Freiburg im Breisgau is an independent city in Baden-Württemberg. From 1945 until the founding of the state of Baden-Württemberg on April 25, 1952, Freiburg im Breisgau was the state capital of the state of Baden. The southernmost city in Germany is the seat of the regional council Freiburg as well as the regional association of the southern Upper Rhine and the district of Breisgau-Hochschwarzwald. It is almost completely enclosed by this district, to which it does not belong; As an independent city, Freiburg forms an urban district.

Freiburg, located on the Dreisam River, currently has 231,195 inhabitants (as of December 31, 2019), making it fourth on the list of the largest cities in Baden-Württemberg after Stuttgart, Karlsruhe and Mannheim. It is located in the trinational metropolitan region of the Upper Rhine with around six million inhabitants. The old town with its landmarks – especially the cathedral and the Bächle – is the destination of over three million visitors every year. With the Albert Ludwigs University founded in 1457, Freiburg is one of the classic German university cities. (Source: Wikipedia)