The main station and Bismarckallee can be seen in the foreground, while the area left of the railway tracks is known as Stühlinger, a neighbourhood built during the second half of the 19th century. The district is home to the newly constructed buildings of the university hospital, the new town hall, as well as several halls of residence for students. The U-shaped building, to the right of Bismarckallee, is Walther-Rathenau vocational school. The hills on the horizon, on the right of the picture, are part of the western foothills of the Black Forest between Herdern and Zähringen.
The north-eastern part of Freiburg seen from the thirteenth floor of the Solar Tower, which is situated next to the train station. With its 60 metres the tower is Freiburg’s second-tallest building after the cathedral, so the view from the top is fantastic. The Solar Tower does justice to Freiburg’s reputation as a flagship centre of renewable energy. 240 solar panels were attached to the outer façade, turning the tower into the tallest photovoltaic installation in southern Germany.