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Fribourg Tourisme et Région

Place Jean-Tinguely 1
1701 Fribourg

info@fribourgtourisme.ch
http://www.fribourgtourisme.ch

General Info

Canton:
Fribourg
Postcode/ZIP:
1700 - 1701
Language:
Französisch

Important holidays 2019 in Fribourg / Freiburg

01. Jan 2019 Tu New Year´s Day
02. Jan 2019 We Saint Berchtold
19. Apr 2019 Fr Good Friday
21. Apr 2019 Su Easter
22. Apr 2019 Mo Easter Monday
30. May 2019 Th Ascension Day
09. Jun 2019 Su Whitsun
10. Jun 2019 Mo Whit Monday
20. Jun 2019 Th Corpus Christi
01. Aug 2019 Th Swiss National Holiday
15. Aug 2019 Th Assumption Day
01. Nov 2019 Fr All Saints' Day
08. Dec 2019 Su Immaculate Conception
25. Dec 2019 We Christmas
26. Dec 2019 Th St. Stephen´s Day

Opening hours

Shops/shopping

Monday - Friday: 8.30 am - 7 pm
Saturday: 8.30 am - 4 pm
Late night shopping: Thursday, 8.30 am - 10 pm

Banks and currency exchange

Monday - Friday: 8.30 am - 12 noon / 1.30 pm - 5 pm
Saturday: 8.30 am - 12 noon / closed in the afternoon

Public authorities and offices

Monday - Friday: 8 am - 12 noon / 1.30 pm - 5 pm
Saturday: closed

Important phone numbers

Emergency calls:

117 Police
118 Fire
144 Ambulance
1414 Swiss heli rescue

General information:

1811 General information such as eg doctors, theater, etc.
140 Breakdown Service
162 Weather Information
163 Road conditions
187 Avalanche Bulletin

Fribourg / Freiburg

Drinking a cup of coffee in a leisurely fashion, admiring the old facades and beautiful fountains, listening to two local languages or gazing from the 74-meter spire of the Cathedral far into the countryside - this is an experience enjoyed in Fribourg (Freiburg).

200 m
1000 ft
Freiburg, nestled on a rock promontory, is surrounded on three sides by the Saane River. It is one of the largest medieval towns in Üechtland. Over 200 unique Gothic facades from the 15th century impart incomparable medieval charm to the Old Town.

Ramparts that are over two kilometers long used to protect the city in the past. Remnants of the walls, turrets and bastions are still preserved. Most impressive, however, is the Cathedral of Freiburg with its extraordinarily beautiful stained-glass windows. Construction started in 1283 and continued in several stages. Dedicated to St. Nicholas, it boasts a 74-meter-high tower that offers a fantastic panoramic view.

Another good viewpoint is the Italian-style early Baroque Loreto Chapel. From the Neuveville district (in the Lower Town), a funicular railway takes you up to the pedestrianised area of the Upper Town. Fribourg is a lively university town, with many students from all over the world, making this a cosmopolitan, multi-faceted mini-metropolis. In the narrow alleyways are tightly packed rows of little boutiques, antique shops, student cafés and restaurants, offering local and foreign specialities.

One of the favourite destinations for art-lovers is the "Espace Jean Tinguely et Niki de Saint Phalle", housed in a former tram depot. More works by the two artists can be found on the Sculpture Trail through the town centre. Modern art is on display in the Fri-Art Gallery. Children will love the Puppet Museum or the highly educational Natural History Museum.

It is worth making an excursion to Hauterive Abbey, a Cistercian abbey founded in 1137, and once a stopping place on the pilgrims' route to Santiago de Compostela.

Highlights

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A perfect day in Fribourg.

Fribourg (known in German as Freiburg) builds bridges: between the Latin and Germanic cultures, as well as between the French and German languages. Bridges also dominate the urban landscape: no less than 15 span the River Sarine, from the old bridge of St. Apolline (built in 1147) to the wooden Pont de Berne (1653) and the Grandfey viaduct, a daring structure inspired by Gustave Eiffel.

Current events

Architecture

City museums

City tours

Excursions

Parks and squares

Sculptures