Breisgau is a remarkable region that occupies a picturesque pocket between the mysterious Black Forest and the River Rhine. Famed for its agreeable climate and the abundant fruit of its sprawling orchards, the Bresigau region is an area begging to be explored by the intrepid traveller; cities are guaranteed to satisfy insatiable cultural cravings and the gentle serenity of the spa town’s provide a restorative respite from the madness of metropolitan life. The region’s proximity to the French border has resulted in a wonderfully cosmopolitan culture that is most evident in the area’s creative cuisine.
The ancient town of Freiburg offers visitors a medieval mosaic of intriguing history and cultural colour; home to one of Germany’s oldest universities, the academic inheritance of Freiburg is evident within the architectural array and excellent exhibitions of the town. Erudite scholars, rapacious beer drinkers and history enthusiasts make up the town’s cosmopolitan population.
One of Freiburg’s most iconic landmarks is the Freiburg Minster, a grand example of Goth majesty that was described by a Swiss historian as possessing the most beautiful spire on earth; consecrated altars and prismatic stained glass windows decorate the interminable arches of the interior which offer guests a sense of sacred serenity.
One of the Bresigau region’s most phenomenal natural sights is undoubtedly the snow-capped summit of the Schauinsland Mountain; soaring over 1000m above sea level, the mountain allures with the opportunity for adventurous activities such as hiking, skiing and mountain biking. Those seeking stunning vistas without exertion will adore the Schauinslandbahn, a gondola lift that ascends the mountain from the quaint village of Hoben.