Freiburg was founded by the Dukes of Zähringen in 1120. After the House of Zähringen built a castle on Schloßberg in 1091, the small settlement on the site of today’s southern old town and Oberlinden was chartered as a free market town by Konrad and Duke Bertold III in 1120.
A statue of Zähringenes who founded Freiburg
Our first glimpse of Freiburg as we drive in
and of course the ever present McDonalds
our lunch because we were feeling a little homesick was thali in Punjab restaurant
The owner’s brother a very homesick but talkative Sardarji kept the conversation flowing throughout the lunch.
He had been there for 3 years now ( his brother for 20+ and married to a German lady).
One thing struck me. He said that however little money or status one has in Germany, the Germans know how to enjoy. Work like a dog in the week and party on the weekends.
Whereas he said even the richest person in his home town, however many Porsche he has standing outside is always worrying about how secure he is, how secure his family is and how secure his wealth is from thieves and govt officials.
the steeple of the Munster comes before you as you turn in from the narrow street and you are never the same again.
The entrance is just as majestic.
A bronze model of the church on one of the inside walls.
The inside is just as beautiful
Every stained glass window had its own story to tell
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I found these little chapels where we could burn a candle so serene and peaceful
The Munster square is a very lively place with restaurants and a museum
Along the quaint cobbled street that runs through the old town is the old and new town hall or Rathaus
The Freiburg Bächle are small water-filled runnels or formalized rills
The St Martins Church opposite the Rathaus
Another quaint square with cafes and restaurants with people relaxing and soaking the atmosphere
Within walking distance from the Munster is the Frieburg Schlossberg
The Schlossberg (Fortified Castle) is a tree-covered hill of 456 metres (1,496 ft) located in the area of the city of Freiburg in Breisgau. It is directly to the east of Freiburg’s Old Town and belongs to the Black Forest
Its uphill work climbing but I can proudly claim to have done it and given below is the pictorial proof!
The view from the top
The tower located on the hill (Schloßbergturm) offers a unique panoramic view over the whole town and its vicinity, and was built in 2002 as a project of the board of trustees.
I did it!! I climbed the tower too!!
Spectacular view of the sun setting over the Munster