Rich heritage, attractively staged
The region of Fribourg has a rich cultural heritage and the inhabitants take care of it with love and pride. The narrow lanes of the medieval towns of Gruyères, Romont, Murten and Estavayer-le-Lac are picturesque, but full of life. Fortifications, churches and monasteries – many of them on the Way of St. James – castles and manor houses attract visitors with fascinating cultural activities. The capital, Fribourg, enchants visitors with its magnificent Gothic architecture, first and foremost St. Nicholas Cathedral, as well as entire streets – over 200 in total – of 15th century Gothic façades. Then there are the 14 bridges and 12 historic fountains, which alone are worth the visit.