The best Freiburg hotels provide travelers with easy access to this beautiful city’s cultural venues, historic buildings, galleries, museums, shops, and local restaurants, and with many excellent options right in the heart of the city, planning a vacation to the Black Forest is quite simple. The city of Freiburg dates to the twelfth century, and with its location south of Stuttgart and not far from the French border, it’s a very scenic and fun place to visit. From the best hotels in Freiburg im Breisgau, visitors can stroll along the cobblestone streets lined with colorful buildings, tour the thirteenth-century Gothic cathedral, or head into the countryside to explore the Black Forest.
One of the appealing aspects of Freiburg hotels is the diverse selection of accommodations across a wide range of prices. If you’re looking on the luxury end, one of the best hotels in Freiburg im Breisgau is the Colombi Hotel (pictured). This five-star property is a lovely example of architectural style and elegant décor. Guests can expect excellent service here, and the 114 rooms and suites are individually decorated. Many include views of the cathedral or Old Town, and all have telephones, free internet access, cable TV, air-condition, a safe, and a minibar. There is a gourmet restaurant, and the décor includes rich wood walls and floors, large windows with scenic views, soft lighting, candles, and flowers. Guests can also relax at the piano bar before or after dinner for a refreshing cocktail and live music.
The three-star Mercure Hotel am Muenster is also located in the city center, and the hotel’s 115 rooms are available as standard single, double, or family-style to accommodate multiple guests. All rooms have wireless internet, and most of the rooms are non-smoking as well; amenities include work desks, air-conditioning, satellite or cable TV, and a minibar. The dining at this hotel is quite good, as The Munsterblick restaurant offers a selection of regional dishes served inside or on the terrace, and the Bistro du Marche has an extensive menu of regional wines and other drinks. There is a fitness center and business services, and the Mercure is also a pet-friendly hotel.
The four-star Novotel Freiburg am Konzerthaus Hotel is located next to the Freiburg Concert Hall and a short walk from the Freiburg central train station. It is also less than five minutes’ walk from the historic Freiburg Minster Cathedral and about ten minutes from the city’s historic quarter. The 219-room hotel provides rooms and suites (all of which have high-speed internet access); a spa, sauna, and indoor swimming pool; and the La Rotonde restaurant serving international cuisine and the Scotch Corner Bar for refreshments. A buffet breakfast is available each morning as well, which is a great way to start the day if you intend to spend a lot of time wandering around.
Other hotels in the city include the Central Hotel, InterCityHotel Freiburg, the Hotel Oberkirch, and the Hotel Rheingold. There are also options for chain hotels, such as the Clarion, if you have a loyalty to a certain brand or want to know exactly what you can expect when you arrive. Hostels are available as well, if finding the lowest price—and a friendly atmosphere—is at the top of your list. Wherever you stay, you can take advantage of the many great things to see here, from the Old Town Hall, the thirteenth-century Martin Gate, and the Swabian Gate, or take a train to Strasbourg or Baden Baden for a day trip.