(L) Freiburg is very much a concern about the environment. (R) VAG trams
passing under the Martinstor
Freiburg is known as an 'eco-city'. In recent years it has attracted the
German Federal Authority for Radiation
Protection, solar industries and research; the 'green political party'
in Germany had a stronghold here.
The citizens of Freiburg are known in Germany for their love of cycling
and recycling. In June 1992, the Freiburg
city council adopted a resolution that it would only permit construction
of the building with minimum energy,
on municipal land, and all new buildings must comply with certain low energy
housing uses the solar power passively as well as actively. In addition
to solar panels and collectors on the
roof, providing electricity and hot water, many passive features use the
energy obtained from the sun, to
regulate the temperature of the rooms.
A frequent fast train service is available to Berlin, Basel and Interlaken
Freiburg has an extensive pedestrian zone in the city centre where no automobiles
are allowed. Freiburg also
has an excellent public transit system, operated by the city-owned VAG-Freiburg.
This is anchored by a continually
expanding web of tram routes, together with feeder buses. Freiburg Haupt
Bahnhof is on the main railway lines
between Basel, Berlin, and major Swiss and German cities.
(L) Bachle, a small brook
(R) Wistaria vine between the houses in Freiburg. Bachle is observed in
the corner of a stone-paved road.
A peaceful pleasant coffee shop and houses in Strasbourg, Germany
Bachle and small river provide a tranquil lifestyle in Strasbourg.
(L) Freiburg City Hall (R) A quiete Saltz-Bertold-Strasse at night
(L) A busy street turned to a quiet town after dark. (R) The Zahringen
dynasty stature viewed at night.
Relatively warm and sunny climate, scenic beauty and easy access to Black
Forest, Freiburg became to be a hub
for regional tourism. The city has an unusual system of gutters, which
is called as Bachle, that run throughout
its centre. These Bachle, once used to provide water to fight fires and
feed livestock, are constantly flowing
with water diverted from the Dreisam. These Bachle were never used for
a sewage, as such the usage could lead
to harsh penalties, even in the Middle Ages. During the summer, the running
water provides natural cooling of
the air, and offers a pleasant, gurgling sound.
(L) Freiburg VAG tram running along the Saltz-Strasse (R) A fountain and
Schwabentor in the back
(L) Intersection of Kaiser-Joseph-Strasse and Salz-Strasse (R) The Martinstor,
one of the original city gates in the back
Freiburg tram cars
(L) Freiburg Schwabentor (M) The Martinstor (R) Cathedral and flowers
Catedral de Freiburg and adjacent plaza
A wheelchair-accessible automatic public toilet
Park Hotel Post
Hotel Victoria in Freiburg has a total of 66 rooms/all are no-smoking rooms.
The total number of guest rooms in Park Hotel Postthe is 45/all are no-smoking rooms.
It is a compact, but elegant hotel. A staff is friendly.
Hotel Rheingold, Freiburg has 13 smoking guest rooms. Since the total room
the percentage to the total is 26.5%.
Smoking Restriction at Hotels in the World: Actual Survey
The ratio of a smoking guest room to the total hotel rooms was calculated,
based on-the-spot investigation.
Both Deutch Bahn and Breisgau S-Bahn provides a regional train service.
Freiburg Tram, Germany
All railway trains should be completely smoke -free.
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France, Germany and Switzerland
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Berlin Railway Travel in Europe 2011
Smoking restrictions in France, Germany and Switzerland
The photographs were taken in May, and the article was written in June
by Junhaku Miyamoto, M.D., PhD.