"Lovely Old Town Freiburg" Freiburg im Breisgau by JetlagCity

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University Town

Freiburg is an old university town on the edge of the Black Forest. It used to be a walled town in the Middle Ages and you can still see two of the gates to the town. This one, St. Martin's gate, is in the historical Old Town section, which was a pleasure to walk through.

There are waterways cut into the streets for water to run through in the summertime. They used to be (and perhaps still are) used for cooling off. I bet that running water is a nice addition to the feel of downtown on a hot summer day.

Look at what I came across! It's not everyday you'll find an orange and white striped zebra in a downtown window : )

A Small Tip for English speakers looking for a book to read on the flight home - two of Freiburg's bookstores have a section of books in English.

Freiburg's Munster Cathedral

This is one of the big highlights of the city - check out this fantastic woodwork and the organ pipes.

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  • Last visit to Freiburg im Breisgau: Mar 2004
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  • hunterV's Profile Photo
    Sep 29, 2008 at 12:43 PM

    I enjoyed my visit there too! Great!

  • Nemorino's Profile Photo
    Oct 21, 2005 at 12:42 AM

    Nice photos and tips. Haven't seen you online for a while, just wanted to say hello.

  • keida84's Profile Photo
    Aug 4, 2005 at 4:02 PM

    I need to switch my page to imm Breisgau and not Neckar! Great photos, isn't Frieberg a great town?

  • matcrazy1's Profile Photo
    Apr 18, 2005 at 3:04 PM

    Nice little page. Great, old architecture there, I see.

  • globetrott's Profile Photo
    Sep 30, 2004 at 4:11 PM

    a lovely page ! it is a pity that most tourists just pass by Freiburg im Breisgau without visiting !

  • Manara's Profile Photo
    Jun 29, 2004 at 12:08 PM

    Great pictures! Freiburg is in my list of places I want to visit.

  • DavidKeeling's Profile Photo
    May 3, 2004 at 6:07 AM

    Thanks for a peek at some regions where I have yet to visit. Germany is a wonderful country, and you have some great photos to prove it.


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