Black Forest: Freiburg "Jewel of the Black Forest"
|The Merchants' Hall|
Among the main place that we explored in Freiburg was the Augustinerplatz, one of the central squares in the old city. Formerly the location of an Augustinian monastery that became the Augustiner Museum in 1921, it is now a popular social space for Freiburg's younger residents hanging around a number of restaurants and bars.
At the centre of the old city is the Münsterplatz, Freiburg's largest square where we visited and the site of Freiburg's Münster, a gothic minster cathedral constructed of red sandstone, built between 1200 and 1530 and noted for its towering spire. Another major attraction here is the Historical Merchants' Hall, a Late Gothic building with its façade decorated with statues and the coat of arms of four Habsburg emperors. However, we were enthralled by Freiburg's natural beauty of the Schlossberg Hill situated at the east of the city centre, providing extensive views over the city and surrounding region.
|Freiburg's Münster, a gothic minster cathedral|