Fribourg, pleasant administrative centre of the canton of the same name, nerve centre of the region, welcomes you !
The old city joins the modern city to create a successful amalgam of harmonious urban landscape, a city on the scale of men, where life is worth living.
Fribourg has conserved a medieval complex unique in Europe
Stroll along its old streets, dawdle from museum to café… Fribourg truly uncovers itself to the one who seeks its true values. The old city, protected area of Fribourg, is a true model for its preservation and restoration. This area has been declared as a historical monument for its 200 gothic buildings, particular hotels, and many churches, decorated with some of the major religious art objects of Switzerland .
Fribourg, city of art and education
This slogan is far from being exaggerated. With many famous school establishments, a great bilingual university, and high-level teaching and research institutes, Fribourg is an intellectual centre on an international range.
Fribourg abounds with cultural societies of all categories and trends. The busy events agenda is completed with a wide range of festivals, including sacred music, modern art, cinema, jazz, guitar and folk music.
There is so much still to be seen, between the university that teaches science and wisdom from Pérolles to Miséricorde, the beautiful art museum (and many other museums, less prestigious but as fascinating), the towers, the city walls, the lookouts, the squares, the terraces, the markets, the cafés… ! No to forget: the modern city, represented through this guide with many advertisements. For the rest, don't hesitate to ask local people you will meet on the streets… The welcome of this city and its population wont be art…tificial. No matter where they are from, they will become your friends.