Attractions

Top Choice Cathedral in Freiburg

Freiburger Münster

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 th…
Square in Freiburg

Rathausplatz

Join locals relaxing in a cafe by the fountain in chestnut-shaded Rathausplatz, Freiburg's prettiest square. Pull out your camera to snap pictures of the ox-blood-red 16th-century Altes Rathaus (Old Town Hall) with …
Museum in Freiburg

Augustinermuseum

Dip into the past as represented by artists working from the Middle Ages to the 19th century at this superb museum in a sensitively modernised monastery. The Sculpture Hall on the ground floor is especially impressi…
Viewpoint in Freiburg

Schlossberg

The forested Schlossberg dominates Freiburg. Take the footpath opposite the Schwabentor, leading up through sun-dappled woods, or hitch a ride on the recently restored Schlossbergbahn cable car. For serious hikers, …
Museum in Freiburg

Vitra Design Museum

Sharp angles contrast with graceful swirls on Frank Gehry’s strikingly postmodern Vitra Design Museum. The blindingly white edifice hosts thought-provoking contemporary design exhibitions. Buildings on the nearby Vi…
Museum in Freiburg

Archäologisches Museum

In a sculpture-dotted park sits the neo-Gothic Colombischlössle. Built for the Countess of Colombi in 1859, the whimsical red-sandstone villa now harbours this archaeology-focused museum. From the skylit marble entr…
Gate in Freiburg

City Gates

Freiburg has two intact medieval gates. The Martinstor rises above Kaiser-Joseph-Strasse, while the 13th-century Schwabentor, on the Schwabenring, is a massive city gate with a mural of St George slaying the dragon …
Historic Building in Freiburg

Historisches Kaufhaus

Facing the Münster’s south side and embellished with polychrome tiled turrets is the arcaded brick-red Historisches Kaufhaus, an early 16th-century merchants’ hall. The coats of arms on the oriels and the four figur…
Museum in Freiburg

Museum für Stadtgeschichte

The sculptor Christian Wentzinger’s baroque townhouse, east of the Historisches Kaufhaus, now shelters this museum, spelling out in artefacts Freiburg’s eventful past. Inside, a wrought-iron staircase guides the eye…
Notable Building in Freiburg

Colombischlössle

In a sculpture-dotted park sits the neo-Gothic Colombischlössle. Built for the Countess of Colombi in 1859, the whimsical red-sandstone villa now harbours this archaeology-focused museum.