Mon, Oct 17|
Freiburg im Breisgau
Freiburg, Germany | October 2022
A week-long gathering for traveling families to explore Freiburg im Breisgau, in the Black Forest region of Germany. Freiburg offers the perfect combination of history, culture, museums, lakes, technology, nature events, autumn colors, and laidback old-town charm.
Time & Location
Oct 17, 2022, 12:00 PM – Oct 24, 2022, 12:00 PM
Freiburg im Breisgau, Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany
About The Event
Come join us in Freiburg im Breisgau and environment, for a fun-filled and community-centered worldschooling gathering October 17-24, 2022. Located in the middle of the Black Forest, Freiburg im Breisgau offers the perfect combination of history, culture, museums, lakes, technology, nature events, autumn colors, and laidback old-town charm.
Our pop-ups provide a super casual, budget-friendly opportunity to gather, connect with other worldschoolers, share your insights, instill new friendships, learn about the local area, and immerse in a friendly, accepting mobile community.
We've cherry-picked the best low- or no-cost activities that highlight local nature, arts, history, food, and culture... but you'll also have plenty of time to relax, get to know each other, and even stray from the itinerary to add activities that cater to the group's interests (we provide plenty of supplemental ideas to tailor your experience).
Pop in for a few days or the full week. Join as many activities as you'd like. It's up to you! We would love to have you come and simply connect with like-minded families while we dive in and explore the local offerings.
Our itinerary will include activities such as the following:
*Freiburger Münster cathedral with gothic tower and former monastery
*Schlossberg Hill with it's funicular, observation tower, and fantastic views
*Freiburger Rieselfeld nature reservation
*Eight local museums (planetarium, arts, city history, nature & people, etc)
*Hasenhorn Coaster toboggan run
*Mundenhof animal park with zoo & aquarium, bird breeding sites, and hiking
*Local lakes with playgrounds, camping, boating, and restaurants
*Innovativion Academy to learn about solar energy
*Castle Hochburg ruin in Emmendingen
*Schauinsland gondola, observation tower, hiking, and silver mine museum
*Colorful local farmer's market
Supplementary activities can include a day trip to France; Europapark Rust or Steinwasenpark amusement parks; Schluchsee with a round boat tour; Triberg with the highest local waterfalls, aviary, ropes course, world largest Kuckucksuhr (cuckoo clock), wooden carved town hall, baroque church, & steam train; plus lakes, castle ruins, working farms, historic villages... and even paragliding!
COST per Family
$50 Early Bird Rate, expires Sept 15, 2022
$70 Regular Rates (solo parents receive a 25% discount, use code SOLO at checkout)
LODGING & NEIGHBORHOODS:
Our activities will be centered in and around Freiburg im Breisgau (note there are other areas of Germany called Freiburg), nearby towns, and a potential day trip to France. Staying directly in Freiburg is lovely, but other towns such as Emmendingen, Denzlingen, Kirchzarten, Schallstadt, Bad Krozingen, or Staufen are also acceptable and just a short train ride away. Freiburg offers hotels, apartments, pensions, hostels, and nearby camping options, details will be shared in the private Facebook group.
The host family will stay in Münstertal (a 30 minute drive or 50 minute train ride from Freiburg).
MEET YOUR HOST:
Manuela and one of her children (age 9) will be hosting this event. Manuela's family currently uses Germany as a home base but has also lived in other EU countries. They've recently traveled to Nicaragua and Bolivia and would love to spend more time in Asia. Manuela is drawn to Freiburg im Breisgau for its beautiful old town with half-timbered houses, very pleasant & lively atmosphere with tourists and students, multiple relaxing green spaces, beautiful nature directly on a forest, and its wide range of offerings (food, parks, viewpoints, funicular, proximity to amusement parks and toboggan run, etc).
FREE TRANSPORT CARD
The KONUS Black Forest Guest Card covers a large area from Karlsruhe (North of Freiburg) through the borders of France and Switzerland. You can travel for free with ÖPNV (regional bus, tram, train, 2nd class tickets... does not include IC or ICE long distance or fast trains). Check with your accommodations/campgrounds. Your host can register you for the free travel card for the length of your stay. Amazing! https://www.schwarzwald-tourismus.info/planen-buchen/konus-gaestekarte
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One family, one price. Parents, partners, children, and grandparents are all included under this admission. Solo parents can use the coupon code SOLO for a 25% discount at checkout.
+$1.25 service fee
Purchase by July 15, 2022 This ticket admits one family including children, parents, partners, and grandparents.
+$1.25 service fee