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Home  »  Switzerland Tourist Attractions  »   The Old Town of Fribourg and the Cathedral of St. Nicolas

The Old Town of Fribourg and the Cathedral of St. Nicolas

 




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The old town of Fribourg boasts to be one of the most splendid examples of medieval architecture in Europe. With over two hundred 15th century gothic facades, the town has magnificently preserved its old world charm and medieval character. Located at the junction of the German and French speaking parts of Switzerland, Fribourg has beautifully blended two equally rich languages and cultures.

Fribourg was founded by the Dukes of Zähringen in 1157.It is the capital of the canton of the same name.

The Old town is listed as a historical center. The narrow cobbled lanes, the numerous statue fountains and beautiful squares make the old town a fascinating experience.
The older part of Fribourg, called The Bourg, is located higher up above the River Saane.

The magnificent preserved fort with 14 towers and a wall surrounding the city are a unique sight. The 74 meters high unfinished tower of the St. Nicholas Cathedral adorns the city’s skyline. Built between 13th and 15th century, the cathedral is testimony to almost 600 years of history. The building is home to an organ built by Aloys Mooser. The cathedral also houses the fabulous stained glass windows by Polish painter Jozef Mehoffer and French painter Alfred Manessier. The tower is accessible by a flight of 368 steps. The top of the tower gives an amazing view of the whole town.

How to reach Fribourg:
Buses on lines 1, 2 and 6 from the Tilleul stop
Driving directions: Exit from the A12 (north) motorway and take the Rue de Morat.

Opening hours of St.Nicholas Cathedral
Opening hours depend on the religious service schedule.
From Monday through Saturday the cathedral is open from 7:30Hrs till 19:00 hrs
On Sunday and public holidays the timings are 8:30 hrs till 21:30 hrs

The Cathedral is open for tourist visits on Mondays till Fridays from 9 AM till 6 PM, on Saturdays from 9 AM till 4 PM and on Sundays from 2 PM till 5 PM.

Opening times for The Cathedral's Tower
The tower is Open from April till November.
From Monday till Friday from 10 AM -12 PM and 2 PM till 5 PM
On Saturdays the hours are 10 AM till 4 PM
On Sundays and public holidays the tower is open from 2 PM till 5 PM


Tourist attractions in Fribourg

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