By Svenja Schumacher
The bright and diverse city of Freiburg is located in the south of Germany and in the federal state of Baden-Württemberg. It is known for the SC Freiburg, the Freiburg Cathedral and the Freiburger Bächle, among other things. But a stay here will reveal much more to visitors. It will leave them dreaming of the atmosphere for a long time to come. Everything is possible whether you want to be active or just enjoy a few days of wellness in the Black Forest. So continue reading this blog to find out what awaits you in Freiburg.
How do I get to Freiburg and how can I get around?
The city is easy to reach as it has a very good infrastructure. For example, you can fly directly to Freiburg by private jet. The small airport is suitable for private jets to take off and land. If the weather is too critical, it is possible to switch to the better-equipped Basel-Freiburg-Mulhouse airport.
Afterwards, only a few kilometres separate you from the mountains in the Black Forest, the old town flair and the shopping streets. A car will be necessary to be more flexible if you want to visit some spots outside the city, to discover the forest and the mountains. The best way to get around in the city is by public transport. The train and tram connections are excellent, driving usually takes more time.
Wellness in the Black Forest – Relaxing days for two
Would you like to escape the city hustle and bustle and enjoy a few quiet days alone or as a couple? You are at the right address for wellness in the Black Forest. For example, you can visit the Waldhotel am Notschreipass in Todtnau and enjoy the quiet location between the high mountains and the forests.
When you choose to stay two nights a ski pass is included. In winter, you will have a unique view of the snow-covered mountain region from here. Freiburg airport is only 40 minutes by car from the hotel. If you want to stay in the city and just spend a relaxing day in the thermal baths, the Keidel Mineral-Thermalbad or the Badeparadies Schwarzwald are suitable, which, by the way, is very close to Lake Titi.
Winter sports and activities
You can also take advantage of the skiing and cross-country skiing opportunities in the surrounding area during the winter months. Numerous ski lifts are located in surrounding towns such as Feldberg, Oberried and Hinterzarten. The 1284-metre-high Schauinslandberg is ideal for a hike or a nice walk in the snow. The summit can be reached by cable railway and reveals an enchanting view in all directions.
Those who prefer not to do sports can visit the probably most beautiful Christmas market in the area. It’s from the 26.11 to the 19.12 every Friday, Saturday and Sunday and is located in the Ravennach Gorge. The excursion is guaranteed to be worthwhile, as not only handicrafts are sold, but concerts also held here.
Activities and Sightseeing
Because of the wide range of things to do, everyone gets their money’s worth in this city. The Freiburger Münstermarkt (Cathedral Market) is held on weekdays right next to Freiburg’s landmark, the Freiburg Cathedral. Farmers from the Dreisamtal, the Markgräflerland and the Kaiserstuhl offer their fresh vegetables, fruit and other delicacies here.
When tourists or even residents stroll through Freiburg’s old town, they often reflexively reach for their cameras in certain streets. The Konviktstraße, Fischerau and Maximilianstraße are wonderful examples for this. The picturesque houses with their boutiques and antique shops will seem as if they are straight out of a picture book.
In the famous Kaiser-Joseph-Strasse you will find everything your shopping heart desires. A wide variety of shops from all sectors are lined up here. Next to the bigger brands there are also small boutiques and cosy cafés with charm.
Here are our Top 3 favorite Cafés
- “Au Contraire“: The new and tastefully decorated café is located in one of the most beautiful streets of Freiburg. It is located in the middle of the city and still quiet. Enjoy a few hours in the sun or drink a cocktail in the evening!
- “Blumencafé“: it is located on the green outskirts of Freiburg in the middle of a tree nursery. Here you find a wide selection of coffee, tea and homemade cakes. Especially in summer, the terrace surrounded by flowers is an ideal place to relax!
- “Liebes Bisschen“: This lovely designed café and restaurant has been one of the most popular in Freiburg for years. Fresh breakfast and homemade cakes are served here daily. You will find delicios food and a special atmosphere here!
If you want to end the evening in a cosy atmosphere, you can enjoy a cocktail in the rooftop bar “SKAJO”. Afterwards take a walk to the Kanonenplatz. From here you have a wonderful view of the city skyline and a unique atmosphere.
Events in Freiburg
If you would like to visit events in the city of Freiburg, the 2-week Tent Music Festival, which takes place in July, should be at the top of your list. Famous musicians and bands often perform here. In November, the 3-day “Plaza Culinaria” takes place, which is a “gourmet fair”. You can try traditional cuisine, the most delicious wines, the most interesting start-ups in gastronomy and the most exotic dishes.
The Airport Freiburg im Breisgau
Freiburg im Breisgau airfield is used only for business jets, private jets and clubs. Thus, there is not much traffic and no big volumes of travelers. It is open in winter from 08:00 until sunset. In summer it opens only at 09:00 in the morning and closes at 21:00.
Alternatively, you can fly to the larger Basel – Mulhouse – Freiburg airport, which is about an hour’s drive away. There is a terminal for private jets, so you can quickly go through the security checks. The airport is also equipped with instrumental landing systems allowing you to in more adverse weather conditions.
Your trip to Freiburg
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