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Freiburg and Miltenberg-what to see/do?

August 2016 will be my 4th time to Germany. This time there are 12 travelers in my group. We had a meeting and picked 2 cities that are a little off the main tourist track. Does anyone have a recommendation for sightseeing in either of these cities? We usually break off and everyone creates their own sightseeing, I try to gather the sightseeing options for them. Please send your tips and favorite sites in these cities. Thank you and keep on traveling!

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Miltenberg isn't a city, it's a medium sized town. The old section doesn't take long at all to see. It has a castle, which houses a small art and design museum.

The mountains above Miltenberg contain a cluster of Roman ruins, since the Limes ran straight through this region. Getting to them, however, involves some pretty vigorous uphill hiking. Don't expect something along the lines of the Porta Nigra in Trier, the ruins here mostly consist of the foundations of watch-towers and some unused stone columns. You'll also need a good hiking map to find them.

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We visited both those cities last month. Freiburg is a very nice city - the altstadt and cathedral are interesting, but I think that one day is sufficient for this city. A lot of scenic places close to Freiburg that are worth a visit such as driving in Black Forest and visiting Riquewihr across the boarder in France. Miltenberg is really a small town. The most interesting sight is the Riesen restaurant and inn - the oldest in Europe and has very good food. Miltenberg is worth only a day visit. You should thus consider also visiting near by Michelstadt, Wertheim and Wurzburg.

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Freiburg is a vibrant university city, so you'll have fun just strolling around and people-watching. The old city is interesting, with cathedral dom, rathaus and some interesting old architecture. Freiburg was flattened during the second world war, and it's interesting to tour and see what was reconstructed. You could cover this in a day.

If you like hiking and nature sightseeing, visit Schauinsland if you can, just outside of Freiburg:

It's a gondola that takes you up to a high peak just outside the city. Incredible views, a nice hike when you reach the top, and there's a nice little restaurant and cafe up there.

If you like live music, check out Jazzhaus:

Have fun!

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For Freiburg: a day to see the cathedral, meander around the Altstadt, maybe go to the Augustinermuseum. Titisee is easily accessible by train through the scenic Höllental for a possible walk around the lake in a few hours. Colmar is a pretty day trip, as is Strasbourg.

Gute Reise!