Things to do in Fribourg

Our most recommended things to do in Fribourg

From Colmar: Christmas Markets Across 3 Borders

1. From Colmar: Christmas Markets Across 3 Borders

Depart Colmar at 10:00 AM from Colmar with your private driver and travel to the fortified town of Neuf-Brisach. This planned city is notable for its octagonal layout and is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.  Next, visit the Christmas market of Freiburg across the border in Germany. Following this, travel to Basel in Switzerland to discover its Christmas market at night. Explore all cities at your own pace and fall in love with their charm and decoration for the Christmas season.

Fribourg City Card with Free Public Transport

2. Fribourg City Card with Free Public Transport

Discover the city of Fribourg at your own pace and with a multitude of options open to you with the Fribourg City Card. Choose between a 1-day or 2-day option and get free access to all museums, public transit, and to the main tourist attractions.   If museums are your thing, check out: the Chemin de Fer du Kaeserberg, the Art & History Museum, the Espace Jean-Tinguely & Niki de St-Phalle, the Natural History Museum, the Swiss Puppet Museum, and the Swiss Sewing Machine Museum. You can also drop by the contemporary art center, the Botanic Gardens, the Gutenburg Museum, the Bible and Orient Museum, the Sensler Museum, and "Across the Screen". The other fun activities included on your card are a hop-on hop-off ticket to the small train that goes through the Old Town, a round of Urban Golf, access to the Cathedral’s tower, bowling, and access to the city’s pools.   On top of all that, your card gives you free public transportation as well as free access to the city’s funicular (cable car). The whole city is open to you with this city card.

Fribourg: Taste my Swiss City Self-Guided Food Tour

3. Fribourg: Taste my Swiss City Self-Guided Food Tour

Choose when you want to start and how much time you want to spend on this self-guided tour. The tour voucher will contain all information about directions and how to find each stop. Start the tour at the tourist office, located in the Equilibre theater. Then, hop over to Le Point Commun, a new coffee bar with a warm, friendly atmosphere, offering many regional products and specialties. Try a fair trade coffee and a "cuchaule", local bread and specialty of the region. Head over to the Les Trentenaires bar restaurant which is located in a former pharmacy, with some of its vintage parts still on show. This super stylish spot offers countless craft beers from all 4 corners of the globe. Here you can sample some local cheese and a craft beer. Continue in the direction of the Cathedral. Then, you will find the shop "Les Marchands Merciers" just on your right. Les Marchands Merciers is both an information point for all those who want to know more about Fribourg and a shop specializing in Fribourg products. It's a meeting place like no other. Coffee, wine, beer, literature, furniture; there's always something to please the eyes and the taste buds! Try an apple juice, coffee or syrup. Next, carry on into the heart of the lower town, the Brasserie de l’Epée offers bold and refined cuisine. It’s the perfect place to get to know the renowned gastronomy of Fribourg. You will try a gourmet dish with a dessert, accompanied by a regional wine and a coffee.

Fribourg: Urban Golf Experience to Discover the City

4. Fribourg: Urban Golf Experience to Discover the City

Arrive at the tourism office to collect the necessary equipment and embark on your urban golf experience. Allow a specially designed 18-hole course to guide you through the fascinating old town of Fribourg. Combine sport and fun to discover the history of one of the most beautiful medieval towns in Switzerland. The principles of golf remain: get the ball in hole in the least amount of shots. The excitement comes in an orienteering-style course dotted throughout the city. With a golf club, a ball, and a road map in your hand, enjoy an entertaining activity ideal for groups or families on a mini-golf course to remember.

Fribourg: Outdoor City Exploration Game for Smartphones

5. Fribourg: Outdoor City Exploration Game for Smartphones

Discover Fribourg at your own pace with this city exploration game for smartphones. Solve puzzles and find clues as you explore the city on foot and admire the sites, including St. Nicolas Cathedral and the Bern Bridge. After downloading the app and entering the code, begin your adventure at Joe Siffert Fountain. Follow the map through the city to various highlights, such as Samson’s Fountain and the Bern Bridge. Enjoy fun tasks and challenges that require you to explore the sites for answers and even take photos. If you master the snapshots, you will be rewarded with points. Play at your own pace and take breaks. Finish your tour at the funicular station.

Fribourg and Gruyeres Full–Day Trip

6. Fribourg and Gruyeres Full–Day Trip

On this full day excursion, see and learn about one of the best-kept medieval towns in Switzerland – Fribourg. Reach Fribourg in a private, comfortable vehicle, direct from your favourite location in Zurich. Upon arrival, you are free to stroll around the area, explore the narrow streets with old fashioned shops and cafes, gaze at the calm waters of the River Sarine, and have a moment of peace in the Cathedral of St. Nicholas – the main highlight of the city. Its beautifully stained glass windows along with the Gothic design will send you back in time. Move on to the most picturesque region of Switzerland – the mysterious town of Gruyeres, founded in the early middle ages. Swiss Gruyeres is famous for its delicious yellow cheese, which carries the same name as the town itself. You will have the chance to visit the cheese factory – la Maison du Gruyere – where you will witness the whole process of making cheese. Next, enter the oldest chocolate factory in Switzerland – La Maison Cailler. Here, find out how chocolate arrived in Europe and how the Swiss made it even better!

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What people are saying about Fribourg

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 31 reviews

The tour took us across Friborg and we were able to strengthen ourselves again and again. The food and drink stops were all great, tasty and very nice. With the Friborg CityCard, which is included in the offer, we were able to climb the cathedral tower, take the Funi and then take a city tour on the mini train. This package also includes admission to various museums. Just unbelievable!!! We can only recommend this tour, even for locals!

The tour was good and the tour guide was friendly. He was trying his best to help us out. It wasn’t a formal tour like the typical tour guiding experience but it was fine from a local guy.

Nice stroll. Too bad we did not have the explanations because it did not work. From earphones so for nothing. A very nice lady, however, provided us with explanations all along the route.

Excellent surprise visit to several very nice places. Of course, at this season everything is not open and we were not able to make the most of the city card. But we will be back.

really nice possibility to explore great places in the old town and enjoy a wide selection of good food and drinks