Freiburg im Breisgau is located at the southern part of the Black Forest (Schwarzwald), near to France and Switzerland, in the federal state of Baden-Württemberg. OK, some say it’s really in the Black Forest. Just go up the hills and you’re in there, right. ;-)
It’s famous for its universities, churches, and its medieval treasures. The city has a flourishing artistic scene that includes street musical group and artists, concerts and plays. From music festival to Carnival to wine festival, Freiburg’s abundant festivals and fairs presents something for all kind of people.
Freiburg is ideally located among the Kaiserstuhl region and the Rhineland Plains. There are also an abundance of green oases in the city itself, magnificent estate and parks, Schlossberg hill, the cautiously tended public gardens, the botanical gardens, and the Mooswald woodland with its thermal mineral baths.
As a matter of fact, the city is considered an Eco City since the Greens (a German party focusing on keeping our world-wide environment intact, so to speak) have a very strong hand here. Even the city’s major is of that party. The citizens have a vital interest in making good use of “green powers.” And the solar power industry have a couple headquarters here.
This is also due to the fact that Freiburg is a city with the most sun hours of all of Germany.
The botanical gardens are skillfully administered. They are chiefly used nowadays for education and research reasons and for the protection of uncommon flora, although the attractive and broad range of plant selection is also open for viewing.
The city’s building and culture are outstanding, too. You can get, of course, cuckoo clocks here but for the most part, you may wanna enjoy the elements that make the city so rewarding to visit… Chronological buildings, tasty wine, very comfortable climate, and the region’s natural attractiveness.
And in Old Town (Altstadt), there’s a small canal running through that area, providing water “for whatever reason.” Just take care not to step into that small “river.” ;-)
All in all, it is a very pleasant spot for traveling around the nearby towns and trails of the southern Black Forest, in addition to the vineyards of the nearby Breisach area, and in addition to the Eco City itself.
You’ll certainly enjoy your time here; so do I, always. :-)