30 Sights in Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany (with Map and Images)
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1. Alte Synagoge
The synagogue known as the Old Synagogue on today's square of the Old Synagogue in Freiburg im Breisgau was built in 1869/70 and destroyed in the Reichspogromnacht in 1938. During construction work on 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 filled in to cover it with a symbolic water basin. The fountain, known as a 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 conception and use, the memorial fountain is still the subject of controversy today.
2. 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 metre high observation tower in timber construction in the Seepark in Freiburg im Breisgau. It offers a good overview of the entire park 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 in 1986 on the occasion of the State Garden Show on a small elevation on the northern shore of the lake according to plans by the architects Heinz Hilmer and Christoph Sattler, the construction costs at that time amounted to 100,000 DM.
4. Waldtraut vom Mühlwald
The village of Günterstal is the southernmost district of Freiburg im Breisgau. It is located in the so-called Bohrer Valley at the foot of the 1284-meter-high Schauinsland in the Black Forest within Günterstal's municipal limits, due to which 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 settlement caesura, the Wonnhaldewiesen. The village was incorporated into Freiburg in 1890. Its southern neighbour is Horben.
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.
6. Die Spur
The sculpture Die Spur was created by Robert Schad in 2018 for the "Institute for Disease Modelling and Targeted Medicine" (IMITATE) of the University Medical Center Freiburg. It was installed 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 to be occupied in 2021, wants to develop individual therapies by means of data analysis.
The Johanneskirche is a 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.
The Ludwigskirche in Neuburg, a district of Freiburg im Breisgau, is the church of the Protestant Ludwigsgemeinde. The church, located in Starkenstraße, is directly adjacent to the Old Cemetery and is named after Grand Duke Ludwig I, who had the old Ludwigskirche, destroyed by bombs in 1944, built on today's Habsburgerstraße/corner Rheinstraße. The district of Neuburg is often wrongly assigned to Herdern, as the term Neuburg is not very anchored in the population.
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.
10. Christian Daniel Nussbaum
Christian Daniel Nussbaum is a German politician (SPD) and a member of parliament from Baden-Württemberg. In March 1933, during the National Socialist "power grab", Nussbaum shot dead two police officers who tried to put him in "protective custody" in Freiburg, Brythgau. Nussbaum was later declared indebted; The deaths of the two policemen were used by the state socialists in Baden as a pretext to intensify the crackdown on the workers' movement.
The Loretto Chapel on the Lorettoberg in Fribourg is one of many replicas of Santa Casa within the Basilica of the Holy House in Loreto in the Italian pilgrimage town of Loreto. The ensemble includes the Brüderhaus next to the chapel, the Stations of the Cross originally leading 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.
12. 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.
Wikipedia: Colombischlössle Archeological Museum (EN), Website
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.
14. Gedenkkreuz für das Eisenbahnunglück von 1882
The Hugstetten rail disaster occurred on the railway line between Freiburg im Breisgau and Breisach am Rhein on 3 September 1882. With 64 people killed and some 230 seriously injured, it was the deadliest train accident in German history until the collision of two D-Trains in the Genthin rail disaster on 21 December 1939, which claimed 278 casualties.
15. 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.
The Evangelical St. Mark's Church in Freiburg im Breisgau is a modern, octagonal hall church made of concrete with a free-standing 35 meter high church tower in the district of Mooswald on the edge of the Seepark. It serves the Evangelical parish of Freiburg-West, which is a member of the Evangelical Church in Baden.
Wikipedia: Markuskirche (Freiburg im Breisgau) (DE), Website
17. 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.
18. St. Hilarius
St. Hilary is the Roman Catholic church in the Freiburg district of Ebnet. The church patrons are St. Hilary and St. Remigius. It lies elevated on the slope and is considered the oldest Baroque country church in Breisgau. Together with the Ebnet Castle, it is one of the sights of Freiburg and the Dreisamtal.
The Roman Catholic parish church Maria Hilfe der Christen, abbreviated Maria Hilf, is the church of the parish of the same name in the district of Oberwiehre in the Freiburg district of Wiehre. It belongs to the pastoral care unit Wiehre-Günterstal of the Deanery of Freiburg in the Archdiocese of Freiburg.
Wikipedia: Maria Hilf (Freiburg im Breisgau) (DE), Website, Old_website
The Christuskirche is a Protestant church in Freiburg im Breisgau in the district of Wiehre. It was built between 1889 and 1891 according to designs by the architect Ludwig Diemer and inaugurated on 31 May 1891. It belongs to the parish of Freiburg Ost of the Evangelical Church in Baden.
21. 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.
Wikipedia: St. Cyriak und Perpetua (Freiburg im Breisgau) (DE)
22. Sankt Thomas Kirche
The Roman Catholic Church of St. Thomas is located in the Freiburg district of Betzenhausen and is a branch church of the Catholic parish of Holy Family. It was built in 1767/68 by the Baroque architect Johann Baptist Häring and is under the patronage of the Apostle Thomas.
23. Adelhauser Kirche
The Church of Notre Dame and St. Catherine of Adelhausen is a Roman Catholic church located in the Altstadt-Ring district of Freiburg, Bryce High. It was originally the church of the Dominican Abbey of Adelhausen and is now an affiliate of Freiburg Cathedral.
Wikipedia: Adelhauser Kirche Mariä Verkündigung und St. Katharina (DE)
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.
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 building of historicism, which with its double-tower façade is reminiscent of Limburg Cathedral.
26. Sankt Urban
St. Urban is the Catholic parish church in the Herdern district of the city of Freiburg im Breisgau. The current building dates from 1935/36. The namesake is the Holy Pope Urban I, who is considered a patron saint of the winemakers.
27. Jüdischer Friedhof
The Jewish cemetery Freiburg im Breisgau was established in 1870 at the corner of Elsässer Straße and Rosbaumweg in Freiburg im Breisgau (Baden-Württemberg) and is still occupied today. It is a protected cultural monument.
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.
29. Dr. Edith Stein
Edith Stein was a German Jewish philosopher who converted to Christianity 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.
30. 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.
Wikipedia: Historical Merchants' Hall (Freiburg) (EN), Website
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