|The Greiffenegg-Schlössle above Freiburg |
and its chestnut-shaded beer-garden behind
Without going back in history to the Romans it was Bertold II, Duke of Zähringen, who in 1091 decided to build his Castrum de Friburch on the strategically important hill above the future city of Freiburg. No pictures exist but Hartmann von Aue ought have written songs about the most beautiful castle in the region.
Over the centuries buildings and fortifications on Schlossberg were frequently destroyed but just as frequently reconstructed.
|The Burghaldenschloss at the time of the Thirty Years War|
|The Leopoldsburg in 1670 looks like a stronghold|
|Vauban's fortification around Freiburg and on Schlossberg: |
Fort de l'Aigle, Fort de St. Pierre, and at the far end Fort Carré.
|The Fort Carré, the last resort (©BZ)|
|Vauban's masterpiece: Neuf Brisach|