Meetings in Freiburg … the sunniest place in Germany
Visitors appreciate the central location of our venues and Freiburg's vibrant old town. Versatile premises with modern equipment provide the perfect setting for any event.
Freiburg offers suitable rooms for all types of event, whether you are looking for a modern or historical ambience. FWTM manages and promotes the Konzerthaus congress centre, Freiburg Exhibition Centre (Messe Freiburg) and the historical Kaufhaus (Merchants' Hall). The elegant Konzerthaus opposite the main train station is the ideal location for congresses and conferences. The conference rooms and multi-functional Rolf Böhme Hall can accommodate up to 1,744 people, while the large foyer offers approx. 2,500m² of space for prestige exhibitions and receptions. Freiburg Exhibition Centre is a modern venue with a portfolio ranging from congresses and trade fairs to large-scale public events. There are ten conference rooms covering 1,300m² and offering capacity for up to 1,680 guests, as well as four halls with more than 21,500m² of exhibition space. Built in 1520, the historical Kaufhaus has just the right ambience for more exclusive gatherings. Situated in the heart of the city with views of Münsterplatz square, the Kaisersaal, Kaminsaal and Rokokosaal halls are suitable for conferences, talks and receptions for between 30 and 350 people. The facilities, personal service and short lines of communication of the various venues in Freiburg cater for every need. Freiburg is the ideal choice for a successful event, offering delicious regional cuisine, a mild and sunny climate, a historical old quarter with countless attractions, and a favourable location in the corner of Germany bordered by France and Switzerland. Freiburg at a glance: Hotels/beds: approx. 5,000 beds in 66 hotels Nearest international airport: EuroAirport Basel-Mulhouse-Freiburg 70km Baden-Airpark airport Karlsruhe/Baden-Baden 110km Zurich airport 150km Stuttgart airport 200km Frankfurt airport 270km Nearest InterCityExpress train station: Freiburg town centre
- Chemistry and pharma
- Energy and the environment
- Medicine and healthcare
- Technology and innovation
Freiburg: Green, but not naive.
Every aspect of sustainability is written large in the city that is considered Germany's most environmentally friendly major city and, indeed, the perfect model for a "green city". So energy + the environment are obvious strengths – but medicine + healthcare, chemicals + pharmaceuticals and technology + innovation are also sectors in which the city excels.
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City of Freiburg
FWTM Fairs Congresses and Events
Chemicals and Pharmaceuticals
In Freiburg, chemicals + pharmaceuticals, primarily means life sciences. BioRegio Freiburg was founded in 1996 to promote the biotechnology potential in the region. This was followed in 1998 by the founding of the three national BioValley Associations and the BioValley Central Association. Since 2007, the year of the excellence initiative launched by the University of Freiburg and the opening of the Freiburg Institute for Advanced Studies (FRIAS), the region as been one of the top life sciences locations in Germany and Europe. Top level research and outstanding medical products and developments highlight the skills of the institutions and companies operating in the city and its surrounding areas.
Energy and Environment
Energy + the environment, or more precisely, the environment and sustainability, could be considered the "natural" areas for research and development in Freiburg. As early as 1992, the city was voted the "Environmental Capital of Germany" and scientists, businesses, politicians and citizens work closely to improve Freiburg's environmental and climate protection policies. Freiburg is something of a "green model" for many towns and cities around the world. As one of the first locations to focus closely on sustainable environmental, solar and biotechnologies, the city has gained decisive advantages over its international competitors. Freiburg is now one of the top ranked cities in the areas of the exploitation and promotion of alternative energies as well as in the expansion of local public transport system - and not just in Germany. Approximately 12,000 people are employed in the environmental and solar economy and Freiburg is also the host and organiser of a whole series of international trade fairs and conferences on the topic of sustainability.
Medicine and Heathcare
Medicine + healthcare play a key role in Germany's most southerly major city although the major focus is concentrated on healthcare. In 2010, Freiburg participated successfully in the state-wide cluster competition as "Healthcare & Economy Region of Competence". Its achievements are not only impressive in the research and treatment of cancers and immunological diseases, but also in the cooperation between its various medical institutions and between medical institutions and hotels - another interesting and innovative facet of modern health policy.
Technology and Innovation
While companies in this sector in the region have specialised in the production of innovative sensors and sensor solutions, research in the area of microsystems technology has made its mark, too. Several associations and initiatives promote synergy effects and closer links between science and industry.