Fribourg occupies a breathtaking site, on a headland dominating the Sarine. The old districts, between the river and upper town, bristle with belfries and steeples and represent one of the finest ensembles of medieval architecture in Europe. Yet far from looking backwards, Fribourg is determined move forwards and develop. At the crossroads between French and German culture, it is proud of its bilingualism. The streets and cafés are lively thanks to the students enrolled in its famous university.