Top things to do

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…
Top Choice International in Freiburg


On a flower-festooned lane, this pocket-sized restaurant with clever backlighting and a menu fizzing with bright, sunny flavours attracts a rather food-literate clientele. Each dish combines just a few hand-picked i…
German in Freiburg

Englers Weinkrügle

A warm, woody Baden-style Weinstube (wine tavern) with wisteria growing out front and regional flavours on the menu. The trout in various guises (for instance, with Riesling or almond-butter sauce) is delicious.
Brewpub in Freiburg

Hausbrauerei Feierling

Thumbs up for the Feierling house brew which has kept beer lovers lubricated for over a quarter century. In summer grab a table in the lovely beer garden and stave off a hangover with honest-to-goodness German class…
Market in Freiburg


Eat your way around the world – from curry to sushi, oysters to antipasti – at the food counters in this historic market hall, nicknamed 'Fressgässle'.
Pub Food in Freiburg

Martin’s Bräu

Homebrewed pilsners wash down meaty snacks from ox-tongue salad to half-metre bratwursts. Lunch is a snip at €5.50. You'll find it off Kaiser-Joseph-Strasse.
Market in Freiburg

Münsterplatz Food Market

Bag local goodies (honey, cheese, fruit and the like), or snack on a wurst-in-a-bun, topped with fried onions.
Wine Bar in Freiburg

Alte Wache

Right on the square, this 18th-century guardhouse serves local Müller-Thurgau and Pinot noir wines at the tasting tables. If they sharpen your appetite, you can order tapas on Thursdays.
Cafe in Freiburg


In historic digs and crammed with antiques and vintage theatre posters, this evergreen pub has made the magic happen for generations of students. Check out the skeleton in the men's toilet. Summer terrace.
Gallery in Freiburg

Museum für Neue Kunst

Across the Gewerbekanal, this gallery highlights 20th-century Expressionist and abstract art, including emotive works by Oskar Kokoschka and Otto Dix.