If you’re curious about taking a trip to Freiburg in south-west Germany, you’re in for a treat. Freiburg is surprisingly little known among UK tourists, even though it is a beautiful town, with scenic views and wonderful food; perfect for family breaks or a cheap base from which to explore central Europe. Situated on the edge of the Black Forest, Freiburg is nestled deep in German wine country – and is a town of green spaces, sunshine and relaxation. At the foot of the Black Forest Mountain range, day trips in this sleepy town can involve anything from hiking up the mountain, a tour of the vineyards or shopping and exploring the historic town centre. The streets in the centre of town are criss-crossed with Bächle – miniature canals – and a day spent tramping Freiburg’s cobbled byways is best spent with your gaze hovering over the sides of the street, the river, parks and people.
Renting holiday accommodation in Freiburg
When planning a stay in the pretty university town of Freiburg, consider staying in a holiday rental. Living in a holiday home will place you right in a local community, away from the overpriced and under-cultured tourist areas. This means you get to find out what the locals like to do for fun, and where they go to enjoy the warmth and sun of a German summer. And at the end of a long day exploring the surrounding mountains, forests, or strolling through Freiburg’s museums, parks and gardens; nothing compares to stretching out on your very own couch in your very own house. HouseTrip offers a wide range of city centre apartments in Freiburg with easy access to public transport and local sights.
Where to stay in Freiburg
Being a relatively small city with amazing bus and train services, base your decision of where to stay in Freiburg on the property instead of the exact location. So whether you’re looking for a chic city centre apartment in Altstadt or a family home in Landwasser, holiday rentals let you choose accommodation that perfectly suits your needs and budget. If you are looking to explore central Europe, a holiday home in Freiburg is a cheap and easy option from which to easily reach Switzerland, France and Berlin. And with so many green spaces and tree-lined boulevards in the suburbs of Freiburg, a holiday home makes a lot more sense for a scenic German adventure.
Freiburg with the family
Freiburg is probably one of the best places in Europe to visit with kids. Firstly kids love German food (especially Flammkuchen, a thin pizza base with crème fraîche and bacon), so make sure to grab lots of speck and sausages from the local market to take back to your fully equipped kitchen. Secondly you are right on the doorstep of one of the most famous and beautiful wooded areas in the world, and a traipse through the land of Black Forest cake (or Schwarzwälder Kirschtorte as the locals call it) is sure to get them animated and happy to learn about nature. The centre of town has oodles of museums, and the massive Disney-esque Europapark is only 30 minutes away, so daytrips to the surrounds will leave the kids tired and happy. Leaving you to stretch out on the couch with just-one-more-last-one-I-promise slice of the best chocolate cake on earth.