"Freiburg" Freiburg im Breisgau by Kathrin_E

Freiburg im Breisgau Travel Guide: 418 reviews and 1,093 photos

Freiburg im Breisgau is a much visited destination, and there are already quite a number of pages around. Because of that I won't make a complete tour with all the top sights but rather show you some less known attractions and some details that are easily overlooked.

Apart from that I want to direct your attention towards an event that is quite particular in this town and its surroundings: the alemannic carnival, known as Fastnacht" or, in local dialect, "Fasnet".

Freiburg itself is home to 35 carnival guilds. All of them organize their own event, but on carnival Monday (14.00) they're all taking part in one big parade through the city centre. And even more: they invite other guilds from all over Baden-Württemberg to participate. Usually there are more than 120 groups in the parade.

An excellent opportunity to get an overview about those many, many varieties of nowadays' alemannic Fasnet.
Bring a camera, and be there at least half an hour, better 45 minutes earlier to get a place in the front row at the rails. Be prepared for confetti attacks and similar.

Münster square is the perfect location to watch the parade - that's where I took my photos, those of you who know Freiburg well will recognize the background.

See my travelogue pages for more pics!

  • Last visit to Freiburg im Breisgau: Apr 2010
  • Intro Updated Apr 17, 2010
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  • Nemorino's Profile Photo
    Feb 3, 2013 at 10:36 AM

    Hi Kathrin, I enjoyed reading your tips about one of my favorite German cities. You certainly have found some out-of-the-way places, as well as details of the cathedral that most of us overlook.

  • german_eagle's Profile Photo
    May 4, 2010 at 9:36 AM

    "Horror in concrete", huh? :-) Thanks for the personal view on the Archive, the user's opinion is what matters, right? Oh, and I made sure NOT to step into a Bächle, LOL.

  • hunterV's Profile Photo
    Mar 10, 2008 at 7:17 AM

    Yes, Shvoretide is a great holiday there! Nice city to visit!


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