Located on the cultural border between German-speaking and French-speaking Switzerland, Fribourg is an important modern-day economic, administrative and educational centre with a historic old town dating back to the Middle Ages. It is well known for its thriving arts and culinary scene, its specialist shops and its dynamic academic community.
Tourist Board
Fribourg Tourisme, Place Jean Tinguely 1, 1700 Fribourg
Phone: +41 (0)26 350 11, Fax: +41 (0)26 350 11 12,
Climate and clothing
The weather is usually mild in September with temperatures of around 17 to 23° Celsius (63 to 73° F ). However, in addition to light clothing, you should bring warmer clothes and a raincoat for rainy days. If you plan excursions to the mountains, good walking shoes as well as suitable clothing are essential.
Passport and visa requirements
For citizens of most countries, only a valid passport is required. However, visitors coming from certain countries may need a tourist visa. Please consult your travel agent or the nearest Swiss Consulate. On request, Art&Fact will be pleased to send you an official invitation letter.
You can find additional information about visas here.
The local currency is the Swiss franc (CHF). One Swiss franc is worth approximately 0.80 euros. Banking hours are from Monday to Friday, 8.30am to 4.30pm.
You can find current exchange rates here.
Shops in Fribourg are open Monday to Friday from 8.30am to 7.00pm and Saturday from 8.30am to 4.00pm. Shops at the railway station are open 7/7 from 5.30am to 9.00pm.