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  Cityscape from Rue des Alpes,
by Tolik

From Planche-Supérieure, passing St-John the Baptist church, the triple-arched Pont de St-Jean leads you up into Neuveville e.g. the New Town (well, it started to build up in the 17th century). After the bridge, you will find another lively fountain on your right and amazing antique store on your left (fantastic selection and unbelievably low prices). Neuveville is one of the most peaceful and picturesque area of the city.
From the Neuveville the ancient cobbled Rue de la Grand-Fontaine heads sharply up towards the Hôtel de Ville. Catch your breath and turn left here. Rue des Alpes, supported on pillars above Neuveville, leads you back to Place Python; its valley-side railings offer wonderful views of the river.

Fribourg is definitely a walking city, but if the hills are too steep for you (or you ran out of time) than you may want to take advantage of bus No. 4; it runs every 15 minutes or so, starting at the train station, running down all the way through the Old Town to Place du Petit-St-Jean, then over the Pont de Berne to beneath the Pont de Zaehringen, before turning round and crossing the Pont de Berne and Pont de Milieu to the Planche- Supérieure and the Pont de St-Jean, and running through Neuveville on its way back up to the station again.

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  • Updated Jun 10, 2003
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