Fribourg attractions

Top Choice Cathedral in Fribourg

Cathédrale St Nicolas de Fribourg

Before entering this brooding 13th-century Gothic cathedral, contemplate the main portal with its 15th-century sculptured portrayal of the Last Judgment. On your right upon entering, inside the Chapelle du Saint Sép…
Top Choice Museum in Fribourg

Espace Jean Tinguely – Niki de Saint Phalle

Jump on the button to watch the Retable de l’Abondance Occidentale et du Mercantilisme Totalitaire (1989–90) make its allegorical comment on Western opulence. This museum, created in memory of Fribourg’s modern arti…
Top Choice Museum in Fribourg

Musée Suisse de la Marionnette

In an age where technology is everything, it's refreshing to see that some unique, age-old crafts that have brought joy to children and adults alike throughout the ages are being kept alive and well at this fabulous…
Area in Fribourg

Old Town

The 12th-century Old Town was laid out in simple fashion, with Grand-Rue as the main street and parallel Rue des Chanoines and Rue des Bouchers devoted to markets, church and civic buildings. The settlement later sp…
Museum in Fribourg

Musée d’Art et d’Histoire

Fribourg’s art and history museum, with an excellent collection of late Gothic sculpture and painting, is housed in the Renaissance Hôtel Ratzé. Gothic meets Goth in the underground chamber, where religious statues …
Historic Site in Fribourg

Tilleul de Morat

Legend has it that in 1476 a messenger sprinted from Murten to Fribourg to relay the joyous news that the Swiss had defeated Charles the Bold…only to drop dead with exhaustion on arrival. Onlookers, saddened by this…
Museum in Fribourg

Musée Gutenberg

Embark on a voyage of the printed word in this printing and communication museum, housed in a 16th-century granary and with a multimedia show to bring the historical exhibition up to 21st-century speed. To create a …
Church in Fribourg

Basilique de Notre-Dame de Fribourg

The highlight of this church is an 18th-century Crèche Napolitaine featuring 75 figurines re-enacting the nativity, annunciation and scenes from daily life. Push your way through the heavy grey drapes and drop a one…
Gallery in Fribourg

Fri Art

For an inspiring dose of contemporary art, head to this old red-brick seminary for some excellent temporary exhibitions. Late-night opening on Thursday includes free admission from 6pm and a bar serving drinks.
Bridge in Fribourg

Pont du Milieu

This bridge, built in 1720, was the main artery into the city of Fribourg. Utterly photogenic, the bridge itself, the scenery around it and the views from it will send shutterbugs into a trance.