10 things to do in Freiburg for less than €20

Travel August 18, 2016

Freiburg im Breisgau is a university city at the doors of the beautiful Black Forest. If that isn’t attractive enough for you, Freiburg holds the record of being the sunniest city in Germany. Enjoy the weather, the landscape and all the cheap plans you can do as suggested by the colleagues in our partner school Alpadia Freiburg:


Schauinsland cable car

Germany’s longest cable car takes you right to the top of the mountain and back for less than € 20. The astonishing view of Freiburg and the Rhine Valley will take your breath away. You can’t miss it.

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Spend a day visiting museums

Freiburg is a very cultural city full of museum. You can buy a daily ticket and visit all museums for only € 7! Learn all you can about its history in the city museum and then admire different pieces of art of the last 100 years.


Freiburg Münster

Get ready to do some exercise and climb the 400 steps to the top of the cathedral’s tower. The entrance fee is 2 €, 1’50 € if you are a student. An incredible view of the city and it surroundings awaits you.



Rent a bike

Ride along the river and explore the city and its surroundings like a real local. For € 14 you can rent a bike for the whole day and discover Freiburg from a different perspective.


BBQ for free!

Take advantage of the good weather in Freiburg and go to the area around the river Dreisam. You will find plenty of students and BBQ lovers in a distended atmosphere. You will get the change to meet some new friends, practice slack line and enjoy a BBQ place for free. Bring your food and drinks and chill out.

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Catch a movie

Tuesday is cinema day in Freiburg, for only € 5’50 you can see a movie in any of the cinemas of the city. Practise German while you get acquainted with its cinematic culture.


Stroll around the market

Walk around the stalls that spring up around the cathedral on Saturday mornings, where you will be able to find handmade souvenirs from the Black Forest. Most important of all, do not leave the premises without trying first a “Münsterwürst” (sausage) at Meier’s Wurststand and then treat yourself for a piece of cheesecake (Stefan’s Käsekuchen).

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See the inside of a brewery

Have you ever seen how beer is made? What better place to find out than the home country of beer festivals. Every Friday you can join a tour at the Ganter brewery and learn everything about the ingredients, the process and the final product. This is your chance to taste real Freiburg beer.


Relax by the “Waldsee”

This is the right place to meet locals and live life like them. Take a walk in the forest or rent a boat and row around the small lake. There is also a nice restaurant in case you get hungry.

Once you already know the “Waldsee”, you can to “Seepark”, in the West of Freiburg. Besides rowing, you can play mini golf as well.

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Tandem project

Sign up for the tandem project of the university and find a language partner for free. You will learn German in a more relaxed environment than the class, in real life situations. Our partner school Alpadia is an official partner in this project. Find out more information about it here.


Have you already booked your stay in Freiburg? Let us know what else you can do on a budget.

By Xisela Maneiro

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