Freiburg, Germany

Freiburg is known as the “Jewel of the Black Forest” as it it right at the edge of the Black Forest and is considered one of the sunniest places in Germany. If you decide to visit be careful not to confuse Freiburg (im Breisgau) with Freiburg (an der Elbe) or Fribourg in Switzerland. I took a bus from the EuroAirport Basel Mulhouse Freiburg – which is a kind of cool airport because it is located in France but it is an international airport that is 2.2 miles northwest of Basel in Switzerland, 12 miles southeast of Mulhouse in France, and 29 miles south-southwest of Freiburg im Breisgau in Germany. I was able to buy my ticket for a little less than 20 euros directly at the bus – they didn’t take card so make sure to exchange money at the airport. If you’d like to buy ahead of time – this was the bus service that I used: Flix Bus (I haven’t been paid to advertise this – just sharing a little knowledge).

I had the pleasure of visiting this little town for work and was able to explore for about half a day; finding it well-worth the trip. The day was sunny but with rain threatening to descend I tried to get out and about and back so I only got to visit for an afternoon, which I found to be a sufficient time to see most of the main sites. I would have liked more time to explore, as I didn’t get to see the Black Forest up close, but I did get some good photos.

When I stepped out of my hotel I wasn’t sure exactly where I was going but I was able to follow the spike that jutted into the sky. I knew I would end up at the Freiburg Münster Medieval Cathedral, I just had to walk a bit to get there, through the cutest little town where I almost imagined a modern Belle would sing that opening song from Beauty and the Beast.

[Belle] Little town it’s a quiet village.
Every day like the one before.
Little town full of little people, waking up to say….

[All the town people say] Bonjour! Bonjour! Bonjour!

Ok, fine, that’s French but seriously if you ever visit you’ll see why I said that. Just look at the architecture. It is so beautiful. Every corner is a new photograph.


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