Leisure Time

Enjoy your leisure time in the  Freiburg -  Southern Upper Rhine region!
This region offers the warmest and sunniest climate in Germany, such as you would usually only expect in Mediterranean areas. The region also features Germany’s highest and most varied low mountain range: the Black Forest. Simultaneously, the region also has a modern industrial and cultural landscape and an enormous leisure area that offers a broad spectrum of activities for athletic and action-starved locals and tourists.

The Freiburg – Southern Upper Rhine region has so much to offer; sunny vineyards and fertile fields alternate with mountain pastures and raised moors, vast, wooded mountains, distant views spanning all the way to the Alps, and deep canyons with wide valleys. Nestled amongst all this beauty are villages, cities, and towns interspersed with zoos and theme or family parks. The Schluchsee and Titisee are a dream for water sport enthusiasts and sunbathers, as well as popular lake destinations for every season. Numerous smaller lakes, thermal baths, and spa options invite you to relax and linger. The region’s varied landscape and gorgeous mountains are popular hiking destinations and especially attractive for mountain bikers, racing bikers, and relaxed family bike rides. In the winter season, winter sport enthusiasts can look forward to an amazing ski area right outside their front door. Thanks to its diverse landscape, high-quality cuisine, wine, and beer, and numerous mineral water springs, this region is considered the “most beautiful gourmet corner of Germany”.


You can find information about excursion destinations, recreational activities, attractions, and museums in the region on the following pages:

Tourism  district Breisgau-Hochschwarzwald (only available in German)

Tourism district Emmendingen   (only available in German)

Tourism Emmendingen (only available in German)

Tourism Freiburg

Tourism Ortenau (only available in German)

Tourism Offenburg

Upper Rhine Valley


Hochschwarzwald Tourism (only available in German)

Tourism Baden-Württemberg



A broad and colorful range of events is waiting for you in our region and includes concerts, trade fairs, markets, sporting events, wine festivals, children's festivals, Carnival celebrations, and much more! We recommend consulting one of the following websites or the regional newspapers to find out about upcoming events near you.

Events Freiburg (only available in German)

Events Ortenau (only available in German)

Events Offenburg (only available in German)

Events Emmendingen (only available in German)

Events Landkreis Emmendingen (only available in German)

Events Blackforest-Tourism



The region is home to numerous clubs, from culture and music clubs to sports teams and immigrant associations. You’re sure to find the right club for any age, taste, and hobby. Find out about specific options in your area by visiting your local town hall, going online or asking the neighbors. A club membership is a fast and easy way to meet new people and make friends with those who share your interests!