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Why Visit Freiburg, Germany

Founded at the beginning of the 12th century, Freiburg im Breisgau is German corner of paradise, placed next to other notable tourist destinations: Basil and Zurich in Switzerland and Strasbourg in France. Moreover, Erasmus of Rotterdam, the remarkable Christian humanist with an extraordinary biography, spent a couple of years here. If this already isn't a good reason to explore this amusing town, check out the list of its most significant landmarks to turn your Freiburg itinerary into a breathtaking adventure.

First and foremostly, Freiburg im Breisgau boasts the Albert Ludwig University (aka Uni Freiburg), founded more than 500 years ago. A number of historically significant figures, including not only overmentioned Erasmus but also Martin Heidegger and Edmund Husserl, the world-famous philosophers and scholars, have studied in this very alma-mater. By the way, namely, Uni Freiburg is the reason why the town always looks and sounds jolly and vigorously: thousands of students living here turn Freiburg into a place full of fun and positive vibrancy.

Come by the Freiburg Minster, the unique Gothic church, best known for the fact that, unlike other local sights, it survived during the Second World War. The visit to the church will not only revive your Freiburg travel, but it will also definitely become the jewel of the tour. Here you will be able to delight your eyes with the views of the incredible stained-glass windows and elegantly performed stone carving.

In case you catch yourself thinking that the picturesque town has sort of pushed you hard with the weight of history, it is high time to add game and magic to your Freiburg journey. Discover Europa-Park, Germany's main amusement center, considered to be the second most popular park after the renowned Disneyland. Aren't you puzzled with the unusual name of this tourist attraction? Well, the park consists of more than ten special theme zones, each is dedicated to a European country.

Best Things to Do in Freiburg, Germany

  • Explore the Freiburg Minster church
  • Stop by the famous Albert Ludwig University
  • Have fun in the Europa-Park amusement park
 

Thus, you may have a lot of fun taking an unforgettable ride in "Poseidon", the high-speed water coaster found in "Greece". "Iceland", in its turn, boasts the renowned Gazprom Theme World, plus, don't miss Grimm's Enchanted Forest, the marvelous zone where Grimm's characters (Rapunzel, Hansel & Gretel, the Golden Goose) come to life.

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