Freiburg and Region


Freiburg is located in the lower Rhine Valley between the mountain ranges of the Vosges and the Black Forest in the border-triangle of Germany, Switzerland and France. It is not only known as the “Green City” and “Solar City”, but is also the sunniest and warmest city in Germany. Freiburg was founded in the early 12th century. Nowadays, it has about 230,000 inhabitants. With its famous medieval old town and its surrounding by vineyards and undulating hills it has a lot to offer.

Cities around Freiburg

Strasbourg (France)
The beautiful capital of Alsace is just a 1 hour drive away from Freiburg. Visit the Petite France quarter, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and the cathedral of Notre-Dame, a masterpiece of Gothic art.

Colmar (France)
Less than 1 hour away from Freiburg, Colmar is definitely worth a visit! With its half-timbered houses and romantic canals the town feels like coming out of a fairy tale by the Brothers Grimm.

Basel (Switzerland)
Situated only 45 minutes south of Freiburg, Basel, which is Switzerland’s oldest university city, offers almost 40 museums, a beautiful Old Town, modern architecture, and the impressive river Rhine.


Germany is a Central European nation extending from the Baltic and North seas in the north to the Alps in the south with borders to nine other countries. Its democratic principles and advocacy for human rights as well as its strong economy and well-developed infrastructure have made Germany an open, modern and tolerant country with an important political and economic role to play, not only in the European Union, but also in the international community. English is the first foreign language learnt and is spoken well, particularly by the young adult generation.