Destination guide

Rockin' the free world in Freiburg, Germany

Perched on the western fringes of Germany's Black Forest, this laid-back university city makes a great base for your next European adventure. There are plenty of centuries-old attractions in this area, including the 13th-century Freiburg Munster, the historic Merchants' Hall, and the Augustinermuseum with its baroque art. The city is also popular with hikers and bikers who come to conquer the many trails which criss-cross the Black Forest. As the region is famous for its beer and fine wine, book a Freiburg vacation rental in the heart of town and make full use of the many rustic taverns and wine bars on Augusterminerplatz.

Things to do

Freiburg—if it ain't baroque, don't fix it

A must-see attraction is the Freiberger Munster, the city's Gothic 13th-century cathedral. Dominated by its ornate 380-foot tower topped by a tapered spire, it is the only German building built in the Middle Ages to survive the bombings of both World Wars. One of the most recognizable buildings in the city is the Historical Merchants' Hall on the southside of Munsterplatz. Built in the 14th century as a custom office, its redbrick exterior is a classic Freiburg landmark. And don't forget to take a peek into the Augustinermuseum, which displays a wealth of baroque art.


German wine and sausage—Do you want Freiburg with that?

At the buzzy heart of Freiburg is Munsterplatz, a car-free zone and the largest square in the city. It hosts a popular weekday market, where you can buy local wine and Munsterwurst sausage, and relax by a bachle, the city's network of narrow water channels which cross the main squares. The city also draws loyal outdoorsy crowds who use it as a base to explore the hiking and biking trails scattered through the Black Forest. Naturally, this works up quite a thirst, but as a student city, the nightlife is pretty lively, especially the cool beer taverns around Augustinerplatz.


It's f-f-freezing in Freiburg, but only in winter

Freiburg is one of the most popular cities in the Black Forest. A year-round destination, it's particularly popular during the summer months, when it sees the best of the weather. Temperatures can reach highs of 80 degrees, although rain showers are not uncommon, so pack an umbrella. It's also when Freiburg vacation rentals get booked up in advance. To avoid the crowds, you can visit in the shoulder seasons of spring and fall. Winter is another special time to visit. Come December, the temperature drops below freezing and the snow falls, drawing winter sports enthusiastts to the Black Forest region.

Natural features

Have your Black Forest cake and eat it in Freiburg

Freiburg is a charming university city on the western fringes of Germany's Black Forest. As probably the premier hiking destination in the whole of Germany, the Black Forest is overrun by rugged hiking and biking trails. A good route for beginners is the Westweg Trail, a long-distance hiking trail which runs north to south through the forest, which can be easily reached from Freiburg. You'll find snowy peaks, rushing rivers, and lakes, and might even spot the Black Forest's resident wildlife, such as bears, stags, and wild grouse.

How to get there

How to get to and around Freiburg im Breisgau

The nearest airport is in Mulhouse (MLH-EuroAirport), located 31.1 mi (50 km) from the city center. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you could book a flight to Basel (BSL-EuroAirport), which is 31.1 mi (50.1 km) away.

If you prefer to travel by train, Freiburg Central Station, Freiburg Breiburg Central Station and Freiburg-Herdern Station are the main stations in the area. It's easy to get around Freiburg im Breisgau by jumping on the metro at Freiburg, Freiburg Hospital S-Bahn or Freiburg Messe/University S-Bahn.

Where to stay around Freiburg?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 824 vacation rentals near Freiburg. From 789 Condos/Apartments to 23 Houses, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Freiburg for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to Freiburg?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Freiburg:

  • Stühlinger: 83 vacation rentals
  • Littenweiler: 16 vacation rentals
  • Altstadt: 93 vacation rentals
  • Kappel: 20 vacation rentals
  • Wiehre: 99 vacation rentals

For other neighborhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Freiburg?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Freiburg. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Freiburg (Breisgau) Central Station: 1,815 vacation rentals
  • Freiburg (QFB-Freiburg Train Station): 1,806 vacation rentals
  • University of Freiburg: 1,795 vacation rentals
  • Freiburg Main Cathedral (Freiburg Munster): 1,811 vacation rentals
  • Freiburg Breiburg Central Station: 1,737 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Freiburg listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Condos/Apartments in Freiburg?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 789 Condos/Apartments in Freiburg. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Freiburg include:

  • Houses: 23 rentals available
  • Cottages: 2 rentals available
  • Farmhouses: 4 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Bungalows and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Freiburg?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 48 vacation rentals with pool available in Freiburg. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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