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Münster Unserer Lieben Frau (Cathedral of Our Dear Lady)

  • Münsterpl. 1 Map It
  • Freiburg
  • Religious Building/Site/Shrine
  • Fodor's Choice

Published 04/25/2016

Fodor's Review

The Münster Unserer Lieben Frau, Freiburg's most famous landmark, towers over the medieval streets. The cathedral took three centuries to build, from around 1200 to 1515. You can easily trace the progress of generations of builders through the changing architectural styles, from the fat columns and solid, rounded arches of the Romanesque period to the lofty Gothic windows and airy interior of the choir. A daily hour-long tour at 2 pm points out the architectural details. The delicately perforated 380-foot spire, the finest in Europe, can be climbed. In addition to a magnificent view, you'll get a closer look at the 16 bells, including the 1258 "Hosanna," one of Germany's oldest functioning bells.

Sight Information


Münsterpl. 1, Freiburg, Baden-Württemberg, 79098, Germany

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Sight Details:

  • Bell tower €2; tour €4 donation suggested
  • Mon.–Sat. 9:30–5, Sun. 1–7:30; Tower: Mon.–Sat. 9:30–4:45, Sun. 1–5

Published 04/25/2016


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