Bathed in sunlight and exuding a zest for life, Freiburg bewitches guests all year round. A university city steeped in tradition, its winding narrow streets, idyllic courtyards and famous little rivulets, known as Bächle, have enchanted a number of great minds over the years, such as Heidegger, Husserl and Eucken. Freiburg may be an old city with a history dating back almost 900 years but it is by no means resting on its laurels. Today, the city prides itself as one of Germany’s most distinguished hubs for science. Its popularity also stems from its excellent reputation as a sporting city, in which fitness and a positive outlook on life take top priority. Golf courses, spacious sports facilities, a vast number of tennis courts and the Keidel Mineral Thermal Bath contrast with the plethora of cosy restaurants, pubs and bars scattered throughout the city’s old town, which each provide the perfect spot to stop and unwind for a while. Even in February, when the jesters of the Fasnet carnival are getting up to their usual mischief and people are still wrapped up in coats and scarves, visitors may well find themselves sitting outside in a café with the first rays of spring sunshine glistening in their hair.
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