IES Abroad Freiburg student on a hike looks out over the city

Freiburg

Germany

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Study abroad in Freiburg, the sunniest and warmest city in Germany. It’s easy to take advantage of the sunshine and hike up to the Schlossberg tower for the view or explore the many Black Forest trails that are easily accessible. Immerse yourself in the vibrant student culture of this friendly and welcoming city, where students are one sixth of the population.

 It is impossible not to fall in love with Freiburg and its curving cobblestone streets, medieval architecture, and beautiful cathedral. With its progressive mindset and small-town provincial charm, the city shows a remarkable commitment to the environment and sustainability and is small enough to feel like home. Ready to perfect your German language skills or study sustainability in Germany’s environmental capital? Freiburg is the place for you.

Study abroad in Freiburg and discover all there is to love about this enchanting university town through one the IES Abroad Freiburg programs!

Programs

European Union

Freiburg
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European Union
Length: 
Spring 2019, Fall 2019
Language prerequisites: 
None
Estimated Cost: 
$20,050
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European Union Summer

Freiburg
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European Union
Length: 
Summer 2019
Language prerequisites: 
None
Estimated Cost: 
$7,900
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Freiburg - Environmental Studies & Sustainability

Freiburg
,
Germany
Length: 
Spring 2019, Fall 2019
Language prerequisites: 
None
Estimated Cost: 
$19,600
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Freiburg - Language & Area Studies

Freiburg
,
Germany
Length: 
Spring 2019, Fall 2019
Language prerequisites: 
4 semesters of college-level German
Estimated Cost: 
$18,870
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Freiburg's Top Five

Appreciate the Architecture

Freiburg’s architecture takes in German, Austrian, French, and Swiss influences, which all compete for attention in the city’s colorful buildings.

(Don't) Step in the Bächle

The narrow channels of water that run through the streets of old Freiburg are one of this city’s most characteristic and charming features.

Hike, Cycle, & Climb the Black Forest

Germany’s massive, mountainous, and densely-forested area is right in Freiburg’s back yard.

Pack a Picnic

Grab a Black Forest ham sandwich and a bottle of fresh apple juice from the Saturday market, find the perfect spot, and enjoy. Studying in the sunniest spot in Germany has its advantages!

Take in the Views from the Schauinsland

A rigorous hike or an easy cable car will take you to the top of this hill, offering glorious views of the city, the nearby Vosges Mountains, and the Black Forest.

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In this blog post I wanted to give you ideas of what you can do in Freiburg. Some places you can go visit, foodie spots to eat at, and day trips that you can make to explore Germany a little better. 

I'll give some clarification to the places I visited.

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