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. By using our Freiburg im Breisgau journey planner, you can arrange your visit to Schlossberg and other attractions in Freiburg im Breisgau.
The scenery during the hike is nice. We liked the route from the Schwabentor and it takes about 40 minutes to get up to the tower, definitely worth it. Stop by the restaurant for a beer with a view! more »
Visit the Schlossberg (castle hill) to have a good overview over the city of Freiburg and its´s location between the Black Forest and the Upper Rhine Valley. Discover the small medieval streets... more »
Beautiful place! Schlossberg tower is 35mt high and you can join the view of the city from there. Of course to get to the tower, a walk in the forest is recommended.
Magnificent and marvelous mountain right in the heart of the city.
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