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Freiburg im Breisgau

Culture of Freiburg im Breisgau. Places to visit - old town, temples, theaters, museums and palaces

One of the largest cities in the country, Freiburg is popular among fans of excursions and those interested in history. Its main attraction is the scenic Freiburg Cathedral, whose construction has begun in the 13th century. The official opening of the cathedral took place only 300 years later. It has miraculously managed to survive during the Second World War. The height of the main tower of the Cathedral is 116 meters. Many experts in ancient architecture agree that it is one of the most beautiful towers in the world.
This is a major economic and cultural center, a city with interesting history and numerous attractive sights. Freiburg was founded in 1120; the period of its prosperity took place in the … Open
Another interesting architectural object is the historic trading house built in the second half of the 14th century. The beautiful building with a bright red facade served as the venue for a variety of customs operations. During its long history, the building's appearance has changed significantly. In 1988 the large-scale reconstruction of the building was held; then the ancient coat of arms was engraved on the facade.
The Museum of the City of Freiburg situated in the spectacular Baroque building invites tourists in a fascinating tour. The museum tells the history of the development of industry and commerce in the city; some of its priceless exhibits date back to the early 12th century. An interesting collection of exhibits is devoted to the history of the cathedral. The museum is visited by about 20,000 visitors annually. Copyright
Freiburg is sure to appeal to those who can’t imagine the rest without restaurants. The city has hundreds of dining places that specialize in a variety of culinary traditions. Among … Open
In the historic district there is Freiburg City Theater, the oldest and most beautiful theater in Freiburg. It was opened more than a hundred years ago. Today, the theater has four beautiful rooms and regularly delights its guests with bright premieres. In addition to theatrical productions, a variety of cultural events is carried there.
There are a lot of old buildings in the city; one of the most spectacular manors is Colombischlossle. The beautiful villa was built in the mid19th century and is made in a rather unusual architectural style. Experts treat its architecture style as a unique combination of classic English medieval and Tudor Gothic. In a remote area of the old town there is the Schlossberg tower, its height is 35 meters. It was built in 2002; there is a great viewing platform on the top of it. Schlossberg tower allows estimating the full panorama of the city, while other observation platforms provide only parts of it.
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Art galleries in Freiburg im Breisgau and around
♥   Art museum 'Augustiner Museum' Freiburg im Breisgau, 0.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
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Cathedrals and basilicas near Freiburg im Breisgau
♥   Basilique du Sacré-Cœur, Lutterbach, 49.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Basilique Notre-Dame de Thierenbach, Jungholtz, 50.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Basler Münster, Basel, 52.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Basilika Mariastein, Metzerlen-Mariastein, 64.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Strasbourg, Strasbourg, 65.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo

Unique spots in Freiburg im Breisgau and near

Chateau du Haut-Koenigsbourg

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The very first mention of the fortress dates back to the end of the 8th century. According to the research of archaeologists, the first wooden castle was built on the ruins of an ancient Roman citadel. The fortress was repeatedly rebuilt and completely changed its appearance for hundreds of years of existence. Many of the nobles, Dukes, and royals were the owners of the castle. The fortress fell into disrepair in the middle of the 17th century. Interest in it returned only in the Renaissance. … Read further


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Riquewihr is ideal for hiking, as important landmarks can be found here at every step. During the walk, you can see a lot of old houses with amazing signs. For example, a plate with an image of scissors may mean that a tailor once lived in this house. In the heart of the city, there's a City Hall that is a vivid example of neoclassical style. One of the most unusual architectural landmarks is Maison Schickhardt house with its original angular bay windows. … Read further
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