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Freiburg, Germany

Located in the Baden-Würtemberg region in the heart of the Black Forest, Freiburg is the perfect getaway for nature-lovers or people wanting to slow down their pace of life.  When I stepped foot in town, I thought to myself how lovely it would be to live here.  With only a night and a day, I didn’t have time for any of the long hikes. Nonetheless, there is plenty to keep you occupied.

Climb Schlossberg

This hill is located in the middle of town and there are many pathways meandering their way up to the top, where you can soak in views of the old town and surrounding countryside.  It is particularly nice in Spring time, when European birds twitter their peaceful tunes and a soft, warm breeze gives you the first taste of the warmer months.

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Schlossberg, Freiburg

Explore the Shops

There are many quaint shops scattered all over Freiburg.  Wander through the cobbled alleyways, along water canals and in and out of independent stores selling local products.  You can really feel a strong sense of community here and the people are super friendly.  Aside from this, the whole place is like a postcard with half-timbered houses and cosy pubs around every corner.

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Wandering the streets in Freiburg

Dine on local delicacies

If you go to the Baden-Würtemberg region in April, you will find yourself feasting on White Asparagus and Bear’s Garlic.  Both ingredients are incorporated into every menu in one way or another.  But don’t forget to also sample some of the other local delicacies.  You will always find a good Flammkuchen, a thin pastry traditionally topped with cream cheese and bacon.  Maultaschen is another common dish, consisting of little parcels of meat or vegetables, wrapped in dough and often made into soup. Whatever you choose, be sure to wash it down with a large beer.

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Feasting on white asparagus at a local pub

Have you been to Freiburg? What were your highlights?

7 thoughts

  1. We loved wandering around the old town, with the Bachle running along the cobblestones, and the mosaics in the cobblestones representing the trades of the former inhabitants of the medieval buildings

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