Weather and Webcam in the Centre of Freiburg

Freiburg, Centre


Our webcam is situated on the 16th floor of the Solar Tower, the view is magnificent from there. Visitors of the KAGAN have a look from the 17th and 18th floor!

In November 1944, the air strikes by the Royal Air Force destroyed 70 per cent of the old town.

Although the consequences for the historic townscape was devastating, the rebuilding of Freiburg is today considered an example of successful urban redevelopment after the Second World War. The responsible architect was Joseph Schlippe, in charge of rebuilding Freiburg between 1946 and 1951 and subsequently the chair of the State Office for the Preservation of Historical Monuments.

Eine Umgestaltung in „radikalem neuem Geist“ lehnte er strikt ab; stattdessen beabsichtigte Schlippe, sich mit seinem Plan an das alte Stadtbild anzulehnen, aufbauend auf dem ursprünglichen „Zähringergrundriß“, und die wenigen verschont gebliebenen Gebäude – wie etwa das Historische Kaufhaus – harmonisch in das neue Stadtbild zu integrieren.


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The responsible architect was Joseph Schlippe, in charge of rebuilding Freiburg between 1946 and 1951 and subsequently the chair of the State Office for the Preservation of Historical Monuments. Schlippe was strongly against redeveloping the city “in a radically new fashion”; instead, his plans followed the historic townscape, based on the cross-shaped layout established by the Dukes of Zähringen. The idea was to integrate the few remaining buildings that had been spared from destruction into the reconstructed city.