Where we live
Life in Freiburg and Surroundings
|Freiburg im Breisgau is a vibrant university city located in the sunny southwest of Germany. The region is known as the "Dreiländereck" or in English, the "Three Countries Corner", thanks to its close proximity to the neighbouring countries of France and Switzerland
University City and City of Science
The city of Freiburg has a university steeped in tradition with a wide range of courses. The thriving student community makes up 30,000 of Freiburg's 230,000 inhabitants. They help shape the city's young, diverse and international atmosphere.
Research institutes and companies in the fields of environment, renewable energies, IT and new media, biotechnology and medical technology, mechanical and electrical engineering, as well as the university hospital make the region attractive for skilled professionals from all over the world.
|City of Culture and Green City
The city's culture is as diverse as its people, with theatres, concert halls, cinemas, clubs with live music and a whole lot more. It also hosts many seasonal festivals such as Carnival Season (Alemannische Fasnacht) in Spring, the Zelt Musik Festival in Summer, the traditional fair and wine festival in Autumn as well as the Christmas Market in Winter.
The medieval old town featuring the Freiburg Cathedral and the daily market in the pedestrian zone, the many cyclists and the view of the green surrounding landscape shape the image of Germany's "eco-capital".
|Region of Freiburg
Freiburg is surrounded by the beautiful landscapes of the Black Forest, vineyards, mountain lakes and the Rhine river. This offers nature-lovers and sport enthusiasts a whole range of opportunities to explore. Moreover, cities like Strasburg, Basel and Constance as well as Germany's biggest theme park, Europapark, are within easy reaching distance for days out.
The fine wines from the Markgräflerland and the Kaiserstuhl are recongnised - and enjoyed - far beyond the state's borders.