Fribourg

A daytrip to Fribourg, on the boundary between Francophone and Germanophone regions of Switzerland.

Day #3 of our efforts to maximize the Swiss GA card, and we pick a city known for being smack on the boundary between Francophone Switzerland and Germanophone Switzerland. Fribourg straddles the small Sarine river where it passes through a deep gorge.   Traditionally, the villagers on the west side of the river speak French, and the villagers on the right side speak German.  The modern city uses both languages interchangeably, though French is dominant; each street sign shows the street name in each language.  Read on, and check out the photo gallery.

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