Freiburg im Breisgau is a city that is situated on the banks of the Dreisam River. This famous German University town has a colourful history. The city takes Saint George as its patron saint so its flag is identical to the flag of England. This is wine growing country and with its location as the gateway to the Black Forest the city is popular with tourists. It is also the sunniest and warmest city in Germany.
Freiburg means free town or literally Free Borough, the word Burg also being used to indicate that this would have been a fortified town. The Marinstor tower shown here in the photograph above is one of the original city gates in Freiburg. The Munsterplatz ( Cathedral Square ) holds a busy farmers market every Sunday. The Gothic Cathedral dates back to 1200 and is constructed of sandstone.
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