Easy Bike Rental System by VAG: Frelo

In recent years, there has been an increase in the number of carsharing websites and apps. The new and more environmentally friendly option that is becoming more and more common is bike rental service apps. Considering that Freiburg is one of the most bicycle-friendly cities, it is no surprise that VAG is about to bring its own bike rental service Frelo into action starting from 17th of May. Read this post to learn more about Frelo! Weiterlesen

Asparagus Season is Here: What’s Up with the Asparagus Craze in Germany

Every season has its own staple fruit or vegetable, for instance when you see pumpkins start to hit the supermarket shelves, you know that autumn is here. In Germany, seeing asparagus (Spargel) in supermarkets, roadside stalls and as newly added special to restaurant menus, it means spring is here! In this post, you can find out more about this craze as well as tips for choosing good asparagus or some simple meal ideas. Weiterlesen

A Perfect Location to Welcome Spring: University’s Botanical Garden

Today it is one of the most peaceful and beautiful places around city center but looking into its history, one can see that the Botanical Garden has faced many challenges and difficulties. In this post, we’ll tell a brief history of the botanical garden and highly recommend that you go and enjoy its beauties as well as its informing guided tours which can be pre-booked. Weiterlesen

4 Outdoor Things You Can Do to Welcome Spring in Freiburg

After Fasnet, during which we chased away the spirits of winter, it is time to celebrate the arrival of spring. Freiburg and its surroundings are without a doubt beautiful in all seasons, but spring is perhaps the prettiest; it is when nature starts to awaken, and days get longer as well as brighter. To get in the spring mood means spending more time outdoors, thus in this post, I present you five activity suggestions to welcome spring and get moving. Weiterlesen

100 Years of Female Suffrage in Germany

12 November 2018 marks the 100th year of women’s right to vote in Germany. During the late 18th and early 19th century women’s struggle to be recognized as equals has resulted in many protests, rallies, meetings as well as magazines and manifestos to be published. Thus, women in Germany were first able to vote during the transition period from imperial rule to the Weimar Republic in 1919. If you want to know more about how this came to be and who were the ones that paved the way for the women’s right to vote in Germany read our post! Weiterlesen