Facing the Münster’s south side and embellished with polychrome tiled turrets is the arcaded brick-red Historisches Kaufhaus, an early...
Museum für Stadtgeschichte
The sculptor Christian Wentzinger’s baroque townhouse, east of the Historisches Kaufhaus, now shelters this museum, spelling out in...
Dip into the past as represented by artists working from the Middle Ages to the 19th century at this superb museum in a sensitively...
Right on the square, this 18th-century guardhouse serves local Müller-Thurgau and Pinot noir wines at the tasting tables. If they...
Münsterplatz Food Market
Bag local goodies (honey, cheese, fruit and the like), or snack on a wurst-in-a-bun, topped with fried onions.
Münsterplatz · interesting places nearby
Freiburger Münster information
With its lacy spires, cheeky gargoyles and intricate entrance portal, Freiburg’s 11th-century minster cuts an impressive figure above the central market square. It has dazzling kaleidoscopic stained-glass windows that were mostly financed by medieval guilds and a high altar with a masterful triptych by Dürer protege Hans Baldung Grien. Square at the base, the tower becomes an octagon higher up and is crowned by a filigreed 116m-high spire. On clear days you can spy the Vosges Mountains in France.
Closer to the ground, near the main portal in fact, note the medieval wall measurements used to ensure that merchandise (eg loaves of bread) were of the requisite size.
Note that the cathedral is closed for visits during services (exact times are available at the info desk inside).