Freiburg im Breisgau or Freiburg im Breisgau is a city located near the border with France and Switzerland. He is often confused with Freiburg in Switzerland, but he is quite far from it. The city has a nice old town with tenement houses and numerous squares and narrow canals that give it charm.
Freiburg's history dates back to the 12th century. In the Middle Ages it was a significant commercial center due to its location. During the Napoleonic wars it passed several times from German to French hands and back again to find itself within the borders of Germany only after the war in 1871. Although the city was quite badly damaged during air raids during World War II, thanks to the reconstruction it still has its specific charm.
The most important monument of Friborg is the Romanesque-Gothic cathedral, whose 116-meter tracery tower rises above the city buildings. It is considered one of the most beautiful cathedrals in Germany. Its Romanesque presbytery is surrounded by a wreath of chapels, and the nave is supported by buttresses outside the building.
Located at the cathedral Münsterplatz is the largest square Friborg and a place where every day except Sundays there is a market. Among the tenement houses at the square, the 16th-century Historic Department Store stands out with two corner towers and bas-reliefs on the facade, a Gothic granary and the Old Armory, in which the House of Baden Wines currently operates.
Walking along the streets leading from Münsterplatz you can reach Augustinerplatz, the bustling meeting place of the city's inhabitants. There is a monastery of augustians and the remains of the city walls. Of the old fortifications, the Swabian Gate and the Tower of St. Martin.