Fribourg The Essential
Recommended
Fribourg occupies an outstanding site, on a headland encircled by a loop in the Sarine. The old quarter, set between the river and upper town, is spiked with steeples and has retained a Medieval appearance. Fribourg, founded in 1157, has remained a deeply Catholic town. Its world-famous university (1889) is a cultural centre and has strengthened the leading role of religious education here. Also, Fribourg holds a triennial international photography exhibition.

Must see

Michelin's recommendations for Fribourg
Gutenberg Museum
Gutenberg Museum
Housed in the building of the Ancienne
120 minutes
Cathedral of St Nicholas
Cathedral of St Nicholas
Begun in 1283, this cathedral's fine 14C
30 minutes
Fribourg's Art and History Museum
Fribourg's Art and History Museum
Housed in the Hôtel Ratzé, an elegant
90 minutes
Town Hall
Town Hall
Situated near the square where there a
30 minutes
Espace Jean Tinguely - Niki de Saint Phalle
Espace Jean Tinguely - Niki de Saint Phalle
The former tram depot has been turned
90 minutes
Église des Augustins
Église des Augustins
With a nave with three aisles and broken
15 minutes