Freiburg im Breisgau

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Type Settlement
Other Forms FormsFreiburg

Meaning & History

It was founded in 1120 as a free market town, hence its name, which translates to "free (or independent) town in the Breisgau". Frei means "free", Burg is a fortified town in German and Breisgau is an geographical area of Germany, so basically it means: "fortified town of free citizens in the Breisgau ". This is a city in the Baden-Württemberg state of Germany.
Added 3/5/2022 by koningkaaskind
Edited 4/30/2024 by Mike C and koningkaaskind