Local services in Freiburg Im Breisgau
Freiburg is a typical small university city. This means you'll find plenty of recreational activities without having to spend too much money. Freiburg is particularly lively in the evenings. As soon as the weather gets warmer, you can meet up with friends and fellow students on Augustinerplatz. In "Feierling", you can enjoy real Freiburg beer. But of course, you can also sit on the steps of the square and bring your own food and drinks.
If you're hungry, you should definitely stop off at "Brennnessel", where you can get spaghetti bolognese for just 1,80 euros in the evenings. But everyone in Freiburg knows this, so if you want a table, you need to make a reservation.
For a night of partying, "Schlappen" on Martins's Gate is a great place to go. It's good for meeting new people and is not too expensive. If you're feeling generous, or your money's burning a hole in your pocket, try out "Kagan" at the main station. This cocktail bar is located in one of the towers so offers a fantastic view of Freiburg. But you have to be properly dressed to get in; a shirt is a must for men!
If you've had enough partying and it gets too hot for you in town in the summer, venture into the surrounding countryside. In the Black Forest it always stays pleasantly cool in the summer months. A trip to lakes Titisee or Schluchsee is worthwhile. And the best thing is you can travel there for free using your Semesterticket.
Freiburg is often referred to as Germany's "eco-friendly capital". And indeed, few other cities attach so much importance to environmental protection as Freiburg. Waste is separated into many different components such as paper, non-recyclable and metal waste. When you know what type of waste belongs in which bin you've become a real "Freiburger"!