Fribourg Hotels, Travel Guide Hotel in Fribourg
Hotel in Switzerland Switzerland Hotels Schweiz Hotels Suisse Hôtels Hotel Svizzera Zwitserland Hotels Suiça Hotéis Suiza Hoteles 酒店预订 スイスのホテル 瑞士酒店 فنادق سويسرا فنادق سويسرا فندق في سويسرا فندق في سويسرا
Swiss Hotels Ελβετία ξενοδοχεία Hotel Swiss فندق في سويسرا فندق في سويسرا 스위스 호텔 Schweiz Hoteller Отели Швейцарии Khách sạn Thụy Sĩ โรงแรมในสวิตเซอร์แลนด์ Hotel Sveitsissä Hotell i Sveits Hotell i Schweiz Hotel ve Švýcarsku स्विट्जरलैंड में होटल
Switzerlandhotel.net
About Us
Switzerland Travel Guide
Contace US
Travel Link
Fax Form
Booking Guide
Aarau Switzerland Hotels
Adelboden Switzerland Hotels
Ascona Switzerland Hotels
Bad Ragaz Switzerland Hotels
Basel Switzerland Hotels
Berne Switzerland Hotels
Biel/Bienne Switzerland Hotels
Brig Switzerland Hotels
Burgenstock Switzerland Hotels
Chavannes-de-Bogis Switzerland Hotels
Chur Switzerland Hotels
Davos Switzerland Hotels
Egerkingen Switzerland Hotels
Engelberg Switzerland Hotels
Geneva Switzerland Hotels
Grindelwald Switzerland Hotels
Interlaken Switzerland Hotels
La Chaux-de-Fonds Switzerland Hotels
Lausanne Switzerland Hotels
Leukerbad Switzerland Hotels
Leysin Switzerland Hotels
Locarno Switzerland Hotels
Lucerne Switzerland Hotels
Lugano Switzerland Hotels
Maienfeld Switzerland Hotels
Martigny Switzerland Hotels
Murren Switzerland Hotels
Montreux Switzerland Hotels
Olten Switzerland Hotels
Piotta Switzerland Hotels
Saas-Fee Switzerland Hotels
Schaffhausen Switzerland Hotels
St Gallen Switzerland Hotels
St Moritz Switzerland Hotels
Thun Switzerland Hotels
Vevey Switzerland Hotels
Walzenhausen Switzerland Hotels
Zermatt Switzerland Hotels
Zurich Switzerland Hotels
Zurzach Switzerland Hotels

More Information

Switzerland Cities Hotels
Switzerland Hotel Names
Switzerland Resorts
Switzerland Ski Resorts
Switzerland Vacation Rentals
Switzerland Villa Rentals
Cheap Flights to Switzerland
Switzerland Restaurants
Switzerland Car Rental
Switzerland Travel Deals
Travel to Switzerland
Switzerland Map
Switzerland Weather
Switzerland Tourism
Switzerland Hotel Deals
Switzerland Discount Hotels
Switzerland Cheap Hotels
Switzerland Vacations
Switzerland Holiday
Switzerland Lodging
Switzerland Accommodation
Switzerland Tours
Switzerland Trip
Switzerland Attractions
Switzerland Sightseeing
Switzerland Airport
 
Fribourg Hotel Travel Guide
 

General information

Fribourg is in the canton of Fribourg, it is located on both sides of the river Sarine, it  is an important economic, administrative and educational center on the cultural border between German and French. Fribourg  is known for its cultural plurality, university, many gourmet restaurants and bridges over the River Sarine that links the French-speaking and German-speaking part of Switzerland.

Population 33’008
Area 9.32 km2 (3.60 sq mi)
Position 46°48’ north latitude, 7°09’ east longitude

 

Transportation

Fribourg is crossed by two main motorways of Switzerland, the A1 motorway crosses Switzerland from east to west, the A12 motorway links Berne and Vevey. Fribourg is about an hour and a half away from three main airports of Switzerland, Zurich, Basel, Geneva airport. The Bern airport is less than an hour away from Fribourg. Fribourg is on the country’s main railway, it links Geneva to Zurich. SBB stations offer the possibility of hiring bicycles and cars, even for a few hours. Cars and minibuses can also be hired from airports or from some garages in the Canton of Fribourg.

 

Tourist attractions

Medieval old town: over 200 beautifully preserved Gothic fagades – one of the most impressive cohesive medieval town structures in Europe.

Bridges: the founding of the city on the banks of the meandering river Sarine required the construction of several bridges, especially during the city’s rapid expansion in the 13th and 14th centuries.

Fortifications: the most important example of medieval military architecture in Switzerland. Two-kilometre-long ramparts, fourteen watchtowers,  the Belluard bulwark (dating back to the 1490s and one of the few remaining examples of its kind in Switzerland).

Saint James’ Way (Camino de Sanitago): this famous pilgrim’s walk passes through Fribourg city centre, crosses the 13th century St. Apolline Bridge, before continuing on towards the town of Romont.

St. Nicholas Cathedral: portico, Chapel of the Holy Sepulchre, stone and wood-carved statues, altars, rails, choir, stalls and stained glass windows.

Cardinal lager: the museum in the Cardinal brewery has everything you need to know about beer-making. Round off your visit with a complimentary glass of Fribourg’s amber nectar.

Villars Master Chocolatier: Villars has been making finely crafted chocolate since 1906. Try its deliciously creamy “chocolats l’ancienne”.

 

Events

Benichon: Centuries-old harvest festival, accompanied by a traditional celebratory supper consisting of local produce and regional specialities (September).

International Folklore Festival: in August of each year the streets of Fribourg are buzzing with folklore groups from all over the world.

Magical Journeys through Fribourg: in the autumn, the historic Old Town of Fribourg and the Auge neighbourhood in particular are transformed into a magical world for few weeks.

 

Food

Fribourg abounds with regional specialities such as ham hock served with cabbage and botzi pears, meringues with Gruyere double cream, aniseed cookies, bricelets (crispy wafer-thin waffles), and cuchaule (sweet, saffron-infused  bread) which is eaten with a generous helping of moutarde de benichon (a velvety rich sweet-and-sour jam made from

a reduction of pear juice, wine and spices).

A trip to Fribourg is not complete without sampling a silkysmooth cheese fondue: either the classic “moitie-moitie” (half Gruyere, half Vacherin) or 100% Vacherin, which is usually

served with boiled potatoes. Place a piece of bread or potato on the end of your fork and gently swirl it around the caquelon. 


Map of Fribourg

Map of Fribourg Switzerland

 

Fribourg Hotels, Travel Guide Hotel in Fribourg