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1 - Colombi Park with Colombi Castles

 

The Archaeological Museum, built in 1861, offers a trip through the centuries. The palace contains stone age statues of women, mysterious artefacts from the Bronze Age and precious ones from the Celtic princely graves. The Romanisation of the region is revealed from the findings at the Roman military camp Dangstetten. Link

 

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2 - Cathedral/Münsterplatz

 

The Cathedral of "Our Lady" is a cultural monument of particular importance. It is the symbol of the city and Bishop's Church of the Archdiocese of Freiburg since 1821/27. With Bertold V of Zähringen, the building began as a ducal grave. There are numerous Gothic masterpieces inside the Cathedral and magnificent views of Freiburg from its tower. Link

 

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3 - Historical Market

 

The historical market is located on the Münsterplatz square. It was built by the city around 1520–1530. It is the symbol for trade in medieval Freiburg. The construction and façade is reminiscent of the Habsburgs, who ruled Freiburg for over 400 years. Link

 

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4 - Konviktstraße

 

Konviktstraße is a charming tradesmen's street between Schwabentor and Schoferstraße. It was named after the Archbishop's Convict. Its main characteristics are the flowers along the street as well as numerous small boutiques and restaurants. Link

 

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5 - Schwabentor

 

The Schwabentor is the first preserved city gate. This was built around 1200 in medieval Freiburg; it was brought down around 1900 and rebuilt in 1913. In 1903, the image of the patron Saint George as a dragon-slayer was painted on the outside of the gate. Link

 

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6 - Schloßberg

 

The castle lies in the middle of Freiburg and served the French as a fortress from 1677 to 1744 after the conquest. There are remains of the old fortress, the cannon square with a viewing platform and a 35-metre-high observation tower as well as two restaurants. There are still vineyards on the steep southern side of the mountain to the Oberau district. Link

 

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7 - Gerberau

 

The Gerberau is a historical alley – parallel to the Fischerau. The name derives from the old profession of the tanners who lived here. The tanners required larger amounts of water, which was provided by the Gewerbebach, an artificial canal. Today you will find historic buildings, restaurants and small boutiques in Gerberau. Link

 

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8 - Fischerau

 

The Fischerau refers to an alley in the old town. The name comes from the old profession, because fishermen had settled down below the stream. Fischerau and Gerberau are part of the so-called "Schneckenvorstadt", which is located on the spiral-shaped staircases attached to the houses.

 

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9 - Martinstor

 

After the Schwabentor, the Martinstor is the second and older city gate of Freiburg. This was built around 1200, rebuilt in 1901 and staggered to a height of 60 metres with a 15th-century style. A painting shows three women who were condemned, beheaded and burned in 1599 as witches. Link

 

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10 - City Hall

 

The Freiburg Town Hall reflects the destruction of the inner city during the war in 1944. While the magnificent New Town Hall, in the style of the Late Gothic and Renaissance, survived the war, the Old Town Hall burnt down to the foundation walls. The reconstruction of the Old Town Hall shows clear factual forms and is typical of the new buildings of the 1950s. Link

 

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