Sites and Tours

muensterturm-m-imhof-t-kunz-deutschlands-kathedralen-petersberg-2008-s-116-linksIn Freiburg

  • Guided Cathedral/City Tours:,Len/335372.html
  •  Augustinermuseum: Tue-Sun 10:00-17:00 , 7 €/5 €, Augustinerplatz houses a renowned art collection with works ranging from the Middle Ages up to the Baroque period, as well as paintings from the 19th century.
  • Museum für Neue Kunst: Tue-Sun 10:00-17:00, 7 €/5 €, Marienstr. 10a The biggest art movements of the last 100 years are represented in the Museum für Neue Kunst by masterpieces ranging from Classic Modernism to the present day.
  • Museum für Stadtgeschichte: Tue-Sun 10:00-17:00, 3 €/2 €, Wentzingerhaus, Münsterplatz 30 The museum in the late baroque residence of the artist and benefactor Johann Christian Wentzinger (1710 – 1797) displays treasures from 900 years of city history.

Further afield

Basel: View across the Rhine, by Norbert Aepli, Switzerland

The Swiss city of Basel is situated at the Swiss-German-French tripoint, its region culturally extends into Germany and French Alsace. Basel was the seat of a Prince-Bishopric since the 11th century, joined the Swiss Confederacy in 1501 and has been an important cultural and print centre since the Renaissance and the Age of Enlightenment. It has the oldest university of the Swiss Confederation (1460).

  • Train connections FR-BS: local trains to Basel Bad hourly, depending on connection between € 13,60 and 25,80

Strasbourg Cathedral

Strasbourg is the capital and largest city of the Grand Est region of France and is the official seat of the European Parliament. Its historic city centre, the Grande Île (Grand Island), was classified a World Heritage site by UNESCO in 1988, the first time such an honour was placed on an entire city centre. Strasbourg is immersed in the Franco-German culture and although violently disputed throughout history, has been a bridge of unity between France and Germany for centuries, especially through the University of Strasbourg, currently the second largest in France, and the coexistence of Catholic and Protestant culture. The city is chiefly known for its sandstone Gothic Cathedral with its famous astronomical clock, and for its medieval cityscape of Rhineland black and white timber-framed buildings, particularly in the Petite France district or Gerberviertel (“tanners’ district”) alongside the Ill and in the streets and squares surrounding the cathedral, where the renowned Maison Kammerzell stands out.

Strasbourg Cathedral: every day from 7.00 to 11.20 and from 12.35 to 19.00, closed during mass.

Church services: Holy Mass on sunday, Evensong saturdays 18.30, sundays 8.00 (in the crypt), 9.30 (with Gregorian choral), 11.00, 18.30

  • Train connections FR-Strasbourg: hourly, local trains every two hours; between 20 and 28 €.


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Titisee: Located at a picturesque black forest lake, Titisee is a must for black forest souvenir hunters (especially cuckoo clocks and German Christmas decorations)

  • Train connections FR-Titisee: every 30 minutes from Freiburg main station, platform 7, 5.70 €

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