Your leisure options at ESL Freiburg

Your language study trip to Germany will be an opportunity to explore Freiburg, this youthful and dynamic university city. Discover the charms of its historical centre, with its welcoming cafés and restaurants and colourful, bustling marketplaces. Its little squares are as numerous as beautiful and play host to many events and festivals throughout the year. The atmosphere is relaxed and invites you to idle away in the heart of Freiburg and meet its cheerful residents.

The school organises a weekly activities programme, which will offer you the chance to explore the city by bike, watch films together with the other international students and take part in Stammtisch, bringing together teachers and students for fun, friendly evenings – and conversations in German! Take advantage of the excursions offered by the school to visit Zurich and Strasbourg, Freiburg’s neighbours in nearby Switzerland and France.

Freiburg gets even livelier at the weekend. Its plentiful college students take control of the city, creating a party ambience in its bars and parks. In this fun atmosphere and the glorious surroundings you will enjoy your stay in Freiburg to the full!

Some events to keep in mind

Continental Cup
in Titisee/Neustadt

Freiburg International
Cultural Fair
The Freiburg Carnival is one of the most cheerful celebrations in Germany

25th edition
MARCH Mundologia Documentary films and photographs presented by their authors
APRIL Freiburg Marathon Marathon and half-marathon – runners are encouraged by 20 music bands lining the streets
MAY Tanz in den Mai

Spring Fair
Events and parties
for all ages

Carnival attractions for the whole family
JUNE Oberlindenhock

Schauinsland König

Schauinsland Classics

Street festival in Freiburg’s historical centre

Schauinsland hill climb time trial

Schauinsland vintage racing cars time trial
JULY Wine Festival

ZMF Festival

Sea of Love
Six-day festival taking place in front of the cathedral, in celebration of Baden wines

Music festival taking place in a big top and presenting local and international artists

Music festival featuring international stars
AUGUST Münster-Sommer Movies, concerts and readings organised as part of the Long Night of Museums


Organised in the
exhibition hall

Staufen turns into a medieval city again, with a colourful programme of events
OCTOBER Autumn Fair

Monkey Jump Festival
Street festival with countless leisure attractions and market stalls selling goods and culinary specialities in the town centre

XXL Party: music festival organised in 21 bars and clubs in the city
NOVEMBER Antiques & Art

Plaza Culinaria
Markets with artists and antique dealers

Culinary fair
DECEMBER Christmas Market

Circolo Christmas circus
More than 100 stalls throughout the town!

Magic shows
Italian courses
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