Things to do in Freiburg im Breisgau

THE 15 BEST Things to Do in Freiburg im Breisgau

Things to Do in Freiburg im Breisgau


Top Attractions in Freiburg im Breisgau

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Gothic cathedral featuring a 750-year-old bell, 71 gargoyles, and a tower with panoramic views. Stained glass windows and artwork adorn the interior, enhanced by regular organ concerts.
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  • superfluouschap
    Washington, DC102 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Stunning cathedral, HUGE, right in the town square. We went on a Saturday and there was a full market going on -- people selling food, crafts, meats, fruits. Festive...really special place.
    Written July 14, 2024
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  • Mark
    Amersham, UK1,919 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    The square around the Minster is really great and is a great setting for the Minster. Its a large open space surrounded by a lot of charming buildings, cafes and restaurants. Every day there is a market filled with great fresh fruit and veg, food and craft stalls.
    Written October 14, 2023
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  • Emily A
    12 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    All the alleys, canals and those cute buildings. Such a great spot to do good pictures and just enjoy your time!
    Written June 13, 2023
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  • Simon G
    Milton Keynes, UK1,026 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    My wife and I sought this place out following the fantastic reviews on trip advisor and we were not disappointed. The zoo is superbly laid out, there is plenty of room for the animals and they are well looked after, making the free entrance even more incredible. A could have tips though, if you are driving here parking is 10 euros as of 2024. If you are getting public transport the number 19 bus is very infrequent often there is only 1 or 2 an hour. You can walk the 40 minutes to/from the tram stop (which we did 1 way) but you are walking along the one road in and out for most of that journey. This did. To diminish our enjoyment of our day but just helpful to know. The biergarden also sells good value pils lager and the food looked good (we did not eat here).
    Written June 18, 2024
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  • Kevin P
    Tempe, AZ415 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    I believe this museum was created to store the artifacts from Freiburg cathedral. It is well laid out and almost guides you through the center hall with its superhuman statues from the cathedral, into the side aisles, displaying paintings and liturgical objects, and then upwards to stained glass and artifacts. There are a number of well known masters on display, like Carlo Crivelli and Hans Baldung Grien. If you are interested in buying catalogs from past exhibits, some are for sale at the entrance. I picked up a nice one on Winterhalter for 20 odd Euros.
    Written January 2, 2023
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  • Ann C
    Nashville, TN3,291 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    If you enjoy hiking/walking/views then this area is a nice find. I do not recommend the vernacular (Schlossberg bahn) was a waste of money in my opinion, if you are in a healthy state I recommend walking the path up instead.

    The tower at the top provides lovely views on a clear day.
    Written January 11, 2024
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  • Mark
    Amersham, UK1,919 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Part of the charm of Freiburg is simply wandering around and enjoying the charming buildings of the old town. This is one of those iconic buildings - its in a pleasant square.
    The Town Hall is home to the registry office for weddings so during the week there are a steady stream of groups of happy brides and grooms leaving from having registered their marriage.
    Written October 13, 2023
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  • 23rita
    Davie, FL558 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    This is one of two city gates remaining of the original five. The other is called Martinstor which is not to be missed! This is a great photo op as is the other gate. This was built around 1250 originally open towards the inside of the city and was only enclosed with a stone wall in 1547. In 1572, a stone turret was added and in 1900 the height was doubled. It is worth your time to view!
    Written October 6, 2023
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  • Mark
    Amersham, UK1,919 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Spectacular building right next to the hotel where we were staying. Disappointed not to be able to go in and have a look around.
    Written October 13, 2023
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  • Raintree_Thailand
    Bangkok, Thailand4,206 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Older of the two remaining Freiburg city gates, dating back to 1202, but rebuilt several times over the years. The current Martinstor appearance is tarnished with a McDonald’s sign (although thankfully no golden arches). Surprising that local officials have allowed this.
    Written January 14, 2023
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  • Graeme J
    12 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    We took our two children 9 and 6 here on a recent day out for a walk around the lake and play in the parks (mainly because as outdoor feral kids they were going stir-crazy on a city break - more fool us). Despite some of the look-outs feeling (and smelling) a bit grubby, the play parks were clean and they really enjoyed playing with the water pumps and on the climbing towers - which make the children's play parks back in the UK look miserable by comparison. A lovely walk around the lake with some free (I hope) parking available this place is well worth a visit. The mini-golf was unfortunately closed, but there are public toilets available at the entrance to the building which is always a plus with little ones.
    Written August 23, 2022
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  • simmondsi
    Darmstadt, Germany748 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We are fans of old cemeteries and this one goes back a long way. Near the entrance are graves dating back to people born in the 18th century. To find the famous grave of the young girl with the fresh flowers, head along the wall to the right assuming you enter via the entrance on the East side.

    A peaceful place and nice and shady on a hot day. We saw locals just relaxing or even snoozing there.

    If you found my review helpful I would appreciate your vote.
    Written August 12, 2021
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