After hiking around Schwarzsee we went to check out the capital of the Fribourg canton - also called Fribourg. Fribourg is said to be one of the best preserved medieval towns in Switzerland.
We started our visit from visiting Magdalena hermitage a little bit outside the city. There is a parking spot in Räsch where a short trail starts to the hermitage. You just need to follow the signs "Einsiedelei".
|Inside the caves|
From there we continued our trip to see the monasteries of Fribourg. There are several still operating monasteries there. Visitors can enter to the churches. We started from Montorge monastery from where you have a fantastic view over the city.
|View from Montorge monastery|
|Chapelle de la Lorette|
From there we continued to La Maigrauge Abbey. The church there is really old and simple.
|La Maigrauge Abbey|
|View from the cathedral tower|
In general Fribourg is a nice city to walk around. You have to be ready to climb up and down a lot. The city is quite small so one day is enough to see it all.
|Streets of Fribourg|
|Going up and down|
- Magdalena hermitage in German with pdf map - http://www.duedingen-tourismus.ch/_rubric/index.php?rubric=Einsiedelei
- Magdalena hermitage in English - http://www.myswitzerland.com/en-ch/magdalena-hermitage.html