buildings are joined by a bridge and both house the offices of Freiburg's city government.

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Augustinermuseum

Freiburg

The Augustiner Museum offers an elegant combination of historical material and modern elements, making it an architectural jewel that is admired far beyond Freiburg, and not only for its construction.

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Basler Hof (Regional Council)

Freiburg

Darkness and the laughter of fools – the history of the Basler Hof is a very lively and moving one. At the end of the 15th century, numerous patrician houses had to be demolished to make room for the prestigious secular building commissioned as a townhouse by court chancellor Konrad Stürzel on behalf of the Austrian emperor Maximilian I.

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Bächle (gutters)

Freiburg

“If visiting Freiburg for the first time, you will be pleasantly surprised by the many open streams flowing through the streets with crystal clear water.” (Description of the city from 1896)

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Colombischlössle (Archaeological museum)

Freiburg

The elegant 19th-century mansion invites visitors to embark on a journey through past millennia.

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Erzbischöfliches Ordinariat (Archiepiscopal ordinariate)

Freiburg

The monumental building of the Archiepiscopal Ordinariate is truly beautiful. The main facade of colored sandstone extends some 80 meters along Schoferstrasse.

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Erzbischöfliches Palais (Archiepiscopal palace)

Freiburg

Since the 14th century, here on the south side of the Münsterplatz, the knights of Breisgau would convene at this meeting place of the “noble drinking society.”

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Fasnetmuseum (Carnival Museum)

Freiburg

Clowns, German carnival fans and "Fasnet" enthusiasts will all get their fill of fun at Freiburg's Carnival Museum. Located in the “Haus Zum Grünen Jaspis” (House of Green Jasper), a 16th-century late medieval townhouse, from January to December, the museum celebrates the “fifth season”, another name for Germany’s beloved carnival Season.

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Freiburg Münster (Cathedral) – Our landmark

Freiburg

Why is the Cathedral at the top of the list of things to do in Freiburg and a favorite among locals?

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Gerichtslaube (Old Court House)

Freiburg

Freiburg is graced with not just one town hall but three. Read our text about the New Town Hall to learn how this situation developed over the years.

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Haus zum Walfisch (The whale house)

Freiburg

Erasmus von Rotterdam was probably the Whale House’s best-known inhabitant. The world-famous scholar lived here between 1529 and 1531, after fleeing the Reformation in Basel, Switzerland.

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Historisches Kaufhaus (Historical merchants‘ hall)

Freiburg

The dark-red, elaborately ornate building is hard to miss when passing through Freiburg’s Münsterplatz.

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Jazzhaus (Jazz house)

Freiburg

The music has been swinging and rocking in the Jazz House since 1987, making the vaulted cellar bar in the “Weinschlössle” a Freiburg institution. The stage has welcomed the likes of the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Nelly Furtado and jazz legend Miles Davis.

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Karlsplatz

Freiburg

The bus parking area has space for ten coaches and car parking is available in the adjacent underground parking garage.

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Klein Venedig (Little Venice)

Freiburg

The clear water flowing through the Gerberau and Fischerau streets reflects the picturesque facades of the old houses and their flower-bedecked windows.

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Konviktskirche (Seminary Church)

Freiburg

The "Konviktskirche" has no large cross, no elaborate ornaments and no gold – it is rather a place of quiet and meditation.

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Konviktstraße (Street Konviktstrasse)

Freiburg

When sunny days herald the arrival of summer, wisteria vines bedeck one of Freiburg's most beautiful narrow streets. The light-purple flowers adorn Konviktstrasse and its medieval houses like a profusion of garlands.

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Konzerthaus Freiburg (Concert hall)

Freiburg

The "Konzerthaus" attracts thousands of music lovers every year with its program of top-class symphony concerts, musicals and performances by the Freiburg Baroque Orchestra.

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Kornhaus (Grain House)

Freiburg

The Kornhaus on the north side of the cathedral square has always been a scene of dancing, laughter, parties and celebration.

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Kunstverein Freiburg (Art Society in the former Marienbad swimming pool)

Freiburg

The art here is very upstream! The 400-square-meter hall in the former Marienbad swimming pool building creates a very special exhibition space for contemporary art in Freiburg.

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Markthalle Freiburg (Market Place Freiburg)

Freiburg

Taste your way around the world! Sample cuisines such as the Afghan national dish of Quabili Palau, the Brazilian bean stew Feijoada, or Schäufele, a pork specialty from Baden.

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Martinskirche (St. Martin’s church)

Freiburg

The first chapel on the church’s current site dates back to 1206. In 1226, Count Konrad transferred the property to the Franciscan Friars for the construction of a monastery, which was built in stages.

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Martinstor (Martin’s gate)

Freiburg

“It would be an unprecedented act of irreverence if one were to lay a hand on these venerable and impressive witnesses of Freiburg's most ancient history with the intention of tearing them down. [...]” These were the words of Lord Mayor Otto Winterer, shortly after taking office in 1888.

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Museum Natur und Mensch (Museum of nature and man)

Freiburg

This museum, geared toward children and families, invites kids to embark upon a great expedition exploring our planet's uniqueness and diversity.

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Museum für Neue Kunst (Museum of contemporary art)

Freiburg

Permanent and special exhibitions of the Museum of Contemporary Art present important works by international painters and sculptors.

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Münsterbauhütte (Cathedral workshop)

Freiburg

For more than 800 years, specialized craftsmen have been taking care of the house of prayer. The Cathedral Workshop dates back to this time, one of Germany’s most venerable stonemason studios.

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Neues Rathaus (New Town Hall)

Freiburg

Freiburg has the great privilege of having several town halls. However, working out which one is which is not easy, given that the New Town Hall is older than the Old Town Hall, and the city’s oldest town hall is called the Gerichtslaube, or 'Old Court House'.

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Planetarium

Freiburg

Where do the stars hide in the daytime? How many planets revolve around the sun? What does the Milky Way look like?

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Radstation Freiburg (Freiburg bike station)

Freiburg

The Bike Station – innovation on two wheels! The circular building just behind the central station is the central hub for Freiburg residents’ favorite means of Transportation.

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Schlossberg (Castle mountain)

Freiburg

The Schlossberg is such a Freiburg attraction because it offers so much: the founding story of the city walks under a canopy of green forest, or sunsets over the city rooftops.

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Schlossberg (Recreation area Castle mountain)

Freiburg

Freiburg's Schlossberg, with its fantastic views of the city and the Rhine valley, traces of an eventful history, and excellent dining, invites you to hike, explore and relax.

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Schlossbergbahn (Schlossberg railway)

Freiburg

In just three minutes, the Schlossberg Railway transports you from Freiburg's Municipal Park up to the line’s namesake peak at 456 meters, the west side of which already marks the edge of the Black Forest.

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Schwabentor (Swabian gate)

Freiburg

Danger: Leave the city at your own risk! The Schwabentor was built in the middle of the 13th century as a city gate, part of Freiburg’s defense system for protecting its citizens.

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Siegesdenkmal (Victory Monument)

Freiburg

Civic fundraising to commemorate a victory: following Germany’s defeat of France in the Franco-Prussian war in 1871, Baden’s citizens from Karlsruhe to Lörrach began collecting donations to erect a monument to honor the achievement.

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Stadtbibliothek (Municipal library)

Freiburg

What can you do if Freiburg’s weather is, for once, not cooperating and you are looking for some fun activity for your kids? Fortunately, the Municipal Library will make young bookworms very happy.

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Stadtgarten (Municipal park)

Freiburg

Come springtime when the first rays of sunshine appear and the trees start to leaf, Freiburg’s Municipal Park transforms into a combination of picnic meadow, yoga center and concert venue.

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Synagoge (Synagogue)

Freiburg

The old synagogue went up in flames on the night of the Kristallnacht pogrom in 1938. Just after the Second World War, the sketches of city planners show that they were apparently already thinking about a location for a new synagogue.

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Theater Freiburg

Freiburg

Freiburg's theaters offer you the finest in performance. Come experience plays, operas and concerts on Theater Freiburg's main stage, small stage, chamber stage and in the nearby Concert Hall.

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Theater im Marienbad (Theater in the Marienbad)

Freiburg

What a theater! A favorite place among swimming enthusiasts until the 1970s, the Marienbad was reopened in 1989 as a Freiburg theater, attracting audiences of all ages with its entertaining Performances.

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Uniseum (University’s Museum)

Freiburg

The Uniseum – more than simply a Museum: Engaging museum exhibits, original works of art and portrayals of various eras bring to life the experience of studying in Freiburg in times past.

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Universitätsbibliothek (University library)

Freiburg

A cross between the comfort of your living room and dynamic co-working — you’ll study better in Freiburg! The interior of the new University Library looks like a page out of a glossy magazine.

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Universitätskirche (University church)

Freiburg

Built between 1683 and 1701 for the Freiburg Jesuit College, the church initially belonged to the religious order. A few years after the dissolution of the Jesuit order, in 1793, the church and its auxiliary buildings such as the Old University became the property of the Albert-Ludwigs-Universität.

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Wallgraben Theater

Freiburg

A small theater of great importance. This small cellar theater was founded in 1953 by a group of actor-students and is one of the oldest private theater companies in Germany.

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Wentzingerhaus (Museum of municipal history)

Freiburg

Experience firsthand the life of an artist from the 18th century at Freiburg’s Museum of Municipal History.

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Zinnfigurenklause (Tin figure cabinet)

Freiburg

The Tin Figure Cabinet is the only way to see the inside of the Schwabentor. However, it is open only from May to October as there is no heating in the premises.

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Zum Roten Bären (Inn "Zum Roten Bären")

Freiburg

The building of this inn is one of the oldest architectural structures in Freiburg. The foundations date back to the city’s establishment in 1120.

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