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Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany

Freiburg‘s cathedral: The Münster

Freiburg‘s cathedral: The Münster

Farmers' Market

Farmers' Market

Münster Square with The Old Merchants' Hall

Münster Square with The Old Merchants' Hall

Martinstor (Martin's Gate)

Martinstor (Martin's Gate)

City center

City center

The Old City Hall...

The Old City Hall...

...and the New City Hall

...and the New City Hall

"The Whale House"

"The Whale House"

Konviktstraße

Konviktstraße

One of Freiburg's many "Bächle" (little brooks)

One of Freiburg's many "Bächle" (little brooks)

Oberlinden

Oberlinden

Germany's oldest inn "Zum roten Bären"

Germany's oldest inn "Zum roten Bären"

Schwabentor (Swabian Gate)

Schwabentor (Swabian Gate)

Schwabentor

Schwabentor

Idyllic Gerberau next to Schwabentor ("Little Venice")

Idyllic Gerberau next to Schwabentor ("Little Venice")

Freiburg's famous crocodile in Gerberau

Freiburg's famous crocodile in Gerberau

Fischerau

Fischerau

Fischerau

Fischerau

University library

University library

Pedestrian area

Pedestrian area

Europaplatz

Europaplatz

Siegesdenkmal (Victory Monument)

Siegesdenkmal (Victory Monument)

View from Stadtgarten (Municipal Park)

View from Stadtgarten (Municipal Park)

View of Schlossberg (Castle Hill) and cable car

View of Schlossberg (Castle Hill) and cable car

"The Blue Bridge" (Wiwili Bridge)

"The Blue Bridge" (Wiwili Bridge)

Freiburg is also called the Green City

Freiburg is also called the Green City

In the background, view of Kaiserstuhl (557m, close to the French border)

In the background, view of Kaiserstuhl (557m, close to the French border)

Famous schnitzel with fried potatoes (one small portion)

Famous schnitzel with fried potatoes (one small portion)

Venison goulash with homemade spaetzle

Venison goulash with homemade spaetzle

View of Freiburg from Schauinsland (1284 m), our local mountain

View of Freiburg from Schauinsland (1284 m), our local mountain

View of Feldberg (1493 m) in the background, highest elevation in the Black Forest

View of Feldberg (1493 m) in the background, highest elevation in the Black Forest

View of Feldberg from Schauinsland

View of Feldberg from Schauinsland

Monastery St. Peter (720m), Black Forest

Monastery St. Peter (720m), Black Forest

Traditional farmers' market next to the monastery

Traditional farmers' market next to the monastery

Pilgrimage Church Maria Lindenberg (720m), Black Forest

Pilgrimage Church Maria Lindenberg (720m), Black Forest

View of the Black Forest from Maria Lindenberg

View of the Black Forest from Maria Lindenberg

Monastery St. Märgen (895m)

Monastery St. Märgen (895m)

Hexenlochmühle, the only double mill in the Black Forest

Hexenlochmühle, the only double mill in the Black Forest

Old farm house

Old farm house

Monastery St. Blasien

Monastery St. Blasien

Titisee, Black Forest

Titisee, Black Forest

Boat trips offered from May through October

Boat trips offered from May through October

The world's largest cuckoo clock in Schonach

The world's largest cuckoo clock in Schonach

Staufen Castle (12th century), Markgräflerland

Staufen Castle (12th century), Markgräflerland

Staufen town hall

Staufen town hall

A local inn specialized in cheese (e.g.fondue)

A local inn specialized in cheese (e.g.fondue)

One of the typical wine houses

One of the typical wine houses

Hand painted house

Hand painted house

Markgräflerland and Black Forest

Markgräflerland and Black Forest

View from Wiedener Eck (1035m)

View from Wiedener Eck (1035m)

View of Kaiserstuhl (557m) and the Vosges (1424m), France, from Wiedener Eck

View of Kaiserstuhl (557m) and the Vosges (1424m), France, from Wiedener Eck

Breisach Münster on the border to France

Breisach Münster on the border to France

View of the Black Forest from Breisach

View of the Black Forest from Breisach

Burkheim Castle, Kaiserstuhl

Burkheim Castle, Kaiserstuhl

Sunken path in the loess, Kaiserstuhl

Sunken path in the loess, Kaiserstuhl

View of the Vosges, France, from Kaiserstuhl

View of the Vosges, France, from Kaiserstuhl

Local food: Flammkuchen (tarte flambée - baked in flames)

Local food: Flammkuchen (tarte flambée - baked in flames)

Haut Koenigsbourg (12th century), France, and view of the Upper Rhine Plain

Haut Koenigsbourg (12th century), France, and view of the Upper Rhine Plain

Colmar, France

Colmar, France

Colmar

Colmar

Isenheim Altarpiece in Colmar, painted by Matthias Grünewald in 1512-1516

Isenheim Altarpiece in Colmar, painted by Matthias Grünewald in 1512-1516

Riquewihr, Alsace

Riquewihr, Alsace

One of many wine houses

One of many wine houses

Ribeauvillé, Alsace

Ribeauvillé, Alsace

Le Corbusier's famous chapel Notre Dame du Haut in Ronchamp, France, at the foot of the Vosges

Le Corbusier's famous chapel Notre Dame du Haut in Ronchamp, France, at the foot of the Vosges

Pilgrimage Church Birnau above Lake Constance

Pilgrimage Church Birnau above Lake Constance

Lake Constance with the Alps in the haze

Lake Constance with the Alps in the haze

UNESCO world heritage site on Lake Constance: the pile dwellings in Unteruhldingen

UNESCO world heritage site on Lake Constance: the pile dwellings in Unteruhldingen

 Neuschwanstein Castle near Füssen, Bavaria

Neuschwanstein Castle near Füssen, Bavaria

Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Bavarian Allgäu

Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Bavarian Allgäu

View of the Bavarian Alps from Garmisch-Partenkirchen

View of the Bavarian Alps from Garmisch-Partenkirchen

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Exchange dates Duration
April 01, 2023 - September 30, 2023 2 weeks

1-2 weeks, depending on destination. Exchange already fixed for May 2023.

Welcome to the capital of the Black Forest, very close to France and Switzerland

NO OFFERS FROM SPAIN AT ANY TIME - Thank you.

We have a townhouse, situated on a slope, with a small garden in the sunny and beautiful southwest of Germany. From our home it is only 10 minutes by streetcar to the historical center of Freiburg (founded in 1120) with its many medieval sights, museums, parks and other places of interest. A 25-50 minute ride by car to the east takes you to the beautiful Black Forest with its numerous sights and hiking trails and to Lake Constance (2 h, panoramic view of the Alps). To the Alpine foothills with their hand-painted houses and München it is about four to five hours, depending on traffic. Kaiserstuhl, the famous wine-growing district and European bird sanctuary, with its quaint little villages and unique sunken paths in the loess as well as picturesque Alsace (e.g. Colmar, Strasbourg) are about 20-60 min away in the west. Le Corbusier's famous chapel in Ronchamp (UNESCO world heritage site) can be reached in 90 min. To the north there are a number of castle ruins (10th-15th century), the world’s best amusement park, Europa-Park (30 min), and cities like Baden-Baden (65 min, thermal springs), Karlsruhe (85 min, baroque castle), world-renowned Heidelberg (2h) and Stuttgart (2h). Heading south there is Markgräflerland, another well-known wine-growing area (30-45 min). Visit the small medieval town of Staufen at the foot of a castle or enjoy a bath in the hot springs of Badenweiler. To Basel (historic old town, famous museums, zoo) in Switzerland it is less than an hour by car. To Zürich it takes about 2h20, to Grindelwald less than 3h and to Milan, Italy, less than 5h.
Needless to say that our region is known for its good food and wine and also for its typically German „Gemütlichkeit“ (sociability).

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Our Family

  • 2 Adults
  • 0 Children
  • 14 Exchanges made

Occupation

  • retired teacher
  • retired civil servant

Our Home

  • House Type: House
  • Environment: In the city
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Sleeping Capacity: 5
  • Total Area: 136 m2

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In my house

  • Pets - Not allowed
  • Small children - Not allowed

Exchange Types

  • Home exchange

Indoor

  • Free internet access
  • Hot tub or jacuzzi
  • Central heating
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Clothes dryer
  • Television

Outdoor

  • Garden
  • Terrace or deck
  • Garage
  • Bicycles: 1

Facilities

  • No smoking
  • Use/Exchange of car

Our Destination Wish List

  • Open for all offers
  • Norway
  • Canada
  • United States
  • Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Helsinki, Finland
  • Brussels, Belgium
  • Vienna, Austria
  • Edinburgh, UK
  • Budapest, Hungary
  • Hamburg, Germany
  • Geneva, Switzerland

Spoken Languages

  • English
  • Français
  • Deutsch
  • Svenska

Occupation

  • retired teacher
  • retired civil servant

Children

  • No children will be traveling with us.

Pets

  • We do not have pets.

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