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10 Summer Activities for a Hot Day in Freiburg

Summer at last! During your vacation in Freiburg, you should spend every free minute outside in the summer temperatures. We present the 10 things that you absolutely have to do in Freiburg during the summer.

Gummistiefel im Bächle Freiburg
Gummistiefel im Bächle Freiburg - © FWTM-Antal

#1 Swimming in the quarry pond: Lakes in Freiburg

Come on in, the water's fine! On hot summer days, there’s nothing better than to lie down by the lake and cool off in the fresh water. Good thing there are plenty of beautiful quarry ponds in Freiburg and its surroundings. We have a small selection ready for you here.

Badesee Freiburg
Badesee Freiburg - ©

#2 Eating ice cream with your feet in the Bächle

Walking through the city center, in search of an ice cream parlor? Freiburg has a lot to offer there. To make sure your feet also get some refreshment, get an ice cream in a waffle cone and cool your feet in the Bächle. That’s how we enjoy ice cream in Freiburg!

Eis essen mit Füßen im Bächle
Eis essen mit Füßen im Bächle  - © FWTM

#3 Watching movies at the open-air cinema

Want to go see a movie, but with the summer temperatures, you don’t want to sit in the dark cinema hall? No problem – visit an open-air cinema in Freiburg and watch a film outside in the Mensagarten or at the summer night cinema in the Schwarzes Kloster (Black Monastery).

Sommernachtskino - © Markus Herb

#4 Drinking beer in a beer garden

Summer time is beer garden time. What could be better than enjoying a cool beer in a relaxed atmosphere in summer weather? There’s a vast selection of beer gardens in Freiburg. Whether in the city center, on the Schlossberg, or in the beer garden at the Seepark (Lake Park) in Freiburg – the main thing is savoring the flavor! Visitors to the Ganter beer garden have the opportunity to borrow a barbecue grill and enjoy bratwurst and grilled vegetables with a cool beer.

Freiburg Biergarten Pärchen wird Bier gebracht
Freiburg Biergarten Pärchen wird Bier gebracht - © FWTM-Düpper

#5 Dancing under the stars at the ZMF Freiburg

Don’t miss the Zelt-Musik-Festival (Tent Music Festival) during your summer vacation! For three weeks, you can experience concerts and variety shows at the ZMF Freiburg. More than 100 events are free of charge, while another 50 require an admission fee. A broad cultural program with artists from all over the world and from various genres awaits you: pop, East Asian, classical, traditional, modern – there’s something for every taste.

Zelt Musik Festival (Music Festival) Freiburg by night
Zelt Musik Festival (Music Festival) Freiburg by night - © ZMF-Klaus Polkowski

#6 Eating strawberries at the Münstermarkt (cathedral market)

It’s not summer without fresh strawberries. That's why you should make sure you visit the cathedral market during your stay and buy juicy strawberries from the stands, before enjoying them straightaway.

Erdbeeren auf dem Münstermarkt Freiburg
Erdbeeren auf dem Münstermarkt Freiburg - © FWTM

#7 Sharing summer moments

Let others participate in your special leisure activities in Freiburg: just upload your personal summer moment to Instagram or Facebook with the hashtag #visitfreiburg and tag @visit.freiburg.

Instagram Account visit.freiburg
Instagram Account visit.freiburg - © FWTM

#8 Going water skiing

Water skiing in Freiburg? But of course! Water skiing on Lake Tunisee allows you to let off steam and cool down at the same time. You rent the equipment on site, and then you can get started right away!

Tunisee - © Angelina Antal

#9 Enjoying blue hour at the Alte Wache (House of Baden wines)

If you want to have a really good time on a Thursday evening, stop by the Alte Wache Freiburg at blue hour. There are new tapas specialties every week – and they go particularly well with a glass of wine.

Alte Wache Freiburg
Alte Wache Freiburg - © Long

#10 Experiencing the sunset

Whether in a romantic setting with the one you love, completely relaxed alone, or cozily with friends – the sunset over Freiburg is the perfect way to round out your vacation. Don’t know where to find the best viewpoints in Freiburg? We reveal the 10 most beautiful spots for sunsets here.

Sonnenuntergang Schwabentor
Sonnenuntergang Schwabentor - © FWTM-Schoenen