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Schlossberg, Freiburg im Breisgau
(4.2/5 based on 320+ reviews on the web)
Just to the east of Freiberg's Old Town and perfect for hikes and recreation, Schlossberg is a small mountain area used by the French as a fortress from 1677 to 1744 and the site of many battles and disputes. To get to the top, you can either take a footpath opposite the Schwabentor or the new castle mountain railway funicular. Atop the mountain, you'll find the beginnings of various hiking trails, a 19th-century tower, remains of the old fortress, and the Schlossberg observation tower. Stop by the Greiffeneggschlössle beer garden for a break, and be sure to take in the impressive view of Freiberg. Plan your visit to Schlossberg and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Freiburg im Breisgau vacation route planner.
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  • We have caught an ech beautiful winter day. We are with the cable car up to the Schlossberg restaurant approached and erklummen from the highest point of the Castle Hill. Unfortunately, the Aussichtstur due to renovation works was closed. We have selected a sunny bench to us and enjoyed the Sun. It was glorious. We were visited by a Raven. Directly next to us had he landed and picked something shiny on the ground around. Then my friend wondered whether she wore not a ring. She's not sure himself. When she abolished the pièce de résistance of the Ravens picked, it was actually her ring. As the Raven would want to tell us: "Hey you, lost what". It was a real intwressanter and fun day. It's worth a trip in any case. UP FROM THE CITY! :-)
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  • Goid way to spend the morning. Take the funicular up and walk up to the tower which is closed. That's the highest point. Great views. Somewhat strenuous climb but not bad. Nice views coming down on th...  more »
  • We went spontaneously to a market excursion in the Breisgau. The town is very pretty and has also long opening hours. An observation tower watches over all the whole on the Schlossberg. We have the newly created train--very comfortable. Once at the top we were somewhat ratlos-where this is nu to the Tower's was no sign-on better still it was tower closed. you could have written on already below this at the train station. Now, the issued money has not repented us, and a walk on the hills was still like to be undertaken. Because there were no signs, "we were wrong" on the Hill. Clearly we were disappointed. Some obvious info would have done well.
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  • You can probably get a more enjoyable hike out of Schlossberg than most other Schwarzwald trails - lots of paths, occasional great views and starting right from Freiburg Altstadt.
  • It's nice to walk up the hill. You get a nice view over the city and you can enjoy a little nature. There are plenty of ways to get ip and down.
  • The climb up the hill in middle of city and view are very enjoyable for all age groups. The tower at the top is closed and there is no information on when or if it will reopen.
  • If you would like to see panoramic view of the city this is the best place in Freiburg. Near to city center.
  • Great place to go for a run or hiking... Enjoyed great view to the city and there are so many small trails/pathway to the top.