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Freiburg enchants with its harmonious and spiritual atmosphere from the very first minute. It is the city with the unique culture that has a lot of unique legends, customs and beliefs. Travelers who visit Freiburg in early spring are advised to stroll through the historic district. At this time of the year it looks unique; you can see thin rivulets along sidewalks everywhere. Locals call them ‘bächle.’ Many interesting legends are associated with those runlets. According to one of them, a traveler who will step into one of runlets would marry a resident of Freiburg anyway.
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 … Open
The town hall square remains one of the main symbols of the city; it is decorated with exquisite mosaic of thousands of multi-colored stones. Few people know that the city's main square is paved with ordinary shingle brought from the coastal zone of the Rhine. The name of the city has always been associated with glorious legend about Berthold Schwartz, the inventor of gunpowder. The Franciscan monk has lived in Freiburg for a period. He devoted a lot of time to research activities. According to one version, the monk was trying to develop a formula that would allow getting gold from other materials. The monk hasn’t succeeded in realizing his dream, but he was the first person in Europe who learned how to make gunpowder.
Schwabentor gates serving as the entrance to the historical part of the city remain the interesting historical symbol. Miraculous stories about important historical events are inscribed on those gates. One myth tells about the Swabian noble merchant that has decided to buy the city for two barrels of gold. Copyright
Freiburg is home to one of the largest and well-known entertainment venues in the country; its Europa-Park offers hundreds of interesting ways to spend leisure time. There is the highest in … Open
Thriving town was worth a lot more expensive, so the offer of the merchant wasn’t taken seriously. When people decided to look at the proposed gold and opened a barrel, they were surprised a lot. It turned out that the wife of a merchant has replaced gold with rocks and sand. The plot of this insightful myth has been decorating vintage gates for many years. The cultural life of the city is full of interesting holidays. The Zelt-Musik-Festival is popular among music lovers. Fans of fine beverages are also fond of Freiburg, as a large-scale festival of wine is held here every year.
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Cathedrals and basilicas near Freiburg im Breisgau
♥   Münster Unserer Lieben Frau, Freiburg, 0.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Église Sainte-Marie, Arlesheim, 47.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   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
Map of all castles
Survived castles around Freiburg im Breisgau
♥   Castle 'Château de Saint-Léon' Haut-Rhin, 40.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Rötteln Castle' , 42.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Château de Hohlandsbourg' Haut-Rhin, 43.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Château de Wineck' Haut-Rhin, 44.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Château de Meywhir' Haut-Rhin, 44.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Château de Kintzheim' Bas-Rhin, 44.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Château de Pflixbourg' Haut-Rhin, 44.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo

Unique landmarks in Freiburg im Breisgau and around

Europa Park

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In the surroundings of the German city of Rust is Europa-Park, which receives 4 million visitors annually. The opening of the park took place in 1975. Europa Park is one of the few major parks in the world that are open for visiting all year round. Europa-Park is the full-fledged shone where you can find not only the attractions, but also the first-class hotels, the restaurants of different levels and the shops. … Read further


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