In the southwest of Baden-Württemberg in Breisgau lies the southernmost major city in Germany: Freiburg.
On the border between the Black Forest and the Upper Rhine Graben, the city of Freiburg invites more than three million visitors every year to discover the city's numerous sights. If you don't want to go off on your own because you are afraid of missing something, the best thing is to take advantage of the wide range of tours on offer to discover the sights of Freiburg.
With its sunny and warm climate and the many forests, the town in Breisgau is also a popular destination for nature lovers. Especially famous are the brooks that are fed by the Dreisam and run through the whole city.
Facts & figures: almost 223,000 inhabitants, 42 city districts, 153 km² area. Freiburg has about 1,700 hours of sunshine per year, but also 954mm of precipitation.
Freiburg sights: the Freiburg Cathedral is the city's landmark. Built as a bourgeois church, the cathedral with its medieval stained glass windows and one main tower attracts tourists to the Breisgau town. Also worth seeing are the Historical Department Store, the Gothic Church of St. Martin, the baroque University Church, the Martin and Swabian Gates, the Colombischlössle and the Basel Court.
Souvenirs: wine from the nearby growing areas, original Black Forest cherry cake, Black Forest dolls, cuckoo clocks