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  • 1 Town Hall Interesting

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    pl. de l'Hotel de ville 3 CH - 1700 Fribourg

    Situated near the square where there a lime tree was planted on the day of victory in Morat by the Confederates of Charles le Téméraire, on 22 June 1476. It has a staircase with a double ramp and overhang (17C), a belfry of clockwork figures crowned ..

  • 2 Cathedral of St Nicholas Interesting

    Religious buildings

    pl. Notre-Dame CH - 1700 Fribourg

    Begun in 1280, this cathedral's fine 14C Gothic tower stands above the old town. The tympan pf the main gate, with a rose window above, is dedicated to the Last Judgement. Several modern stained glass windows by A Manessier light up the interior. The..

  • 3 Art and History Museum Interesting

    Museums and art

    r. de Morat 12 CH - 1700 Fribourg

    Housed in the Hôtel Razé, an elegant Renaissance building and a former abattoir, the collections of this museum show art and history in Fribourg from its origins to the present day. The Middle Ages, a flourishing time, are well represented. The lapid..

  • 4 Fribourg Old Town Interesting

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    pl. du Petit-St-Jean CH - 1700 Fribourg

    After crossing the Bern Bridge, a pretty wooden construction over the Sarine, you reach the old town. Among its ancient streets you will see reminders of the past, such as the Auberge de la Cigogne (rue d'Or), a former Augustine hostel, and the Fonta..

  • 5 Gutenberg Museum

    Museums and art

    pl. Notre-Dame 16 CH - 1700 Fribourg

    Housed in the building of the Ancienne-Douane, the Swiss Museum of Graphic Arts and Communication tells the story of written communication over the centuries. There are old workshops of binding, composition and printing and more modern technology tha..

  • 6 Espace Jean Tinguely - Niki de Saint Phalle

    Museums and art

    r. de Morat 2 CH - 1700 Fribourg

    The former tram depot has been turned into a home for work by two famous artists and temporary exhibitions. Niki de Saint Phalle created Relief monumental, for this space, an allusion to the Fribourg years of Tinguely, who was born in the town. In th..

  • 7 Église des Augustins

    Religious buildings

    r. de Lenda CH - 1700 Fribourg

    With a nave with three aisles and broken arches resting on round pillars, this church contains furnishings that are a fine example of the Baroque period. A gilded wooden retable with fake marble painting by Peter and Jacob Spring represents scenes fr..

  • 8 Église des Cordeliers

    Religious buildings

    r. de Morat 6 CH - 1700 Fribourg

    The Cordeliers arrived in Fribourg in 1256 and had this convent built which soon became a focal point of the town, receiving prestigious guests and housing the first library. In the 18C, the buildings were completely transformed. The church is today ..

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