Freiburg Breisgau is situated in the Black Forest in the southwestern part of Germany in the immediate vicinity of France and Switzerland. The town covers 15,300 hectares, and is spread over an area of 20 km from east to west and 18 km from north to south. The Rhine is only 3 km away from the town’s western limit. The pleasant climate of the area makes the town well-known for being one of the warmest places in Germany.
If you are interested in local customs, don’t miss out Carneval as Freiburg is one of the few places in Germany where it is traditionally celebrated in an impressive way with people being disguised, dancing in the streets and bars around the town. Freiburg is not renowned in terms of travel matters; it is mostly a starting point for exploring the Black Forest.
Freiburg is renowned for its Bachle, tiny streams of water spreading throughout the city and running along the sides of many streets and alleys.
Freiburg is also known for its magnificent cathedral, an excellent example of late Gothic architecture. The view from the bell-tower is over 10 km on a clear day.