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Gothic minster, little streams in the streets, delicacies and wine are defining some of the many faces of Freiburg. Go on a tour of discovery through this sunny place and let the pleasant Baden way of life combined with the flair of an international university and ecological flagship city work its magic on you. Freiburg gives you a warm welcome. With our KONUS-Card you travel for free and completely relaxed by bus and “Höllentalbahn” directly into the city center.
And, with its close proximity to the Black Forest, a ride with a funicular to the top of “Schauinsland“, its 1284 meters high house mountain, is offering a stunning view across the city, the Rhine Valley and the French counterpart of the Black Forest, the Vosges Mountains.
Awarded as a climatic spa and Kneipp health resort, the town with its close proximity of lush forests allows you to leave your cares behind. Enjoy a vibrant little town with classy shops. The dome of Sankt Blasien impressively determines the cityscape. Its cupola, with a diameter of 36 meters, is one of the largest in Europe. Musicians as well as listeners appreciate the grandiose acoustics inside the church. The international Dom Concerts in July and August offer an exceptional sound experience.
The island of Mainau in Lake Constance is a natural experience in every season. The reason for this is the seasonally changing abundance of flowers with around a million tulips, hundreds of rhododendrons, fragrant roses, perennials and colorful dahlias, as well as the more than 150 years old tree collection, the arboretum in the heart of the island, with its impressive giant redwood trees. The popular destination invites visitors all year round, from dawn to dusk, to forget the hectic everyday life, and to enjoy the beauties and tranquillity of nature quite consciously.
Colmar, beyond Strasbourg and Mulhouse, is third-most-populous city of Alsace in France. It impresses with its well-preserved old town houses from six centuries. Especially worth seeing is Colmar’s district “Little Venice” in the course of the Lauch River. On a boat trip over this small river, you can best explore the romantic side of the city. The most important exhibit of the “Museum Unterlinden” is the Isenheim Altarpiece, sculpted and painted by Matthias Grünewald at the beginning of the 16th century.
Strasbourg, one of the de facto capitals of the European Union, is the largest city of Alsace. It is the official seat of the European Parliament, the Council of Europe and many other European institutions. Famous are the Strasbourg Cathedral and its square – one of the most beautiful squares in Europe – and of course the picturesque half-timbered houses in the historic old town “La Petite France”. Try a sightseeing tour through the city with the bike carriage “Cyclorama” or with the ship “Batorama”.
Basel, at the border triangle of Switzerland, Germany and France, is Switzerland’s third largest city. Right in the middle of the city flows the river Rhine, where especially courageous people take a refreshing bath in summer. The old town is characterized by picturesque historic buildings such as the town hall, the Basel Minster and the Middle Bridge from the early 13th century. Basel is commonly considered the cultural capital of Switzerland. Moreover, this is no coincidence, as you can meet art every step of the way, whether on a stroll through the beautiful old town or on a visit to one of the nearly forty museums. Art Basel offers art of the 20th and 21st century, it is undisputedly the most important world fair of the international art market.