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Going to start working in Fribourg

...soon.

We just checked out an office space today in the Post Office building on Av. de Tivoli in the middle of town. Don't know when we would move in if my boss does decide to take it, but once there I'd love to meet with any forumites who know where to hunt for good coffee!

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Old 26.03.2012, 14:49
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Re: Going to start working in Fribourg

Parles tu français? On parle pas de allemand, en la citie. Deux langues - quoi?
Je ne pense pas.
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Old 26.03.2012, 15:34
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Parles tu français? On parle pas de allemand, en la citie. Deux langues - quoi?
Je ne pense pas.
In Freiburg-im-Uechtland, people in bars, cafés, restaurants and shops generally speak German also. And I checked it personally some 3 years ago. Took a copy of the Tages Anzeiger visibly with me and everybody spoke German Replaced the T-A with a copy of leMonde and everybody spoke French !
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Best carry the Times then ;-)
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Old 26.03.2012, 17:04
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Re: Going to start working in Fribourg

Non, je ne comprends pas le français.

I knew that would come up, and I will learn a little so I can find me that good coffee. I was told it was a bilingual town, but that recently it was becoming more French and less German. Actually, I did learn French when I was six and seven, but then I moved to New Zealand - right after they (the French) sank a New Zealand ship and killed a Kiwi, and inexplicably I couldn't find anyone to keep up the language with.

I can speak (Swiss)German. The reason the office will be there is not language, it is because it is about halfway between my off-sider and me, plus we need an office to have somewhere official to bring our clients.
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Non, je ne comprends pas le français.

I knew that would come up, and I will learn a little so I can find me that good coffee. I was told it was a bilingual town, but that recently it was becoming more French and less German. Actually, I did learn French when I was six and seven, but then I moved to New Zealand - right after they (the French) sank a New Zealand ship and killed a Kiwi, and inexplicably I couldn't find anyone to keep up the language with.

I can speak (Swiss)German. The reason the office will be there is not language, it is because it is about halfway between my off-sider and me, plus we need an office to have somewhere official to bring our clients.
Freiburg-City was majority-wise French speaking for decades and not only recently, just as Biel-Bienne was and is majority-wise German-speaking. BOTH cities however are officially BIlingual.
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Re: Going to start working in Fribourg

Fribourg is officially in Swiss Romande though it is for the most part bi-lingual. That said it's rare to find someone who can't speak french, not so rare to find someone who can't speak german.

Feel free to drop into café XXe which is also in the post office building though I usually work nights. Coffee ain't anything special but not that bad either
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Fribourg is officially in Swiss Romande though it is for the most part bi-lingual.

The CITY of Fribourg of course is in the Romandie, but the language border goes through the Canton of Freiburg/Fribourg. Drive through the city of FR. The roads and shops in the centre up to the bridge are all "labelled" in French, After the bridge things change and within 200 meters, it starts to be German. Drive from German speaking Müntschemier to French speaking LeLanderon. The language-border is 100 meters or 200 and the change is total. Drive around FR-City on the highway. The exit for the City is labelled "Sortie Fribourg Ville" but the next one already "Ausfahrt Freiburg Nord".

http://www.bahn-bus-ch.de/sprachen/graben.html
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The CITY of Fribourg of course is in the Romandie, but the language border goes through the Canton of Freiburg/Fribourg. Drive through the city of FR. The roads and shops in the centre up to the bridge are all "labelled" in French, After the bridge things change and within 200 meters, it starts to be German. Drive from German speaking Müntschemier to French speaking LeLanderon. The language-border is 100 meters or 200 and the change is total. Drive around FR-City on the highway. The exit for the City is labelled "Sortie Fribourg Ville" but the next one already "Ausfahrt Freiburg Nord".

http://www.bahn-bus-ch.de/sprachen/graben.html
True, so that might affect where you decide to look for accommodation if you have to move.
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Re: Going to start working in Fribourg

Starbucks just opened a few doors down.


Fribourg has some great restaurants!
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Starbucks just opened a few doors down.


Fribourg has some great restaurants!
... and BILLAG is in the same building! http://tel.local.ch/en/q/?what=Billa...id=directories
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