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From Breakfast on Freiburg’s Local Mountain to Sunset in the Kastaniengarten: What the Perfect Summer Day in Freiburg Looks Like

What makes a perfect summer day? Well of course, it's all about delicious food, cool bathing lakes, a lazy city stroll, and a refreshing beer or a passionate tango at sunset. Freiburg offers all this and much more.

Kaffee trinken am Bächle
Kaffee trinken am Bächle - © FWTM-Antal

#1 Enjoy a cozy breakfast in Freiburg

A perfect day begins with a long, lazy breakfast. The perfect choice: Freiburg’s city center with its many cafés. If you want a magnificent view with your morning coffee, have breakfast at the mountain station on Freiburg’s local mountain.

Frühstück im Blumencafé in Freiburg
Frühstück im Blumencafé in Freiburg - © FWTM-Joos

#2 Pick up fruit to snack on at the Münstermarkt (Cathedral Market)

Summer berries, stone fruit, or the first apples of the season: You can buy provisions for a warm summer’s day at the Cathedral Market in Freiburg. The opening hours are very summer-friendly: weekdays from 7:30 AM to 1:30 PM and Saturdays from 7:30 AM to 2:00 PM.

Kirschen auf dem Münstermarkt Freiburg
Kirschen auf dem Münstermarkt Freiburg - © FWTM

#3 Quarry pond or outdoor pool: Freiburg offers refreshment for the hot part of the day

When temperatures reach their high point, it's no problem at all: in Freiburg there are many ways to cool down! In addition to outdoor swimming pools and lakes, the Dreisam also offers refreshment in the hot midday hours.

Badesee Freiburg
Badesee Freiburg - © Monkey Business Images-Shutterstock.com

# 4 Stroll through Freiburg’s old town

Spend the afternoon in Freiburg’s picturesque old town with a stroll among the shops. Enjoy the houses with their colorful facades and the narrow alleys, preferably with an ice cream in your hand and your feet in the Bächle.

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

# 5 Dinner in Freiburg: Gschwelldi, Knöpfle, or Schäufele?

Classical Baden cuisine with regional wines orFreiburg Craft Beer is exactly the right thing in the evening! Discover why Freiburg is the right city for gourmets and what’s hidden behind the Baden names for the regional delicacies.

Badisch essen im Restaurant in Freiburg
Badisch essen im Restaurant in Freiburg - © FWTM-Duepper

# 6 Enjoy the sunset in the Kastaniengarten

Before the day is over, you should climb the Schlossberg. In the Kastaniengarten, you not only have a magnificent view over the old town, but you can also enjoy a wonderful sunset when the weather is good.

Sonnenuntergang Schwabentor
Sonnenuntergang Schwabentor - © FWTM-Schoenen

# 7 Dance the tango in Freiburg

In the summer, Freiburg dances outdoors, Latin American-style. If you pass the Mensabrunnen fountain on a Thursday, you just have to stop and watch the dances. Music, summer, and that typical Freiburg joie de vivre – how could a day end better?

Tanzende Menschen im Tangobrunnen Freiburg
Tanzende Menschen im Tangobrunnen Freiburg - © FWTM Polkowski