Freiburg im Breisgau is one of the southernmost cities in Germany and is located in Baden-Württemberg. The Dreisam flows through it and it is situated in the foothills of the Black Forest.
The old town of Freiburg is famous for its cathedral and "Bächle", the small open gutters lining the sidewalks. It welcomes more than three million visitors a year. There is also a university which was founded in 1457. It is a pioneering city in terms of ecology, including the Vauban eco-district built in 1996.