Unanimously hailed as the ‘jewel of the Black Forest,’ the verdant and venerated city of Freiburg im Breisgau offers visitors a cultural banquet. Its rich architectural and artistic appeal stems from the city’s magnificent museums and fine ecclesiastical examples, and a youthful and vibrant atmosphere is created by the city’s prestigious university. Serene strolls through the atmospheric Old Town are sure to reveal a cheerful and charismatic city in which visitors will want to spend a week.
Rising above the cityscape in grandiose and Gothic glory is the Freiburg Minster Cathedral, a sophisticated symbol of worldly and wonderful architecture. Dating back to the 13th century, this architectural melange has a distinctive pink hue and houses two ornate altars and many elaborate tapestries.
Freiburg’s commanding castle enjoys a resplendent roost upon Schloss Hill, a verdant vantage point from which stunning panoramas can be enjoyed. The dynamic Schlossbahn Funicular connects the city with the castle, and proves an incredibly enjoyable ride.
A Thriving Artistic Scene
Freiburg enjoys a thriving artistic scene which is enhanced by the rich selection of public and private art collections; the Freiburg Modern Art Gallery is the most prominent, and a presents a picturesque palette of creative contemporary art from the current century. Regular and varied art collections are also exhibited in the private galleries at regular intervals.
A restaurant that truly embraces Freiburg’s vibrant and cosmopolitan culture is El Gallo, a magnificent Mexican restaurant that bursts with colour and charisma. After enjoying a frozen margarita, ease yourself into a leather booth in order to enjoy the spice and sparkle of typical Mexican cuisine. Flavoursome burritos come stuffed with meat, salad and cheese, while traditional mole tomale offers an alternative experience of the world renowned gastronomy. (Auf der Zinnen 12, 79098 Freiburg im Breisgau)