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THE FORTIFICATIONS OF THE CITY OF  FRIBOURG

THE FORTIFICATIONS WILL  REOPEN TO THE PUBLIC AT EASTER 2019!
The fortifications of the city of Friborg were built in the Middle Ages, between the 13th and the 15th century. The topography of the city was an asset for the creation of Fribourg. Its steep cliffs in molasse and the meanders of the river Sarine constituted a natural barrier against the enemy and the invasions. It is therefore on the west side of the city that the fortifications were built and thus formed a protective enclosure of the city. Over time, Fribourg experienced changes in its urban planning and thus disappeared some fortifications.
Today, this group of defense constructions forms the most important ensemble of medieval military architecture in Switzerland.
 
Take the opportunity to discover this medieval heritage. Open from 9am to 7pm, the fortifications are accessible during the summer season for an individual visit or with a guide.
 
The fortifications of the city of Fribourg consist of gates and towers connected in part by sections of ramparts (original enclosure).
 
The city counts:
6 tours
5 gates
7 sections of ramparts
1 Great Bulwark
 











 
A leaflet with map and access is available by Fribourg Tourism.
Count about 3 hours for the entire route.
 
Several stairs have been installed to access (cautionary notice to the use of stairs and slopes).
 
Flags are installed on each tower to commemorate the European Year of Cultural Heritage