Before you spend the afternoon outdoors in nature, we recommend you get some refreshment. Take a short stroll, for example, to the nearby central station, where you will find the Radstation (Bike Station), a circular building with a rooftop terrace and a lovely café offering a superb view of Freiburg. The Bike Station is also an architectural attraction, and obviously revolves around locals’ favorite means of transportation. If you are interested in a cycle tour, you can quickly and easily rent a bike here and take a ride along the Dreisam River toward the Black Forest or other destinations.
But even without a bike, the Black Forest is still within easy reach. Your itinerary now takes you back past the Colombischlössle Park. Then follow one of the narrow streets leading to the Cathedral. Or take a longer walk across the Karlsplatz or along the Schlossbergring to the Stadtgarten (Municipal Park). Between picnic meadows and the rose garden is a small pond with a very special resident, the drake. This ceramic statue rises up from the middle of the water as a memorial to the air raid of November 27, 1944, when a drake allegedly began quacking loudly, warning Freiburg citizens and saving lives.
The valley station of the Schlossbergbahn (Schlossberg Railway) is located on the south side of the Municipal Park. In three minutes, you can ride up to the Black Forest, which begins just 180 meters above the city on the Schlossberg. From this vantage point, not only can you take in the spectacular view over Freiburg all the way to the Vosges Mountains, you can also stop for a bite to eat at the Dattler restaurant. If you have time, take a stroll along the forest path up to the Kanonenplatz, which also offers a wonderful panorama. In the summertime, we recommend watching the sunset and enjoying a beer in the Schlossberg’s beer garden.
Did you enjoy your stay in Freiburg? We hope so and look forward to welcoming you again soon!