Friday, July 1, 2011

Freiburg, Germany

Early spring 2011, I had an opportunity to travel to Europe for 10 days exploring German, Switzerland, France and Amsterdam. Actually I had to attend a conference at Gottenheim presenting paper. I stayed at mid range hotel Intercity hotel, Freiburg which takes 7 minutes to Gottenheim by regional train. So I take this opportunity tour around a small town name Freiburg im Breisgau. Freiburg is located in the extreme south-west of the country. The journey from Frankfurt to Freiburg takes 2 hours using ICE train. 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. The city is situated in the heart of a major wine-growing region and the scenic beauty of the Black Forest.

Blooming florist during spring
As stated in wikipedia, Freiburg was incorporated in the early 12th century and developed into a major commercial, intellectual, and ecclesiastical centre of the upper Rhine region. Freiburg was heavily bombed during World War II. In May 1940, aircraft of the Luftwaffe mistakenly dropped approximately 60 bombs on Freiburg , killing fifty-seven people. Later on, a raid by more than 300 bombers of the RAF Bomber Command on 27 November 1944 destroyed a large section of the city enter. After the war, the city was rebuilt on its medieval plan. In 1945, it was occupied by the French Army and soon allotted to the French Zone of Occupation. In December 1945 Freiburg became the site of government for the German state Badenia, which was merged into Baden-Württemberg in 1952. The French Army maintained a presence in Freiburg until 1991, when the last French Army division left the city, and left Germany.

A busy Freiburg town on Saturday afternoon

Titisee town where is a best place for recreation and it is the cheapest place and best place to buy souvenir especially cukoo clock originally come from Titisee

                                                        A greenly Black Forest

One of the historical site is a late Gothic building name " The Merchant Hall" constructed between 1520 and 1530 is a center of financial life of region

The St. Martin Tower, one of the original city gates

The souvenir shop selling famous and original cukoo clock

Titisee Lake Garden during Sunday

Amazing scenic view of Lake Titisee surrounded by greeny Black Forest

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