Attractions

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…
Cafe in Fribourg

Villars Chocolate Factory

This burnt red- and caramel-brick chocolate factory, in business since 1901, is sweet. Known for its slabs of Swiss chocolate made from Alpine-rich Gruyère milk and kid-loved têtes au choco (chocolate-covered marshm…
Cathedral in Fribourg

Cathédrale de St Nicolas de Myre

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…
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 …
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 with a multimedia show to bring the historical exhibition up to 21st-century speed. To create a comp…
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 Sfr…
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.
Museum in Fribourg

Musée Suisse de la Marionnette

Puppets prance on the stage for performances and in Saturday-afternoon puppetry workshops.
Landmark in Fribourg

Commanderie de St Jean

Area in Fribourg

Industrial Fribourg

Two of Fribourg’s more interesting industries include beer and chocolate. Sadly, the Cardinal beer factory closed down in 2010, but its Musée de la Bière Cardinal is still open for visits.The burnt-red-and-caramel-b…