Eat and Drink in Freiburg Im Breisgau
Located at the most south-western tip of Germany, Freiburg is a medieval gem that sits on the edge of the Black Forest. Officially one of the sunniest places in the country, this picturesque university town is also one of the eco-friendliest. Made up of a maze of cobbled streets, gabled town houses and marvelous views from the nearby Schlossberg, the city also has a plethora of fantastic restaurants to try that serve local Swabian cuisine. From higher end establishments, medieval cellars to budget-friendly joints, we explore the best restaurants on offer. Strolling down the city’s charming streets is a very pleasurable experience and you can stop in one of the many cosy cafés and little restaurants and enjoy a glass of the local wine or a pint of German beer.
Freiburg is sure to appeal to those who can’t imagine the rest without restaurants. The city has hundreds of dining places that specialize in a variety of culinary traditions. Among German restaurants, Drexlers is notable. Fans of Italian cuisine are recommended to visit the Enoteca restaurant. The Colombi restaurant specializes in French cuisine. Among branded treats, visitors especially appreciate baked sea bass; in an extensive wine list of the restaurant there is a suitable drink for virtually any specialty. Among Japanese restaurants, Basho-An remains the confident leader. It is the best place for fans of sake, sushi and rolls; the restaurant’s menu is very extensive and is regularly updated.
Unsurprisingly, most of the dishes at Das Kartoffelhaus feature potatoes. Yet despite its focus on a staple food, this is a first-class restaurant and one of the best in the city. The restaurant prides itself on sourcing ingredients from regional farmers and as a result, potato varieties vary from season to season. In May, diners may be served the Berber and Charlotte, while towards the end of September, dishes are comprised of the Dita.
In 1877, brewer Julius Feierling founded Freiburg’s renowned brewery in a building dating back to 1460. Situated on an island by the canal by Augustinerplatz, over the century, the establishment has brewed first-class light beer and served up simple German fare. In the winter, guests can occupy a wooden table inside in a spacious interior, complete with brass brewing colanders behind the bar. Alternatively, in the warmer months, guests can sample the 13 percent...
Run by two Dutch brothers, Kreuzblume is located on one of Freiburg’s most beautiful streets, on Konviktstraße. The international menu offers up to six courses and a fine dining experience that is based on distinctly French influences. All the dishes are prepared daily with ingredients from the highest quality sources. Start with an appetizer of suckling pig and ginger, followed by an oxtail soup.