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"Sightseeing in Optician shop" Freiberg Off The Beaten Path Tip by german_eagle

Freiberg Off The Beaten Path: 16 reviews and 77 photos

  Brillenbar shop
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  • Brillenbar shop - Freiberg
      Brillenbar shop
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  • upstairs in the shop - Freiberg
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  • wooden ceiling - Freiberg
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  • historic optician instruments - Freiberg
      historic optician instruments
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  • large hall - Freiberg
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Whether you need new glasses or not, a visit in the optician shop "Brillenbar" at Obermarkt 8 is a good idea. The shop is in one of the most beautiful townhouses in Freiberg that goes back to the 15th century. During opening hours you're free to see the upstairs rooms (fake interest or ask nicely) with painted wooden ceilings from the 1490s and frescoes on the walls. There is also a large hall accessible from the stairwell that is similar to those in Görlitz's merchant houses.

I visited on European Heritage Day. The shop owner had some historic optician instruments on display, quite interesting but don't know if it was just temporary.

Review Helpfulness: 4 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Sep 18, 2011
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