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Freiburg, Black Forest

Freiburg is located in the center of Europe and easily accessible by airplane, train
and car. EuroAirport Basel Mulhouse Freiburg (airport codes: BSL or MLH) is connected with a 45 minutes bus ride to the city. Zurich and Frankfurt can be reached with a two-hours train ride from Freiburg.

Located between the Rhine River and the Black Forest close to the Alsace, France and Basel, Switzerland, Freiburg is called the "Tuscany of Germany". The mild climate allows for various activities as hiking, watersports and mountainbiking. Famous wineries produce outstanding wines, restaurants offer a variety of local and international cuisines.

Freiburg straddles the Dreisam river, at the foot of the Schlossberg. Historically, the city has acted as the hub of the Breisgau region on the western edge of the Black Forest in the Upper Rhine Plain. One of the famous old German university towns. Freiburg was incorporated in the early 12th century and developed into a major commercial, intellectual, and ecclesiastical centre of the upper Rhine region. The city is known for its university and its medieval cathedral, as well as for its high standard of living and advanced environmental practices.

The Freiburg University was founded in 1457 and hosts over 21.000 students and 160 study paths. The University clinic and the associated faculties have been dedicated to digital technology and biotechnology for many years. An interesting cooperation exists for example with the Department of Microsystems Engineering and the Freiburg Materials Research Center (FMF).

The Department of Cranio-Maxillofacial Surgery in Freiburg was founded in 1957, the Dental School and the Medical Faculty have constantly been contributing to medical innovations and perspectives in the fields of osteosynthesis, 3D imaging, intraoperative imaging, rapid prototyping and biological implants.