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The 10 nicest things to do in Freiburg in the spring

Sunshine, flowers, and excitement in the air – it’s springtime in Freiburg! And during your vacation, the only thing on your mind is getting outdoors for some fun. We present the 10 nicest things to do in Freiburg in the spring.

Frühling-in-Freiburg - © FWTM-Antal

#1 Eating asparagus

The asparagus season in Freiburg begins in late April and ends on St. John’s Day on June 24. Asparagus growers like to call this day the “New Year’s Eve” of asparagus. You now have about seven weeks in which to treat yourself to some typical aspargus from Baden in Freiburg’s restaurants or seasonal wine taverns known asin Freiburg’s restaurants or seasonal wine taverns known as Straussenwirtschaften.

Badischer Spargel in Freiburg
Badischer Spargel in Freiburg - © FWTM

#2 Shopping at the Cathedral farmers market

Meander through the Cathedral farmers market and pick up some specialties and products typical of Freiburg, such as:

•    the famous “Lange Rote” bratwurst
•    fragrant lilacs
•    delicious asparagus
•    fresh strawberries and juicy rhubarb
•    the characteristic Cathedral farmers market tote bag
•    the typical brightly colored Bächle boat

Zwei junge Frauen mit Einkaufstüten vor Marktständen
Zwei junge Frauen mit Einkaufstüten vor Marktständen  - © FWTM-Reinke

#3 An outing to Seepark

Seepark’s popular green space offers the chance to watch turtles sunning themselves, to play some minigolf, to climb the Seeparkturm observation tower, or just to relax.

#4 Enjoying wild garlic season

Springtime is wild garlic season! Gather the delicious bulbous perennial on your own or treat yourself to it in style at a restaurant. Classic wild garlic pesto, wild garlic butter, and wild garlic salt are not only tasty, but also healthy.

Freiburg-Bärlauch - © Petra-Joos

#5 Taking a walk through Dietenbachpark

You can take a walk through nature and really unwind in Dietenbachpark or at one of Freiburg’s other lush green oases.

Blühender Baum im Dietenbachpark
Blühender Baum im Dietenbachpark - © Angelina-Antal

#6 Enjoying winter in the peaks and spring in the valleys

Skiing in the morning and swimming in the afternoon? Only in Freiburg. It takes just 45 minutes to get between Freiburg and Feldberg – ideal for going right from your skis to taking a cool, refreshing dip or warming up in the sun with a cup of coffee.

Freiburg Wintersport
Freiburg Wintersport  - © FWTM-Schoenen

#7 Visiting baby animals at the Mundenhof

Children aren’t the only ones who go crazy over adorable baby animals. A trip to the Mundenhof animal and nature adventure park means getting to see nature up close and personal.

Mundenhof-Tierbaby-Frühling - © Angelina-Antal

#8 Drinking coffee in the spring sun

After an exciting round of sightseeing or shopping, it is definitely time for a leisurely break. Refuel with a delicious cup of coffee at one of the many cafés on Augustinerplatz or at the mobile Kaffee-Kiste café in Wiehre!

Stadtgarten-Freiburg - © FWTM-Cozort

#9 Biking out to Tuniberg

Warm spring temps just beckon you to hop on a bike. Get a bike from the rental station and take a beautiful bike ride out to Tuniberg and through the Dreisam valley!

Radfahrer fährt an blühenden Bäumen vorbei
Radfahrer fährt an blühenden Bäumen vorbei  - © FWTM-Schoenen

#10 Outing to the Botanical Garden

If you need a break from the city’s hustle and bustle, then an outing to the Botanical Garden is the perfect solution. You will be able to recharge your batteries in this green oasis full of flora in blossom.

Frühling in Freiburg-Botanischer Garten
Frühling in Freiburg-Botanischer Garten - © FWTM-Escher