Freiburg Hotels, Youth Hostels, Camping
Like most German cities, Freiburg has accommodations that range from cozy traditional inns to steel-and-glass business hotels. As a tourist, you'll probably want to stay within the Altstadt, so look at a map before booking a room.
During our most recent visit to Freiburg, we stayed at the Hotel Oberkirch, which has rooms in two buildings: the main hotel on the Schusterstrasse (just off the cathedral square) and above the restaurant on the Münsterplatz. Our room in the latter building faced the cathedral, had a comfortably old-fashioned decor, and included nice touches such as fruit and Christmas cookies that were replenished each day. Rates were moderate, considering the location. You may be able to get a discount rate through our booking partner, Venere; check rates here.
Another favorite with atmosphere-seekers is Zum Roten Bären, which claims to be the oldest inn in Germany. The hotel has 25 rooms and suites, some facing the street and others overlooking the hotel's garden.
At the upper end of the price scale, the family-owned Colombi Hotel is a Leading Hotels of the World member with 116 rooms, a pool and spa, and a location on the Rotteckring across from the Colombipark. It's within a few blocks of both the railroad station and the Mü nsterplatz.
Youth hostels and camping
The Black Forest Hostel--featured in Lonely Planet, but with wrong directions--is slightly north of the Altstadt, between the Schlossberg and the Dreisam River. Rates are cheap in dormitory beds and reasonable in single or double rooms.
The Jugendherberge Freiburg is 3 km from town and 4.5 km (about 3 miles) from the railroad station. You'll need a membership card from a recognized hostel association to stay at this DJH property, which has 418 beds in 102 dorms and rooms.
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