Germans call Freiburg the sunniest city in the country, a claim that is actually pretty close to being scientifically accurate. The southwestern German town—located about 18 miles from the French border and 45 miles from Basel Switzerland—sees around 1,740 hours of sun a year.
Naturally, one of the nation’s brightest and warmest destinations is a logical place to spend a few days during a summer tour of Europe. That being said, Freiburg isn’t just a summer escape. The welcoming, pleasant city is a university hub, a sustainability stalwart and 20 miles northwest of the Black Forest.
To better enjoy your time in this seemingly perfect, yet unheralded locale, here are nine things you shouldn’t leave Freiburg without experiencing.
Photo: der LichtKlicker, CC-BY
Dillon Thompson is a travel intern with Paste and a student at the University of Georgia.