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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 Mediterranean in Freiburg

Wolfshöhle

With tables set up on a pretty square, Wolfshöhle is a summer-evening magnet. The menu whisks you off on a gastronomical tour of the Mediterranean, with well-executed, beautifully presented dishes listed in the mode…
Top Choice International in Freiburg

Kreuzblume

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

Schlossbergrestaurant Dattler

One for special occasions – or, heck, any occasion – this refined restaurant atop the Schlossberg has panoramic windows affording compelling surround views of Freiburg's spire-studded cityscape. The food is pretty i…
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 square's oxblood-red 16th-century Altes Rathaus (Old Town Hal…
Gastronomy in Freiburg

Zirbelstube

Freiburg’s bastion of fine dining is this Michelin-starred restaurant, decorated in warm Swiss pine. Chefs of exacting standards allow each ingredient to shine in specialities such as glazed rack of venison with car…
Mexican in Freiburg

Yepa Yepa

As authentic as a taqueria in southern Germany can be, this Mexican joint has cheery decor, smiley service and an upbeat buzz. Taking centre stage are the nicely spiced, gluten-free tacos, filled with beef, chicken,…
Cocktail Bar in Freiburg

Juri's

What a find this mulberry-hued wine and cocktail bar is, with its cushion-strewn nooks and candlelit tables. It does a head-spinning range of wines and cocktails from gin basil smashes (gin, basil, sugar and lemon) …