The Fribourg region combines not only the two languages German and French, but also other contrasts such as cold mountains and warm lakes, chocolate and cheese, medieval towns and modern infrastructure. Whether on a culinary, cultural or natural level, the Fribourg region will not disappoint you. A highlight of any trip to this region is a visit to the pretty town of Gruyères with its charming 13th century castle.
This rather small tourist region consists of three rather different vacation areas. It includes a foothills of the Alps, part of the Three Lakes Country and the city of Fribourg itself. With its steep alleys, the river Saane in the valley and its impressive cathedral, Fribourg is undoubtedly worth a visit. The part of the Three-Lakes Region that belongs to Fribourg is limited to the southern area below Lakes Biel, Neuchâtel and Morat.
What is the foothills of the Fribourg region known for?
More than 1200 alpine huts can be found in the area of the Fribourg Pre-Alps. They are known for their typical shingle roofs, which are part of the cultural heritage of the region. In the Gruyère Pays-d'Enhaut Nature Park, workshops are even held on shingle making
The Poya refers to the alpine procession of the cattle herds, which takes place every year in May and is accompanied by a folk festival in the village of Estavannens. In October, the herds return to the lowlands. The alpine procession is also celebrated, as it is the most famous of the traditional mountain festivals.