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Explore interesting sights in Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany. Click on a marker on the map to view details about it. Underneath is an overview of the sights with images. A total of 41 sights are available in Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany.Sightseeing Tours in Freiburg im Breisgau
1. Swabian Gate
The Schwabentor, also called Obertor in the Middle Ages, is the more recent of the two remaining city gates of the medieval defensive wall of Freiburg im Breisgau in Baden-Württemberg, Germany. In 2022, it was suggested to become world heritage.
The Lorettoberg, also known as Josephsbergle in Freiburg, is a ridge in the southwest of the Wiehre district in the city of Freiburg im Breisgau. At its highest point, it is wooded and 384.5 m above sea level. It divides the district of Unterwiehre-Süd, borders in the west on the district of Vauban and in the south on the district of Günterstal and the municipality of Merzhausen. 500 m north of the "summit" there is a mountain spur 348 m above sea level, near which stands the eponymous Loretto Chapel: the name derives from Loreto, the second most important Italian (Marian) pilgrimage site after St. Peter's Basilica in Rome. With the castle café, which is also located at the height, the Lorettoberg is a popular destination for excursions, walks and local recreation.
3. Alte Synagoge
The Old Synagogue on the site of today's Old Synagogue in Freiburg im Breisgau was built in 1869/70 and destroyed in the Kristallnacht pogrom in 1938. During construction work for the redesign of the square in 2016, remnants of the building's foundation were discovered, uncovered and documented in several places before it was partially removed and backfilled in order to build over it with a symbolic water basin. The fountain, known as the Place of Remembrance, corresponds in size and location to the floor plan of the destroyed synagogue and was opened to the public in 2017. With regard to its design and use, the memorial fountain is still the subject of controversy today.
4. Konzerthaus Freiburg
The Freiburg Konzerthaus is a concert hall in Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany, that was opened to the public in 1996. Based on plans by architect Dietrich Bangert, the building is used for concerts and performances, as well as conventions and meetings. Under the working title "Cultural Event and Conference Location", it was one of the most controversial building projects in Freiburg since the end of World War II. Until 2016, it served as the headquarters of the Southwest German Radio Symphony Orchestra. With its multiuse great hall, it serves as a venue for a range of diverse events.
The Seeparkturm is a 15 -meter -high observation tower in wooden construction in the Seepark in Freiburg im Breisgau. It offers a good overview of the entire parking area, the city of Freiburg with the Black Forest in the background and towards the west to the Kaiserstuhl and the Vosges. It was built on a small survey on the north bank of the lake in 1986 on the occasion of the state garden show according to plans by the architects Heinz Hilmer and Christoph Sattler, the construction costs were DM 100,000 at the time.
The Schauinslandbahn is a gondola lift in the Black Forest area of Baden-Württemberg, Germany. It links a lower station in the municipality of Horben, near the city of Freiburg im Breisgau, with an upper station near the summit of the Schauinsland mountain. The line is operated by VAG Freiburg, the city transport operator for Freiburg. The same company operates that city's tram and bus network, including bus route 21 that links the lower station of the Schauinslandbahn to the terminus of tram route 2 at Günterstal.
The Ludwigskirche in Neuburg, a neighbourhood of Freiburg im Breisgau, is the church of the Ludwig community in the Evangelical community. The church located on Stronghenstraße borders directly on the Old Cemetery and is named after Grand Duke Ludwig I, who had built the old Ludwigskirche destroyed by bombs in 1944, which was located on the present-day Habsburgerstraße/Ecke Rheinstraße. The neighbourhood of Neuburg is often mistakenly assigned herders, since the term Neuburg is not very anchored in the population.
8. Waldtraut vom Mühlwald
The village Günterstal is the southernmost district of Freiburg im Breisgau. It is located in the so-called Bohrer-Tal area at the foot of the 1284 metre-high Schauinsland in the Günterstal district of the Black Forest. Due to this, Freiburg prides itself on being Germany's highest city. Günterstal has more than 2,000 inhabitants and is separated from Freiburg by a two-kilometre-wide meadow, the "Wonnhaldewiesen". The village was incorporated into Freiburg in 1890. The southern neighbouring municipality is Horben.
The Johanneskirche is a Roman Catholic church located in Freiburg im Breisgau. It was first opened in 1899 and is currently located in the Wiehre district. Around the church, further historic buildings were built. On the western side is the presbytery of the community next to a vocational school and to the north is the Lessingschule. At the same time as the Johanneskirche was being completed, the Protestant Christians built their own church near to Johanneskirche, the Christuskirche.
10. Skulpturenpfad WaldMenschen
The Waldmenschen sculpture path is an installation by the sculptor Thomas Rees at the Arboretum Freiburg near the WaldHaus Freiburg. It starts on the open space behind the forest and leads from there into the forest, the figures integrate into the forest to the right and left of the path, so that they are sometimes difficult to discover or appear completely surprising, the path ends on the round of the barrel. On the open surface are the root head, witch shoot and the tree world.
11. Die Spur
The sculpture The trail created Robert Schad 2018 for the "Institute for Disease Modeling and Targeted Medicine" (Imitaten) of the Freiburg University Hospital. It was set up in the presence of the artist at the end of April 2021 between the institute building and the sidewalk of Breisacher Straße 113 in the Stühlinger district of Freiburg im Breisgau. The institute, which is still to be obtained in 2021, wants to develop individual therapies using data analysis.
The Stadtgarten of Freiburg is a 2.6 ha park within the Neuburg district. It has an old tree grove and a large rose garden, and lies between the Leopoldring, Jackob Burckhardt, Ludwig and Mozart streets near Freiburg's city centre. It is connected to Karlsplatz via the Karlssteg footbridge, which is made from pre-stressed concrete. Since 2008 the Schlossberg Tram, an inclined elevator, leads up to Schlossberg. It replaced the Schlossberg Cable Car built in 1968.
13. Christian Daniel Nussbaum
Christian Daniel Nussbaum was a German politician (SPD) and Baden member of the state parliament. During the National Socialist "seizure of power", Nußbaum shot two police officers in Freiburg im Breisgau in March 1933 who wanted to take him in "protective custody". Nussbaum was later declared unable to guilt; The death of the two police officers was used by the National Socialists in Baden as an excuse for an intensified approach to the labor movement.
The Loretto Chapel on Freiburg's Loretto Hill is one of many replicas of Santa Casa within the Basilica of the Holy House in Loreto in the Italian pilgrimage site of Loreto. The ensemble includes the Brothers' House next to the chapel, the Stations of the Cross, which originally led up from Lorettostraße, and the Hilda Tower above the chapel, which was built in 1886 and named after the last Grand Duchess of Baden, Hilda of Nassau.
The Church of the Resurrection in the Littenweiler district of the city of Freiburg im Breisgau is an Evangelical Church and Sermon Church in the Freiburg-Ost parish. It was built in 1961/62 according to plans by the architects Herbert Dörr (1924–2002) and Klaus Gottschall (1923–1995). It is entered in the list of cultural monuments in Baden-Württemberg and is also one of the reliable churches.
16. Archäologisches Museum Colombischlössle
The Colombischlössle Archeological Museum is a museum in Freiburg im Breisgau in southwest Germany which features the prehistoric inheritance of the High and Upper Rhine. It was founded as the Museum of Prehistory and Early History in 1983. The focus of the museum is on the human development of the High and upper Rhine from the Paleolithic Age to the Early Middle Ages.
The Schauinsland is a mountain in the Black Forest with an elevation of 1,284 m (4,213 ft) above sea level. It is a popular destination for day trips. Due to the high amount of silver mining, it was previously known as "Erzkasten" ; the name "Schouwesland" first appeared in 1347. The mountain is located roughly ten kilometres south-east of Freiburg's city centre.
Holbeinpferd is the colloquial name of the sculpture of a horse in the suburb Wiehre in Freiburg im Breisgau in Baden-Württemberg, Germany which is standing at the corner of Günterstal and Holbein streets. The concrete sculpture of a foal was created in 1936 by the sculptor Werner Gürtner. It is 1.90 m both long and high and weighs nearly 1 tonne.
19. Freiburg Minster
Freiburg Minster is the cathedral of Freiburg im Breisgau, southwest Germany. The last duke of Zähringen had started the building around 1200 in romanesque style. The construction continued in 1230 in Gothic style. The minster was partly built on the foundations of an original church that had been there from the beginning of Freiburg, in 1120.
20. St. Hilarius
St. Hilarius is the Roman Catholic church in the Freiburg district of Ebnet. The patron saints of the church are St. Hilary and St. Remigius. It is elevated on a slope and is considered to be the oldest baroque country church in Breisgau. Together with the Ebnet Castle, it is one of the sights of Freiburg and the Dreisamtal.
21. Martin's Gate
The Martinstor, a former town fortification on Kaiser-Joseph-Straße, is the older of the two gates of Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany, that have been preserved since medieval times. Both gates, the Martinstor and the Schwabentor, are located in the city centre. In medieval times the Martinstor was also known as Norsinger Tor.
The Siegesdenkmal in Freiburg im Breisgau is a monument to the German victory in the Franco-Prussian War in 1871. It was erected at the northern edge of the historic center of Freiburg im Breisgau next to the former Karlskaserne (barracks). After World War II it was moved 100m to the west. Today it is located on Europaplatz.
23. Europa-Park Stadion
The Europa-Park Stadion, also known as the Mooswaldstadion by fans, is a football stadium in Freiburg, Germany. It primarily serves as the home stadium of SC Freiburg, replacing the club's former home, the Dreisamstadion. It is located in a part of the city called Brühl, immediately to the west of Freiburg Airport.
The Protestant St. Mark's Church in Freiburg im Breisgau is a modern, octagonal hall church made of concrete with a free-standing 35-metre-high church tower in the Mooswald district on the edge of the Seepark. It serves the Protestant parish of Freiburg-West, which is a member of the Evangelical Church in Baden.
25. Heroischer Rhythmus IX
Roberto Lardera, informally known as Berto Lardera, was an Italian sculptor of the 20th century. He was born in La Spezia, Italy, the son of a naval engineer. He was self-taught and his leanings towards monumental, metallic sculptures may have been influenced by the sights he grew up with in the naval dockyards.
The Roman Catholic parish church of Mary Help of Christians, abbreviated Maria Hilf, is the church of the parish of the same name in the district of Oberwiehre in the Freiburg district of Wiehre. She belongs to the pastoral care unit Wiehre-Günterstal of the Deanery of Freiburg in the Archdiocese of Freiburg.
The Schlossberg is a tree-covered hill of 456 metres (1,496 ft) located in the area of the city of Freiburg im Breisgau. It is directly to the east of Freiburg's Old Town and is part of the Black Forest. The main geological fault is at the western edge of the Schlossberg, towards the Upper Rhine Graben.
The Christuskirche is an Evangelical Church in Freiburg im Breisgau in the district of Wiehre. It was built from 1889 to 1891 according to the designs by the architect Ludwig Diemer and inaugurated on May 31, 1891. It belongs to the parish of Freiburg East of the Evangelical Church in Baden.
The Freiburger Wasserschlössle is located in the Sternwald above the district of Wiehre. It is a water high tank with a striking front in the style of a castle. The water high tank has been partially installed in the mountain slope and is operated by the Freiburg water supplier Bn Netze.
30. Sankt Thomas Kirche
The Roman Catholic Church of St. Thomas is located in the Freiburg district of Betzenhausen and is a subsidiary church of the Catholic parish of the Holy Family. It was built in 1767/68 by the baroque master builder Johann Baptist Häring and is under the patronage of the Apostle Thomas.
31. Sankt Cyriak und Perpetua Kirche
St. Cyriak and Perpetua is a Roman Catholic church in the Wiehre district of Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany. The small baroque church is located on Annaplatz on Kirchstraße and is therefore also called Annakirchle. It belongs to the pastoral care unit Freiburg Wiehre-Günterstal.
32. Heilig Geist
The Clinic Church Heilig Geist is a Roman Catholic church building on the site of the Freiburg University Hospital im Breisgau in the Stühlinger district. It belongs to the Freiburg-Mitte pastoral unit in the Freiburg deanery of the Archdiocese of Freiburg.
The University Church, or Universitätskirche, is a Catholic church at the University of Freiburg. Located on Bertoldstrasse amongst the university buildings, the former Jesuit church (Jesuitenkirche) has been part of the university since the 18th Century.
34. Sankt Urban
St. Urban is the Catholic parish church in the Herdern district of Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany. The current building dates back to 1935/36. It is named after the canonized Pope Urban I, who is considered the patron saint of winegrowers.
The Herz-Jesu-Kirche is a Catholic church in Freiburg im Breisgau in the district of Stühlinger, which was consecrated in 1897. It is a historicist building, which with its double tower façade is reminiscent of Limburg Cathedral.
36. Adelhauser Kirche
The Church of St. Catherine of Adelhaus is a church in the district of Old Town Ring in Freiburg im Breisgau. It was originally the church of the Dominican monastery Adelhausen and is now a branch church of the Freiburg Dompfarrei.
37. Sankt Martin
Eugen-Keidel Tower is a 31-metre-high observation tower location on the Schauinsland mountain near Freiburg, Germany. It was built in 1981. The Eugen-Keidel Tower has an extraordinary design with a triangular cross section.
39. Jüdischer Friedhof
The Jewish cemetery of Freiburg im Breisgau was created in 1870 on the corner of Elsässer Straße/Rosbaumweg in Freiburg im Breisgau in Baden-Württemberg and is still occupied today. He is a protected cultural monument.
40. Dr. Edith Stein
Edith Stein was a German Jewish philosopher who converted to Catholicism and became a Discalced Carmelite nun. She is canonized as a martyr and saint of the Catholic Church; she is also one of six patron saints of Europe.
41. Historical Merchants' Hall
The Historical Merchants' Hall is one of the most outstanding buildings in Freiburg im Breisgau. It is situated on the south side of the Minster Square. It stands out clearly due to its dominant red facade.
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