Top things to do

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 Cafe in Fribourg

Le Mondial

This airy cafe-restaurant – a stylish mix of modern and vintage – gets packed at lunchtime and after work when students and suited businesspeople tuck into its house specialities, warm tartines (grilled toasts with …
Top Choice Cafe in Fribourg

Café Culturel de l’Ancienne Gare

In the old train station’s 19th-century hall, this hip and easy hang-out also doubles as a nerve centre of sorts for arty happenings involving film, performance and fashion. The hybrid cafe/cultural centre serves de…
Top Choice Traditional Swiss in Fribourg

Café Tivoli

The little town of Châtel-St-Denis, 45km south of Fribourg via the A12, warrants a visit solely for its legendary fondue moitié-moitié (made with Gruyére and Vacherin Fribourgeois) cooked up at this much-loved, fami…
Top Choice Cafe in Fribourg

La Cavatine

What is most striking about this lovely cafe is its location – in Fribourg's most up-to-the-minute piece of architecture, aptly called Equilibre to reflect its dramatic and seemingly imbalanced form. Whether you plu…
Top Choice Bar in Fribourg

Le Port

No address better reflects Fribourg's creative spirit. Squirrelled away in a former gas warehouse on the banks of the River Sarine, the Port bursts with energy. On summer days Fribourgeois hang out on its tree-shade…
Live Music in Fribourg

La Spirale

Jazz, blues, world fusion, Swiss yodelling, Spanish flamenco et al create a potent musical cocktail in this cellar club by the river. Look for the inconspicuous blue door.
Wine Bar in Fribourg


Trendies drink, dance and do shots as DJs spin electro at Talk Wine, a cafe and lounge bar above a shoe shop. Good for an after-five apéro.
Live Music in Fribourg


DJs spin various sounds inside this graffiti-covered warehouse, one of western Switzerland’s biggest stages for live concerts. Themed dance nights – deep bass, house, Swiss rock – are often free; tickets for concert…
Club in Fribourg

To See

Three dance floors, a whole lot of flashing lights and a frenetic crowd flock to this vast clubbing space opposite the old Cardinal brewery.