Free Walking Sightseeing Tour #4 in Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany


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Tour Facts

Number of sights 20 sights
Distance 10.3 km
Ascend 266 m
Descend 420 m

Explore Freiburg im Breisgau in Germany with this free self-guided walking tour. The map shows the route of the tour. Below is a list of attractions, including their details.

Activities in Freiburg im BreisgauIndividual Sights in Freiburg im Breisgau

Sight 1: Schlossbergturm

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The Schlossbergurm is a 33.27 meter high observation tower built in 2002 on the Schlossberg on the edge of the old town of Freiburg im Breisgau.

Wikipedia: Schlossbergturm (Freiburg im Breisgau) (DE), Website

1174 meters / 14 minutes

Sight 2: Stadtgarten

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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.

Wikipedia: Stadtgarten Freiburg (EN)

767 meters / 9 minutes

Sight 3: Betonrelief - Allegorien

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Emil Wachter was a German visual artist. He worked mainly as a painter, sculptor and university lecturer.

Wikipedia: Emil Wachter (DE)

398 meters / 5 minutes

Sight 4: Swabian Gate

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Swabian Gate Peter Cornelius / CC BY-SA 3.0

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.

Wikipedia: Schwabentor (EN)

306 meters / 4 minutes

Sight 5: Historical Merchants' Hall

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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

55 meters / 1 minutes

Sight 6: Freiburg Minster

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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.

Wikipedia: Freiburg Minster (EN), Website

162 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 7: Fischbrunnen

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The Fish Fountain, which today stands in the northwest corner of the Münsterplatz in front of the Kornhaus, is the oldest and most magnificent fountain in the city of Freiburg im Breisgau.

Wikipedia: Fischbrunnen (Freiburg im Breisgau) (DE)

212 meters / 3 minutes

Sight 8: Sankt Martin

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The Church of St. Martin is a Roman Catholic parish church on the Rathausplatz in Freiburg's Old Town and convent church of the Dominicans. It is dedicated to St. Martin and was built as a monastic church of a Franciscan convent.

Wikipedia: St. Martin (Freiburg-Altstadt) (DE), Website

200 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 9: Uniseum

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The Uniseum is the university museum of the Albert-Ludwigs-Universität in Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany. The name is a portmanteau of Universität and Museum. As a neologism, it is trademarked.

Wikipedia: Uniseum (EN), Website, Website

258 meters / 3 minutes

Sight 10: Martin's Gate

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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.

Wikipedia: Martinstor (EN)

230 meters / 3 minutes

Sight 11: Museum Natur und Mensch

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The Museum of Nature and Man in Freiburg im Breisgau houses extensive natural history and ethnological collections. It is located on the edge of the old town, right on Augustinerplatz.

Wikipedia: Museum Natur und Mensch Freiburg (DE), Website

164 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 12: Adelhauser Kirche

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The Church of the Annunciation and St. Catherine in Adelhausen is a Roman Catholic church in the Altstadt-Ring district of Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany. It was originally the church of the Dominican convent of Adelhausen and is now a subsidiary church of the Freiburg cathedral parish.

Wikipedia: Adelhauser Kirche Mariä Verkündigung und St. Katharina (DE)

100 meters / 1 minutes

Sight 13: Museum für neue Kunst

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The Museum of Contemporary Art is the Museum of Modern Art of the Municipal Museums in Freiburg im Breisgau, Marienstraße 10a.

Wikipedia: Museum für Neue Kunst (Freiburg im Breisgau) (DE), Website

199 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 14: Theater im Marienbad

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Theater im Marienbad is a theatre in Baden-Württemberg, Germany.

Wikipedia: Theater im Marienbad (EN), Website

1225 meters / 15 minutes

Sight 15: Maria-Hilf

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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.

Wikipedia: Maria Hilf (Freiburg im Breisgau) (DE), Website, Old_website

1250 meters / 15 minutes

Sight 16: Christuskirche

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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.

Wikipedia: Christuskirche (Freiburg im Breisgau) (DE)

564 meters / 7 minutes

Sight 17: Johanneskirche

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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.

Wikipedia: Johanneskirche (EN)

495 meters / 6 minutes

Sight 18: Sankt Cyriak und Perpetua Kirche

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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 is part of the pastoral care unit Freiburg Wiehre-Günterstal.

Wikipedia: St. Cyriak und Perpetua (Freiburg im Breisgau) (DE)

904 meters / 11 minutes

Sight 19: Lorettokapelle

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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 town of Loreto. The ensemble includes the Brothers' House 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.

Wikipedia: Lorettokapelle (Freiburg im Breisgau) (DE)

1602 meters / 19 minutes

Sight 20: DR 85 007

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The Class 85 was a German goods train tank engine and standard locomotive (Einheitslok) with the Deutsche Reichsbahn.

Wikipedia: DRG Class 85 (EN), Website


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