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    Rundwanderung Niremont Photo: Pascal Gertschen, Fribourg Region
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Fribourg

For sports enthusiasts, culture lovers and sun-seekers: the mountains, lakes and historic towns of the region of Fribourg captivate everyone.

Across the region runs the language border of French-speaking Switzerland: in the northeast people speak German, in the rest of the region it's French.

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Waterfall · Fribourg
Wasserfall Jaun
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Direkt gegenüber dem kompakt gebauten Dorfkern mit seinen prächtigen Holzhäusern ergiesst der ...

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Bike Park · Freiburg und Umgebung
Berra Bike Park
Freiburg und Umgebung

Entdecken Sie einen wunderschönen Ort mit den Mountainbikes: der erste Bike Park in der Region La ...

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Lake · Freiburg und Umgebung
Lac des Joncs
Freiburg und Umgebung

Der "Lac des Joncs" ist ein sehr tiefer 5000 jähriger Bergsee in Les Paccots

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Water Sports · La Gruyère
Gruyère Escapade – Canyoning
La Gruyère

Ist Ihnen Canyoning bereits ein Begriff? Entdecken Sie diese unterhaltsame Aktivität mit den Profis ...

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Bathing Spot · Freiburg und Umgebung
Sandstrände & Badeplätze Estavayer
Freiburg und Umgebung

Das Südufer des Neuenburgersees mit seinen feinen Sandstränden bietet einen idyllischen Rahmen für ...

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Water Sports · Freiburg und Umgebung
Stand Up Paddle im Kanton Freiburg
Freiburg und Umgebung

STAND UP PADDLE IN FRIBOURG REGION

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Outdoor Activities Company · Freiburg und Umgebung
Kanutouren Naturschutzgebiet Grande Cariçaie
Freiburg und Umgebung

Das Naturschutzgebiet Grande Cariçaie beim paddeln erleben.

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Off to the outdoors: scenic highlights

Pristine nature, great biodiversity and plenty of fresh air await you in Fribourg. In the south of the region lies the legendary Schwarzsee in the primeval landscape of Brecca, an enchantingly wild valley that was formed tens of thousands of years ago by melting glaciers. Surrounded by steep limestone walls, you can hike here across picturesque alpine meadows and through ancient mountain forests. On the way, there are several alpine huts where you can stop to enjoy the magnificent view and regional specialties.

Further south, on the other side of the imposing peaks above the Breccaschlund, lies the Jaun waterfall. Directly opposite the pretty village center, up to 6000 liters of water per second plunge down into the Jaunbach - a natural spectacle worth seeing!

Historical paths through Freiburg

In the capital city of Fribourg (Fribourg), one of the largest historic city centers in Switzerland is waiting to be discovered by you. The river Saane meanders through Fribourg, enclosing most of the old town on three sides.

The town was founded as early as the 12th century. The architecture and art of bygone times can still be admired today: historic buildings, numerous bridges and fortifications line the Saane. Museums and exhibition halls round out the offerings for culture lovers.

Fribourg: Historic Old Town on the Saane River
Photo: larairimeeva, Adobe Stock

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Getting there

Public transport

Freiburg is on the main axis of the rail connection between Geneva and Zürich. In Switzerland, the SBB is in charge of organising train traffic. In the region of Fribourg, most of the public transport lines are operated by the TPF.

  • SBB: The Swiss Federal Railways operate most of the important transport connections in Switzerland. On their homepage, you can find almost all timetables for public transport in Switzerland.
  • TPF: The Fribourg Transport Authority is the most important transport provider in the region of Fribourg. The TPF operates öff public transport in the city of Fribourg, most bus services in the region and several rail lines.

Getting there

Two main sections of the Swiss motorway network cross the Fribourg region: the east-west link A1 and the A12, which connects Bern with Vevey.  

  • A1: Connects Bern with Lausanne, through Murten, Avenches, Payerne and Estavayer-le-Lac.
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  • A12: Connects Bern with Vevey, through Fribourg, Bulle and Châtel-St-Denis.

By plane

From our region you can reach the three most important Swiss airports Zürich-Kloten, Geneva-Cointrin and Basel-Mulhouse in less than an hour and a half's drive. Bern-Belp regional airport is less than an hour away.

  • Geneva-Cointrin airport: The international airport is 135 km away from Fribourg, the journey time by car is 1 h 40 min. From the airport station, there is a train connection to Fribourg every 30 min (journey time: 1 ½ h)
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  • Airport Zürich-Kloten: The international airport is 160 km away from Fribourg, the journey by car takes 1 h 50 min. From the airport railway station there is a train connection to Fribourg every 30 min (journey time: 1 ½ h)
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  • Euro-Airport Basel-Mulhouse: The Euro-Airport is 130 km away from Freiburg, the journey time by car is 1 h 35 min. A shuttle bus runs regularly to Basel railway station, from there there is a train connection to Freiburg every 30 min (journey time: 1 ½ h)
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  • Berne-Belp airport: The airport is 40 km from Fribourg, the journey time by car is 50 min. A shuttle bus runs every hour to Berne station, from there there is a train connection to Fribourg every 30 min (journey time Belp-Berne: 20 min.).
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