Freiburger Münster, Freiburg im Breisgau

Experience the enchanting, medieval architecture of one of Freiburg's most historic landmarks, Freiburger Münster. Anchoring the city's historic old quarter, the 13th-century cathedral boasts an impressive combination of Gothic and Renaissance architecture. Wander through the cathedral's main sanctuary to admire its beautiful stained-glass windows and medieval sculptures. Then climb to the top of the 116 m (381 ft) high spire for views of the Black Forest and surrounding vineyards. Afterward, you can peruse the booths at the daily fresh market in the cathedral square. Work out when and for how long to visit Freiburger Münster and other Freiburg im Breisgau attractions using our handy Freiburg im Breisgau attractions planner .
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  • The Freiburg Minster "Our Lady" was built from about 1200 to 1513. Initially started in the Romanesque style, it was largely completed in gothic and late Gothic style. From the beginning, the cathedral did not belong to the church, but it is nevertheless the Roman Catholic parish church of Freiburg im Breisgau. The striking tower of the Cathedral is 116 metres high and offers an observation deck at an altitude of 70 metres. The most important piece is the high altar of Hans Baldung Grien, painted from 1512 to 1516, is a winged altar. The stained glass windows come from all construction periods of the cathedral. In the Romanesque transept you can see colourful stained glass windows from this construction period. Most of the Gothic windows in the longhouse donated the craft guilds, as the symbols of the guilds point out. Emperor Maximilian donated the imperial windows in the high choir. In addition, there are other abundant large and small decorations in and outside the cathedral. The Minster is a must-visit to the old town, but other buildings and squares are also worth seeing. At Münsterplatz itself there is the Historical Department Store, and it is still worth looking at the old guard, the Martinstor and the Colombischlössle. Many beautiful restaurants and cafes provide for the well-being of many beautiful restaurants and cafes. A stay at Münsterplatz in one of these locations is probably the best choice.
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  • The Freiburg Minster is very impressive! A visit is worthwhile. Of course, you don't pay for admission.
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  • Great and impressive cathedral. The Bell tower is definitely a must-see and worth the long climb. Aim to be there 15 minutes before the bells ring so you can be get a good view point close to the bells.
  • Freiburg was magical. We loved the buzz and the food at the open Market. And my daughter laughed at me for taking pictures (intentional pictures) of the sidewalk. What can I say - they were beautiful mosaics. I'm so happy we marked this warm historical city as a stop along our travels.
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