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