Freiburg (region)

  • Germany Land Baden-Württemberg Administrative district of Freiburg

The administrative district of Freiburg is one of four administrative districts in the state of Baden- Württemberg ( Germany ). He stands in the hierarchy between the districts on the one hand and the state government on the other.


The administrative district of Freiburg is located in southwestern Baden -Württemberg and was called until December 31, 1972 Region of South Baden. However, he had then still another cut. To the south it borders on Switzerland, on the west by the Alsace (France), on the north by the administrative district of Karlsruhe and on the east by the Region of Tübingen. In its present extent he goes back to the administrative and territorial reform of 1973.


The administrative district of Freiburg was founded in the formation of the southwest state of Baden- Württemberg in 1952. His authority, the regional council ( town of Freiburg ) was since this time mainly for the territory of the former German Federal State of Baden responsible, which after the Second World War from the French occupation zone had emerged. The County therefore first called Region of South Baden.

The local government reform, which came into force on 1 January 1973, the territories were transferred to Rastatt and Baden -Baden ( to the government district of Karlsruhe ) and Überlingen and Meßkirch ( in the administrative district of Tübingen). For this, the responsibility of the Government Presidium Freiburg was extended to the districts of Rottweil and Tuttlingen. Since the Authority, then, is also responsible for the former Württemberg areas, the administrative district of South Baden was at that time renamed the administrative district of Freiburg.


The population figures are census results (¹) or official updates by the State Statistical Office of Baden- Württemberg ( only primary residences ).


Supreme authority is the Regional Council, headquartered in the historic Basel courtyard in the old town of Freiburg im Breisgau, built around 1500 by Konrad Stürtzel, Court Chancellor of the Emperor Maximilian I.. Besides it maintains in Freiburg Another eight sites. The largest location is the construction of the Government Presidium in Betzenhausen district, which is also the official home address.

The management of the Regional Council with more than 2,000 employees is the responsibility of one member designated by the Prime Minister political officials, the President of the Government (or - chairwoman ). The regional council is subordinate to the Interior Ministry of Baden -Württemberg.

Government and President - in since 1952:

  • Since 1 April 2012: Bärbel Schäfer
  • 2008-2012: Julian Wuertenberger
  • 1998-2007: Sven von Ungern- Sternberg
  • 1979-1991: Norbert Nothhelfer
  • 1967-1979: Hermann person
  • 1958-1967: Anton Dichtel
  • 1952-1957: Paul Wäldin

The Regional Council is responsible for the implementation of the statutory duties and national policy objectives in the district. The tasks include in particular:

Construction, forestry, healthcare, cross-border cooperation in the Upper Rhine, Upper Rhine and Lake Constance and European Affairs, Agriculture, Rural Area, Food Administration, the National Police Directorate, Planning, High School Inspectorate, social care, control, Road Engineering, environmental protection, traffic, administration, veterinary services, water management, economic

Administrative divisions

  • Three regions
  • Nine counties, a county
  • 301 towns and cities, including a city and county 19 large district towns

The regions with their urban and rural districts:

The 19 major district towns ( under the administrative supervision of the Regional Council ):