Fribourg is unique in several ways. For one thing, German and French are equally spoken in the city, which is called Freiburg im Üechtland in German, and its surroundings. Secondly, and this is what makes a holiday in Fribourg Region so interesting, Fribourg has one of the best-preserved historic old towns in the whole of Europe. It is picturesquely situated on a rocky promontory and is surrounded on three sides by the river Saane. From your hotel in Fribourg Region, also visit the exhibition of works by artists Niki de Saint Phalle and Jean Tinguely in the city's former tram depot.
A charming contrast to the radiant surroundings is offered by the Castle of St. Germain in Gruyères, where the painter, sculptor and film designer HR Giger ("Alien") shows his own works. But it is not only cultural highlights that are within easy reach from your hotel in Fribourg Region. Cycling and hiking areas for relaxation await you around the towns of Bulle, Charmey, Les Paccots, Moléson and Schwarzsee. The region is part of the Fribourg Pre-Alps, which reach altitudes of 1,600 to 2,200 metres. In winter, the snow-sure area can be explored on snowshoes on around 100 kilometres of marked trails. The ski areas around your hotel in Fribourg Region are more clearly arranged and considerably cheaper than in the rest of Switzerland.
The charming landlady serves freshly caught river perch from Lake Murten, known as Egli in Swiss. Accompanied by a fruity young white wine from the hills of Mont Vully. Chasselas and Pinot gris are grown there. The Romantik Hotels & Restaurants include the Hotel de L'Ours (Zum Bären) in a former winegrowers' house in Sugiez on Lake Murten. The region is also famous for its cheese - such as Gruyère, whose production you can experience live in a number of show dairies. The best way to book your holiday in Fribourg Region is right here!
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