Networking Activities

1 September from 15:30 CET

Thu, 1 September, 15:30 – ca. 18:30 h

Take part in one of our Freiburg activities and discover hidden gems. Find common topics with other participants on a stroll through the creative and innovative city, which has a long-standing tradition in metabolic medicine.

Please book your preferred activity via the congress registration. Please note that capacities are partially limited.

01 – App Tour in a hip district out of the centre

We recommend this tour for those who would like to discover more of Freiburg on their own initiative. After a short introduction to the charming city you will be stroll through one of Freiburg’s hippest districts. Guided by a navigation app on your mobile phone you will embark on an exciting explorational tour.

During the tour you will enjoy a glass of wine and have a chat with some of the shop and restaurant owners.

Duration: approx. 2 hours

02 – Beer Tour of Freiburg

Many artisans used to live and work along the trade canal in the medieval “Schneckenvorstadt”. We will take you on an interesting and entertaining journey into the world of gemstone grinders, tanners, barbers and brewers. We’ll make a few stops along the way for a small snack and a freshly tapped beer.

Duration: approx. 2 hours

03 – Chocolate Tour

400 years of the Habsburgs have shaped Freiburg’s coffee-house tradition. On our leisurely stroll through the historic old town you will experience the sweet side of Freiburg’s history.

Duration: approx. 2 hours

04 – “City, Gates and Storytellers – The Cathedral-Walk

Follow the trusty horse groom Lambert of Fryeburg (or his charming wife Hiltrud) on a walk through narrow alleyways and secret courtyards. Find out how the old town wall, the gates and our famous “Bächle” came to be built. What happened when Freiburg came under siege? Who killed Master Konrad? Hear of Butcher Hauri’s ruthless deed, and see for yourself what´s left from the Middle Ages.

Duration: approx. 2 hours

05 – Classic City Tour of Freiburg

Discover with us the “praying devil”, “black Berthold” and the “lange Rote” (Freiburg’s famous red sausage). During our entertaining tour through the historic inner city you will visit Freiburg’s most important landmarks and hear stories about the “Bobbele” and their city. Join us as we follow Freiburg’s “Bächle” (small waterways) to stately townhouses such as the “Haus zum Whalfisch” and magnificent buildings such as the city’s “Historisches Kaufhaus” (Historical Department Store) and the “green Rathaus” (City Hall). A highlight of the tour is Freiburg’s famous medieval landmark, the Münster Cathedral.

Duration: approx. 2 hours

06 – Delicious Freiburg – a journey through the culinary history of the city

On this exciting tour you will hear numerous anecdotes about the city’s governors and the culinary traditions they left behind. What would Freiburg be without “Schwarzwälder Schinken” (Black Forest ham), a “Markgraefler Gutedel” (Chasselas) or “Guglhupf” (ring cake)? This tour will not only appeal to the eyes and ears – taste your way through Freiburg’s history!

Duration: approx. 2 hours

07 – Freiburg Bicycle City Tour

On this tour we will guide you around our bicycle friendly city to historical places, innovative areas, impressive viewing points and through the picturesque historic city centre.

On this circuit you will get to know the promising and rich in contrast. According to Freiburg’s motto ‘Nur net huddle’ (don’t rush but enjoy) we will have a break at a Biergarten. We will gently roll back to our starting point along the river Dreisam, the Bächle (small road side streams) and through alleys.

Duration: approx. 2 hours, max. 15 km

08 – Ganter Brewery Tour

An actress will take you on an entertaining tour of Freiburg’s renowned Ganter Brewery. The tour includes a beer glass to take home, a “Zwickelbier” tasting during the tour and one free drink with a Brezel in the Kesselbar after the tour.

Duration: approx. 2 hours

09 – Insider Tips – Fashion, Accessories and Culinary Delights

Freiburg is not only a city with amazing sights, it also has many hidden alleyways and charming shops. Some of them are so well hidden that not even tour guides know of their existence! Whether it be fashion, accessories or culinary delights – discover the “pearls of Freiburg” in the most beautiful streets of Freiburg.

Duration: approx. 2 hours

10 – Schloßberg walking tour with beautiful views over Freiburg

This sporty walking tour will take you through the forest and along the Schlossberg (“castle mountain”) overlooking Freiburg. Enjoy the bird’s-eye views of Freiburg from above and learn about the history of this lively city. Along the way we will stop for a wine tasting in the wine yard so that you can relax and take in the beautiful surroundings.

Duration: approx. 2 hours

11 – The Sustainability Tour

The Sedan quarter is a neighbourhood with character. Once built as a mixed area for working and living, it underwent urban redevelopment in the late 1970s and a small but turbulent rebellion. These days it houses Freiburg’s only alternative district: sustainable businesses alongside long-established craft businesses, a vibrant creative scene and a lively neighbourhood community. Discover with us one of the most interesting neighbourhoods of the city.

Duration: approx. 2 hours

12 – “Wine Rally

Experience the flair of the city through a unique combination of cultural experience, wine quiz with tasting and team activities. After a short introduction to the charming city of Freiburg you will be divided into small groups and set free. With the help of questionanaires and tools you will embark on an exciting explorational tour. Creativity, wit and imagination are called for. Afterwards the groups meet up again and share their experiences over a glass of wine. In the meantime your guide will evaluate the questionnaires and present the results with the best team receiving a small Freiburg souvenir!

Duration: approx. 2 hours

13 – Wine Tour of Freiburg

“You have to sip, not guzzle!” is an old Alemannic wine saying. Did you know that there was a purity law for wine making which originated in Freiburg at the end of the 15th Century? Or that the Pastor of St. Martin founded the first Baden winemaking cooperative? Or that Freiburg is the biggest wine-producing city in Germany?

Our tour to picturesque facades and historic wine cellars offers an insight into the history of Freiburg and winemaking. And no wine tour would ever be complete without a wine tasting!

Duration: approx. 2 hours