Helpful information

City map

To help you to find out your way in Fribourg: city map.

Electricity

Alternating Current (AC) 220V/50 Hz
As with most countries, Switzerland has its own type of electrical outlet and plug. An adapter and even a converter are sometimes necessary for appliances you wish to take with you.

Public transportation 

Trains: The train is the most widely used method of transportation within Switzerland. You have the possibility to purchase a Half-Fare Travelcard for one year which allows you to travel half-price in Switzerland. If you are under 25, you can combine it with the Track 7 which allows you to travel for free between 7pm and 5am.  

There are also Day-Passes that allow you unlimited travel on the Swiss Transport network (including buses and public transportation). These cards are available at a reduced rate at the University itself in the AGEF office in Misericorde. http://www.unifr.ch/agef/

Urban transportation: The TPF (Transports Publiques Fribourgeois) handle the public transportation for the region. Multiple-Trip tickets are sold at newspaper stands and in the automats at each stop. For more information go to: http://www.tpf.ch

Opening hours for stores, banks and post office:

 
Stores Post office Bank
Weekdays
9am to 6.30 or 7pm
(9pm on Thursday in Fribourg)
7.30am to 6.30pm
(central post)
8.30am to 5pm
Saturday
8am to 4pm 8am to 4pm
(11am for small post offices)
closed
Sunday
closed
closed
closed
L Food store Coop at the train station is open 7/7 days (until 9pm Monday-Saturday / 7pm on Sunday)

Doctors

Students may consult a doctor of their choice. Those student affiliated with a Health Plan must consult one of the doctors on their list.

Emergency calls:

WHAT?
Phone Numbers
Ambulance, emergencies 144
Police
117
Fire
118
Poisoning
145
La main tendue (psychological help - in FR, DE, IT)
143
Emergency medical treatment (day and night) 026 350 11 40
Emergency - Cantonal Hospital 026 426 71 11
Emergency dental treatment 026 322 33 43
 
International Relations Office  -   Av. Europe 20    -   1700 Fribourg   -  Tel +41 26 300 7047  -  international [at] unifr.ch