Colourful city, green city
The journey begins in Freiburg im Breisgau, a university town rich in history, culture and charm. Its picture-postcard houses stand out for their colourful facades and pointed roofs. A palette of pastel shades, in what is also one of Europe’s greenest cities. A city that lives for, and produces, energy, most of its inhabitants travel by bike or use public transport, as the city centre is closed to traffic, while solar panels are everywhere. As well as breathing in the magical atmosphere of the town’s narrow lanes, it’s nice to take a break in one of its squares, like the one at the foot of the cathedral, sitting down with a coffee and tasting a local delicacy, the delicious Black Forest gateau with its chocolate, cream and cherries.