Visitors to Freiburg, the “capital of the Black Forest”, quickly discover a friendly town blessed with abundant sunshine. The attractive old quarter has twisting lanes, pretty courtyards, little streams known as “Bachle”, traditional restaurants and quaint bars. Towering over everything is the minster with its unique spire. Freiburg is an understandably popular choice for wine connoisseurs and gourmets. No other major German town has so many vineyards within its boundaries.