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Freiburg Green City

It is with some justification that Freiburg regards itself as one of the birthplaces of the environmental movement. Freiburg‘s sustainability process began as far back as the 1970s with the successful action against the Wyhl nuclear power plant, one of the founding myths of the alternative-green movement.
This was then continued by socio-civic initiatives that formed part of the „Local Agenda 21“ process and the signing of the Aalborg Commitments, as well as the associated sustainability targets set by the Freiburg Sustainability Council and adopted by the Municipal Council in 2009, which form the basis for any political action.

GreenCity Freiburg Green City Brochure

The new brochure "Freiburg GreenCity - Approaches to Sustainability" provides a comprehensive overview of the ecological competence in the city of Freiburg.

Green City Map Freiburg

The Green City Map shows you selected green hotspots in the Freiburg area. You may purchase it at the Tourist Office in the Town Hall for 1 Euro or download it for free:

Environmental Policy in Freiburg

This brochure gives an outline of the environmental policy of the City of Freiburg. It is available in English and French

The city of Freiburg, as one of 10 partners from 6 different countries, is being funded for the EU-Interreg Alpine Space Project Greencycle. Greencycle is all about the introduction of a circular economy system in the Alpine Space with the aim of reducing CO2 emissions. In addition to the waste management sector, circular economy comes up in other sectors such as energy, transport/ mobility as well as construction/ buildings. In the project, strategies and best practice examples in the area of circular economy are developed, tested in pilot projects and shared at workshops and on a transnational circular economy cooperation platform. The project lasts three years.  Greencycle is co-financed by the European Regional Development Fund through the Interreg Alpine Space Programme. The city of Freiburg receives a grant of 229,200 euros.


Information, Inquiry, Professional Tourism Programme

International Affairs Department
Green City Office
Petra Heß
Tel. 0761/ 201-1025
Katharina Bayer
Tel. 0761/ 201-1028


Official Partners of the City of Freiburg - Green City

Aiforia-Agency for Sustainability
Freiburg Future Lab
Innovation Academy
OSM Maeda (japanische Delegationen)


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