GreenCity Freiburg

Cycling City

Solar Soccer Stadium

Model District Vauban


Quality of Life

Sustainability meets quality of life – Freiburg achieves this through it’s carefully rebuilt historic city center and position as capital of the Black Forest. This city has long served as Germany’s figurehead for anything sustainable city development related and is known worldwide as the Green City. The city and surrounding areas serve as the pioneer region for solar energy. The first solar-powered soccer stadium and Fraunhofer ISE, Europe’s biggest solar energy research institute, are located here. The ecological flagship district of Vauban, developed with the participation of citizens, is known worldwide by architects and urban planners, and Freiburg sets standards in terms of traffic planning and waste management. These characteristics help set Freiburg-level standards for others to follow.