On the Schlossberg near the town are the ruins of the castle of the counts of Forbach, a branch of the counts of Saarbriicken.
The cathedral, one of the finest early Gothic buildings in Germany, stands on the Schlossberg, 160 ft.
A stone building of the 13th century connects the Schlossberg with the Afraberg, which owes its name to the old convent of St Afra.
On the neighbouring Schlossberg is the ancestral castle of the counts of La Marck, ancestors, on the female side, of the Prussian royal house.
The old town, nestling round the Schlossberg, the hill on which the castle stands, consists of narrow, steep and irregular streets.
Of the river, and the more important buildings are clustered round the two eminences known as the Domberg (cathedral hill) and the Schlossberg (castle hill), which in the middle ages were occupied by the citadel, the cathedral and the episcopal palace.
The main town lies on the left bank of the river at the foot of the Schlossberg (1545 ft.) which dominates the town.
On the Schlossberg, which can be ascended by a cable tramway, beautiful parks have been laid out, and on its top is the bell-tower, 60 ft.
At the foot of the Schlossberg is the StadtPark.
Of the Rhine, beautifully situated on the Dreisam at the foot of the Schlossberg, one of the heights of the Black Forest range, on the railway between Basel and Mannheim, 40 m.
On the Schlossberg above the town there are massive ruins of two castles destroyed by the French in 1744; and about 2 m.
See Schreiber, Geschichte and Beschreibung des Miinsters zu Freiburg (1820 and 1825); Geschichte der Stadt and Universitat Freiburgs (1857-1859); Der Schlossberg bei Freiburg (1860); and Albert, Die Geschichtsschreibung der Stadt Freiburg (1902).
Laibach is an episcopal see, and possesses a cathedral in the Italian style, several beautiful churches, a town hall in Renaissance style and a castle, built in the 15th century, on the Schlossberg, an eminence which commands the town.
It is dominated by the Schlossberg (1307 ft.), on which is situated the ruins of an old.
It consists of an old inner town and encircling suburbs, and is dominated by the castle of Friedenstein, lying on the Schlossberg at an elevation of iioo ft.
One of the most conspicuous buildings of the town is the royal palace, situated on the Schlossberg, a plateau 270 ft.