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Schlossberg

See Freiburg against the backdrop of the Black Forest by climbing this leafy mountain on the edge of the city center.

Named for the French fortress that once occupied its peak, the forested Schlossberg is a favorite destination for locals wanting to escape the town center. With multiple walking tracks, shady Douglas firs and a beer garden at the summit that provides views across the Black Forest, it’s not difficult to see why. Those less inclined to hiking up hills will enjoy the scenic view from the Schlossbergbahn, a cable car that takes you from the base to summit.

Two main trails lead to the summit, each departing from a restaurant at the base of the hill. Your journey will see you move through shady forest on your way. Those looking for more serious hiking can use the Schlossberg trails as the beginning of a longer journey to neighboring villages. Hiking maps are available at the tourist information center located within the Old Town Hall. Once you reach the top, relax with a drink at the beer garden located on top of the hill.

Board the Schlossbergbahn for a different way down. The cable car connects the city center with the top of Schlossberg and operates daily until after dark. The cable car was built in 2008 and will transport you a distance of 860 feet (262 meters) back to the city.

Schlossberg can be visited daily and is free of charge. Those wanting to travel aboard the cable car will need to purchase tickets upon boarding. Reach the base of Schlossberg by foot or by train.


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Lodging Near Schlossberg

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$115
Novotel Freiburg am Konzerthaus

Novotel Freiburg am Konzerthaus

Konrad-Adenauer-Platz 2, Freiburg
4.1
of 5, from 1,280 reviews
4.5 out of 5.0

Located in Old Town, this hotel is steps from Goethe Institute, Freiburg Concert Hall, and Blue Bridge. Freiburg Theater and University of Freiburg are also within 10 minutes.

$79
Hampton by Hilton Freiburg

Hampton by Hilton Freiburg

Zita-Kaiser-Strasse 32, Freiburg
3.9
of 5, from 31 reviews
3.5 out of 5.0

Located in the heart of Freiburg im Breisgau, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Freiburg Botanical Garden, Messe Freiburg, and Max Planck Institute of Immunobiology and Epigenetics. Colombischlossle and Bachle are also within 2 mi (3 km).

$69
Super 8 Freiburg

Super 8 Freiburg

Zita-Kaiser-Strasse 34, Freiburg
4.2
of 5, from 30 reviews
3.0 out of 5.0

Located in the heart of Freiburg im Breisgau, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Messe Freiburg, Freiburg Botanical Garden, and Max Planck Institute of Immunobiology and Epigenetics. Freiburg’s Exhibition and Conference Centre and Colombischlossle are also within 2 mi (3 km).

$89
Holiday Inn Express Freiburg - City Centre

Holiday Inn Express Freiburg - City Centre

Heinrich-von Stephan-strasse 19, Freiburg
4.4
of 5, from 56 reviews
3.5 out of 5.0

Situated in Freiburg im Breisgau, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Goethe Institute, Freiburg Concert Hall, and Blue Bridge. Freiburg Theater and University of Freiburg are also within 15 minutes.

$133
City Hotel Freiburg

City Hotel Freiburg

Weberstr. 3, Freiburg
4.1
of 5, from 197 reviews
3.5 out of 5.0

Located in Old Town, this hotel is steps from The Whale House and St. Martin Freiburg. Muensterplatz and Bachle are also within 5 minutes.

$101
Motel One Freiburg

Motel One Freiburg

Friedrichring 1, Freiburg
4.6
of 5, from 18 reviews
3.5 out of 5.0

Located in the heart of Freiburg im Breisgau, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of The Whale House, Muensterplatz, and St. Martin Freiburg. Freiburg Main Cathedral and Bachle are also within 10 minutes.

$113
Best Western Premier Hotel Victoria

Best Western Premier Hotel Victoria

Eisenbahnstraße 54, Freiburg
4.3
of 5, from 144 reviews
4.5 out of 5.0

Located in Old Town, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Colombischlossle, Freiburg Theater, and Old Town Hall. University of Freiburg and Freiburg Concert Hall are also within 10 minutes.

$123
Central Hotel

Central Hotel

Wasserstr. 6, Freiburg
4.2
of 5, from 298 reviews
4.5 out of 5.0

Located in Old Town, this hotel is steps from St. Martin Freiburg, The Whale House, and Bachle. Old Town Hall and Rathausplatz are also within 5 minutes.