🇩🇪 Freiburg im Breisgau, commonly referred to as Freiburg, is an independent city in Baden-Württemberg, Germany. Freiburg is the fourth largest city in Baden-Württemberg. Situated in the south-west of the country, it straddles the Dreisam river, at the foot of the Schlossberg. Historically, the city has acted as the hub of the Breisgau region on the western edge of the Black Forest in the Upper Rhine Plain. A famous old German university town, and archiepiscopal seat, Freiburg was incorporated in the early twelfth century and developed into a major commercial, intellectual, and ecclesiastical centre of the upper Rhine region. The city is known for its medieval minster and Renaissance university, as well as for its high standard of living and advanced environmental practices. The city is situated in the heart of the major Baden wine-growing region and serves as the primary tourist entry point to the scenic beauty of the Black Forest.
Freiburg im Breisgau has a population of over 229,636 people. Freiburg im Breisgau also forms the centre of the wider Freiburg im Breisgau metropolitan area which has a population of over 656,753 people. Freiburg im Breisgau is the #234 hipster city in the world, with a hipster score of 3.2212 according to the Hipster Index which evaluates and ranks the major cities of the world according to the number of vegan eateries, coffee shops, tattoo studios, vintage boutiques, and record stores.
Twin Towns, Sister Cities Freiburg im Breisgau has links with: 🇫🇷 Besançon, France; 🇪🇸 Granada, Spain; 🏴 Guildford, England, United Kingdom; 🇦🇹 Innsbruck, Austria; 🇮🇷 Isfahan, Iran; 🇺🇦 Lviv, Ukraine; 🇺🇸 Madison, United States; 🇯🇵 Matsuyama, Japan; 🇮🇹 Padua, Italy; 🇰🇷 Suwon, South Korea; 🇮🇱 Tel Aviv, Israel; 🇳🇮 Wiwilí de Jinotega, Nicaragua.