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By Air

Freiburg is served by EuroAirport Basel-Mulhouse-Freiburg, in France, close to the borders of both Germany and Switzerland. Karlsruhe/Baden-Baden airport (Baden Airpark) is approximately 120 km north of Freiburg and is also served by several airlines.

By Train

Freiburg is on the main Frankfurt am Main - Basel railway line, with frequent and fast long-distance passenger services from the Freiburg Hauptbahnhof to major German and other European cities. Other railway lines run east into the Black Forest and west to Breisach. The line to Breisach is the remaining stub of the Freiburg–Colmar international railway, severed in 1945 when the railway bridge over the Rhine at Breisach was destroyed and not replaced.

By Trambus

Freiburg has an extensive pedestrian zone in the city center where no automobiles are allowed. Freiburg also has an excellent public transport system, operated by the city-owned VAG Freiburg. This is anchored by a continually expanding web of tram routes, together with feeder buses.

By Road

Freiburg enjoys a favorable geographical position of the European Network of highways Rhine-Saone-Rhone-Mediterranean and the Rhine-Gotthard-Italy. The A5 motorway linking the north with Freiburg in Strasbourg, Karlsruhe, Mannheim and Frankfurt am Main and south of Mulhouse (Mulhouse) and Basel. Freiburg has three freeway exits: north, center and south. Freiburg is also on the federal highways B 3 (Buxtehude - Weil am Rhein) and is supported by the B 31 (Breisach - Lindau) crosses. The B 294 starts in Freiburg and Freudenstadt via Bretten Pforzheim.

By Bicycle

The share of cycling in the total traffic volume is around 27% in Freiburg, and is compared with other cities of similar magnitude is very high. Freiburg's transport policy for the promotion of cycling has a high priority, and experienced for the bicycle as everyday transportation in a renaissance, the Freiburg transport policy is in many places as exemplary.

Key places to visit
Swabian-Alemannic carnival, Freiburg Marathon, Arboretum Freiburg-Gunterstal, Theater Freiburg, Tent Music Festival, City History Museum


Places to Visit

Swabian-Alemannic carnival

is carnival in southwest Germany and parts of northeastern and central Switzerland.There it is usually carnival called Carnival or Fasent. It is bordered by the Rhine carnival from can however only since the first quarter of the 20th Century to establish itself as an independent form.During the Carnival in the 18th Century a new form of carnival evolved and the Swabian-Alemannic carnival landscape einschwenkte fact changed there mind in the 20th Century traditions of medieval and early modern carnival.Characteristic is the disguise of the participants with larvae or schemmen ( masks ), mostly from wood, in exceptional cases, from material consisting of paper, clay, metal or wire (known as UVB rays).The costume winner (Swabian-Alemannic areas Hastrager ) change their disguise (HES), not from year to year but keep them in forever.In some areas it is even customary to pass on for generations.

Freiburg Marathon

is a marathon and half marathon which in March or April of the year in Freiburg takes place as one of the great German spring marathons.The run was in 2004 by the runabout sport marketing GmbH from Munich launched and finished with regard to the 10th finisher Ahlen 2006 Place among the German marathon events.Since 2007 there is also a competition for companies in the region: the South Baden Cup Company which attract every year more and more corporate runners.The track leads on a circuit into two half marathon rounds of Freiburg.Start and finish are in the fairgrounds. Unique are the 42 bands to 21 kilometers for which the event is known.First it goes beyond the Berliner Allee on the left bank of the Dreisam then across the street Haslacher, the ash on the road and bridge Wiwili in the old town.From there it goes to Oberau where a loop is rotated along the Dreisam and Neuburg, Herder and Zahringen the starting point of the course.

Arboretum Freiburg-Gunterstal

is an arboretum maintained by the University of Freiburg. It is located in Gunterstal in the Stadtischen Forstamt Freiburg at Günterstalstraße 71, Freiburg, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany, and open daily without charge.The arboretum dates back to 1896, or earlier, when its first Douglas fir (Pseudotsuga menziesii) plantations were created to investigate their uses in local forestry. These early plantings focused primarily on useful trees from North America and Japan. Large-scale plantings occurred between 1901-1911 when several hundred thousand foreign trees were planted. After World War II, many rare species were added.Today the arboretum is jointly managed by the university's Forstbotanischen Institute and the Freiburg Botanic Garden, and cultivates around 1,300 tree and shrub species from 60 countries and 5 continents.

Theater Freiburg

is the oldest and largest theater in the city Freiburg.It is located in the Bertoldstrabe 46 on the outskirts of Freiburg Old Town and combines four venues under one roof: the Big House, the Little House, the Chamber and the stage work space. In addition overwinterers Foyer find readings as the literature tour, lecture evenings dreaming current school as well as the number of chamber concerts take place. The theater is since September 2005 as a self-propelled guided.Theatre in Freiburg was played until the first decades of the 19th Century, particularly in the grain house on Cathedral Square, its rooms but proved increasingly unsuitable for a "modern" theater.So it was decided that the Church of the vacant convent of the Augustinian hermits use it for the theater. The architect Christoph Arnold was commissioned to remodel the building accordingly. In 1823 there was the theater is to be launched. 1866 was the "privileged theater" over a decision by the council of the city. The first season of the now "urban theater" was Lessing's Emilia Galotti opened.In the season 2010/11 will be around 30 premieres, presented hundreds of performances per year is available for selection. Under the artistic director Barbara Mundel and with the slogan What future do we want? investigated the Theater Freiburg seeks dialogue with the city, answers, models, options.The planned renovation of the stage machinery, which will cost approximately € 9 million, is currently due to lack of financial means in Freiburg cultural budget to the test.

Tent Music Festival

since 1983 every June / July for three weeks in Freiburg , and had held up to a total of 120,000 visitors.In various tents and outdoor stages is a great program of music, art, theater, cabaret and sport presents.The festival was founded in 1983 by Alexander Heisler justified as a continuation of the series of events in the 1970 Classic & Jazz at the University of Freiburg founded.The first festival was held in 1983 on the (old) test site (catering and circus tent) and before the Freiburger Theatre ( Spiegeltent ) instead.In 1984, the three tents in Ash Park were installed at the Technical Town Hall. Since 1985, the tents are built outside of downtown, into a recreation area near the zoo Mundenhof.At the Tent Music Festival come bands like Jethro Tull, Hannes Wader, or Ten Years After, but Sasha or July on.In 2009 34,000 spectators attended the festival.

City History Museum

is a department of the nearby Augustinian Museum.It focuses on the history of trade and industry, the monasteries and university.It shows models of the city in 1600 and 1700 and the structural development of the city until the present by means of views and plans.The building was in 1761 by artist and founder Johann Christian Wentzinger built (1710-1797) as a studio and residence for himself. Of particular interest is the staircase hall with a ceiling fresco in the covered courtyard and the stone sculptures of the "Four Seasons" from Castle Ebnet, which are among the major works Wentz Festinger.The museum exhibits are about the time of the Zahringer, while the 1218 with the Duke Bertold V died out.but are founders of the city of Freiburg.There are documents and exhibits about the transformation of the city law in Freiburg, starting with the counts of Urach on the rise of the guilds, the transition to the Habsburgs and ending with the transition to swimming.

Right Time to Visit

January - April
July - October


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