FRIBOURG REGION

Welcome to the website of Fribourg Region and its tourist regions. Please select on the map the region you wish to discover and browse through its offers. We wish you a lot of fun!

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La Gruyère
Fribourg
Estavayer-le-Lac/
Payerne et Région
Region
Murtensee
Schwarzsee -
Senseland
Romont Région
Les Paccots et
La Région

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Welcome to the website of Fribourg Region and its tourist regions. Please select on the map the region you wish to discover and browse through its offers. We wish you a lot of fun!

La Gruyere
Fribourg
Estavayer-le-Lac
Région Lac
de Morat
Schwarzsee-
Senseland
Romont
Les Paccots

Coat of arms

Its coat of arms may be simple black and white, but life in FRIBOURG REGION is bright and colourful! There are several legends surrounding how Fribourg came to have a two-tone coat of arms.

Some say that it was chosen to match the colour of its cows. Others claim that it was Berthold IV of Zähringen, the city’s founder, who was responsible. The story goes that he was caught in a flash storm while out hunting and sought refuge in a lowly coalman’s cottage, where he slept on a bed made from coal and flour sacks. When he awoke, he noticed that one side of his doublet was black and the other white. So, he decided that the canton’s coat of arms should also bear these colours in memory of the family’s generous hospitality.

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