Freiburg is a university town surrounded by nature, and inside of the Black Forest. It has a medieval story-book feel but also happens to be one of the greenest cities in the world. It is known for its eco-friendly housing, the use of solar power, and the lack of cars.
The city is easy to navigate but if you want to get the most out of your visit, we suggest getting a guided tour. There is a lot to see and explore and there are festivals to enjoy year-round. Living and visiting in Freiburg there is always a reason to celebrate.
Schlossberg or Castle Mountain was the former residence of the first noble family in Freiburg. Here you can get a wonderful view of the town below. Enjoy the tree lines walkways or have a seat at the beer garden and enjoy a local favorite. This is also a fantastic spot to watch the sunset as the sun goes down and the old town below starts to glow.
If you are in town during the week you can’t help but catch the large Cathedral Market, in the shadows of Freiburg’s landmark. Here you will find fresh fruit, vegetables and flowers, gourmet culinary ingredients, and of course the infamous “Lange Rote”, Freiburg ‘s legendary bratwurst.
Nicknamed Münsterplatzwurst, Queen of the Wursts, the Lange Rote, is like no other sausage. This is a staple of city tradition. It is about 35 centimeters long, skinless and grilled to perfection. The sausage was created in 1949 shortly after WWII. Josef Föhrenbach was a baker in town and started selling these sausages from a kettle in addition to his baked goods. When these sausages migrated from the kettle to the grill, they became very popular among market visitors, and thus history was made. You will find them at one of 7 stands in the Cathedral Market. They are served with or without onions.
Freiburg is in the Baden wine region of Germany. It is primarily a long, slim strip of vineyards nestled between the hills of the Black Forest and the Rhine River that extends about 248 miles from north to south. Known traditionally as a producer or reds, its Pinot Noir has become the sought after wine in the region.
Any time of year is a great time to visit and it is on most itineraries. Make sure it is on yours on your next trip to Germany.
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