Fribourg / Freiburg

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Drinking a cup of coffee in a leisurely fashion, admiring the old facades and beautiful fountains, listening to two local languages or gazing from the 74-meter spire of the Cathedral far into the countryside - this is an experience enjoyed in Fribourg.

Fribourg / Freiburg at a glance

Fribourg, nestled on a rock promontory, is surrounded on three sides by the Sarine river. It is one of the largest medieval towns in Switzerland. Over 200 unique Gothic facades from the 15th century impart incomparable medieval charm to the Old Town.

Town walls that are over two kilometers long used to protect the city in the past. Remnants of the walls, turrets and bastions are still preserved. Most impressive, however, is the St. Nicholas Cathedral with its extraordinarily beautiful stained-glass windows. Construction started in 1283 and continued in several stages. Dedicated to St. Nicholas, it boasts a 74-meter-high tower that offers a fantastic panoramic view.

Another good viewpoint is the Italian-style early Baroque Loreto Chapel. From the Neuveville district (in the Old Town), a funicular railway takes you up to the pedestrianised area of the town centre. Fribourg is a lively university town, with many students from all over the world, making this a cosmopolitan, multi-faceted mini-metropolis. In the narrow alleyways are tightly packed rows of little boutiques, antique shops, student cafés and restaurants, offering local and foreign specialities.

One of the favourite destinations for art-lovers is the "Espace Jean Tinguely - Niki de Saint Phalle", housed in a former tram depot. Modern art is on display in the Friart Kunsthalle Fribourg . Children will love the Swiss Puppet Museum or the highly educational Natural History Museum.

Especially worth seeing: alone or with a city guide, discover some of the 11 historic fountains with their beautiful columns. Faithfulness, strength, bravery are some of the fountain names that can be found in Freiburg. Eleven historical fountains from different centuries adorn the city.

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  • Hotel Hine Adon 3 Stars

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  • Hotel Becozy au Parc Fribourg

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  • Mercure Fribourg Centre Remparts 4 Stars

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  • Hôtel Le Sauvage 4 Stars

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  • ibis Fribourg 2 Stars

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  • Fribourg / Freiburg Public guided tours of the city walls WEST

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  • Fribourg / Freiburg Taste My Fribourg

    Do not miss this gourmet walk which is a mix between a city tour and a culinary tasting! Based on... from CHF 75
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  • Fribourg / Freiburg Related story of Fribourg at dusk

    At nightfall, let you be guided by a noble knight and a clumsy gossip through the Old Town of... from CHF 20
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  • Fribourg / Freiburg Public guided tour of Fribourg

    During the summer season, explore the city of Fribourg with a city guide every Saturday! Alone or in... from CHF 20
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  • Fribourg / Freiburg Espace 1606 - individual sale

    The 52 m2 model faithfully reproduces the architecture and topography of the city of Fribourg in the...
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  • Fribourg / Freiburg City Game: The Secret of Auge

    The enigma game: The monks of the St Augustine monastery possess an incredible secret: the formula... from CHF 45
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  • Fribourg / Freiburg Boat tour on lake Schiffenen

    The boat "D'Grandfey", powered by solar-electric energy, will offer a pleasure trip from Schiffenen...
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  • Fribourg / Freiburg Treasure Hunt

    The treasure hunt in Fribourg will take you into the Old Town, which has one of the richest... from CHF 35
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  • Fribourg / Freiburg Public legendary Tour

    The canton of Fribourg is a land of legends. In order to perpetuate this testimony of the past,...
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  • Fribourg / Freiburg Public guided tour of the city walls East

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