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The Fortifications are open to the public from Mai to November 2021!

The fortifications of the city of Fribourg 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 daily from 9am to 7pm, the fortifications are accessible during the summer season (from June, 1 et November 1) for the  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

Count about 3 hours for the entire route.
Warning: The entire course require a real effort. Children must be accompanied by an adult. A good pair of shoes and a free hand to hold on to at all times are strongly recommended. Several stairs have been installed to access (cautionary notice to the use of stairs and slopes).
Important information:

A leaflet with map and access is available by Fribourg Tourism.