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About Freiburg

Freiburg im Breisgau, commonly called Freiburg, is a large city in the Baden-Wurttemberg state in the south of Germany. Sitting on the edge of the Black Forest, this city is home to one of Germany's oldest universities and a large Gothic-style cathedral in its reconstructed medieval old town.

Freiburg Cathedral originated as a Romanesque Church in the 13th century and took a full 300 years to complete. This cathedral is one of the most popular attractions in the city, and it's easy to see why. Hundreds of figures have been carved into the sandstone facade with impossible detail, and entry is free to walk through the even more impressive interior.

The Münsterplatz is another must while visiting the city. Although nearly destroyed in World War II, this cobblestone pedestrian square has been restored to display its many historic monuments, including the bold, red Historical Merchants' Hall. Market stalls populate this central square every day except for Sundays.

One of the unique features of Freiburg is the shallow waterways that flow along grooves in the streets in the Old Town. These brooks, or bächle, used to supply the city with drinking water from the Dreisam River but today host kids' boat races or splashes on hot days. Legend says that if you accidentally step in one, you will marry a local, so watch your step—or don't!

Experience Germany's incomparable rail network on a train to Freiburg, arriving at the Freiburg Hauptbahnhof. FlixBus and Sindbad also connect Freiburg to the rest of the country and several additional European cities like Zurich and Budapest.

What train companies travel to Freiburg, Germany?

Located in Germany, Freiburg is accessible by train from 5 other cities. You can choose from 8 daily scheduled trips when you search for trains to Freiburg on Wanderu. FlixTrain usually has the most trains on any given day.

Looking for other ways to get there? Bus tickets to Freiburg are also available..

Train companies serving Freiburg

TrainRoutesAvg. TimeAvg. Price
FlixTrain2010h 23m€40.40
  • Part of the FlixBus family, FlixTrain launched in 2018 to offer affordable and sustainable train travel in Germany. Its trains provide Wi-Fi, power outlets, air conditioning, onboard restrooms, and access to an entertainment portal full of movies, games, and music. In addition, each passenger gets a guaranteed seat, so you don't have to worry about standing in any aisles.

Frequently Asked Questions

€3.00 is the cheapest price for a train ticket to Freiburg, according to recent searches on Wanderu. You can use our search to check if this price is currently available on buses from your city to Freiburg. In the last month, trains from Basel to Freiburg had the lowest average price at €3.01.

The busiest train station in Freiburg is Bismarckallee 3. As Freiburg's main station, it has the most trains coming and going. However, a popular alternative is Südbadenbus.

Among train travelers Freiburg is the second most popular destination in the region. It also ranks number 29 in Germany. Freiburg ranks number 3 in the region in terms of the number of destinations that connect to Freiburg via train service. On average 4 direct daily train trips serve Freiburg.
The population of Freiburg is 215966. Freiburg ranks number 4 in terms of population in Baden-Württemberg and number 28 in all of Germany.
Train tickets to Freiburg range from €3 for a short trip to Freiburg, while a 60 to 200 mile train trip to Freiburg starts at , and a longer trip by train to Freiburg can be as cheap as . Looking to travel across state or province lines? A trip from out of your region will be as low as €3.
The closest train station to the city center of Freiburg is Südbadenbus, located just 0.1 miles away. Select Südbadenbus as your arrival if your plans call for exploring the downtown area of Freiburg. Search on Wanderu and in the search results you can filter travel options by arriving or departing station.

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