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  • 1 Gutenberg Museum Recommended Recommended

    Museums and art

    Pl. Notre-Dame 16

    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..

  • 2 Espace Jean Tinguely - Niki de Saint Phalle Interesting

    Museums and art

    R. de Morat 12

    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..

  • 3 Town Hall Interesting

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Pl. de l'Hôtel de Ville 3

    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 ..

  • 4 Cathedral of St Nicholas Interesting

    Religious buildings

    R. des Chanoines 3

    Begun in 1283, 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..

  • 5 Fribourg's Art and History Museum Interesting

    Museums and art

    R. de Morat 12

    Housed in the Hôtel Ratzé, 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 lapi..

  • 6 Église des Augustins

    Religious buildings

    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..

  • 7 Église des Cordeliers

    Religious buildings

    R. de Morat 6

    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 ..

  • 8 Fribourg Old Town

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    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..

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