Freiburg is a city in Baden-Württemberg, Germany. Its full name is Freiburg im .
Freiburg is on the western edge of the southern
Black Forest ( German: ).
Freiburg has many twin cities throughout the world:
France, Besançon,since 1959
Austria, Innsbruck, since 1963
Italy, Padua, since 1967
United Kingdom, Guildford, since 1979
United States, Madison, Wisconsin, since 1987
Japan, Matsuyama, since 1988
Ukraine, Lviv, since 1989
Spain, Granada, since 1991 Iran, Isfahan, since 2000
Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's controversial comments, which included questioning the size of the Holocaust, have sparked questions about Freiburg's partnership with Isfahan. After the comments Freiburg's mayor postponed a trip to Isfahan, but most people involved, especially those in the Alliance '90/The Greens party, were opposed to cancelling the partnership.
Friedrich von Hayek, economist
Hans F. K. Günther, Nazi eugenicist
Dany Heatley, player for the Ottawa Senators NHL team
Martin Heidegger, philosopher (originally not from Freiburg, taught in Freiburg)
Edmund Husserl, philosopher
Boris Kodjoe, model and actor
Benjamin Lebert, author and newspaper columnist
Joachim Löw, coach of the German national football team.
Karl Rahner, Catholic theologian
Wolfgang Schäuble, Minister of the Interior, 1989 - 1991, in Helmut Kohl and, 2005 - current, Angela Merkel governments.
Jürgen Schrempp, former head of DaimlerChrysler
Berthold Schwarz, fabled alchemist who supposedly introduced gunpowder to Germany
Til Schweiger, actor and director
Hermann Staudinger, Nobel Prize in chemistry "for his discoveries in the field of macromolecular chemistry"
Edith Stein, Saint of the Roman Catholic Church, martyred by the Nazis, member of the Freiburg faculty; her residence is marked by a plaque.
Martin Waldseemüller, the inventor of the name America
August Weismann, biologist Bernhard Witkop, organic chemist
Freiburg seen from the Schlossberg
Landscape seen from the Schlossberg
The Historic Marketplace (Historisches Kaufhaus) at the Münsterplatz
Look-Out at the Schlossberg
The Konzerthaus (concert hall)
Freiburg with the city centre 'Bächle'