Here we have a street block of the western side of Kaiser-Joseph-Strasse in old town Freiburg. On the left we see the Rathausgasse crossing and on the right it is Franziskanerstrasse. Kaiser-Joseph-Strasse (also shortened to Kajo) in Freiburg im Breisgau is a 900 metres long street running from north to south through central Freiburg. It is the main shopping street of the city and as such one of the most frequented and expensive streets in germany.
Most buildings in the street were completely destroyed in WWII. During the rebuilding arcades were added to the new buildings so the street was wider for pedestrians. Today only some tram lines and delivery vehicles are allowed in Kaiser-Joseph-Strasse.
Originally the street was named „Grosse Gass“ (the large alley). After Emperor Kaiser Joseph II. visited Freiburg it was renamed “Kaiserstrasse”, then “Adolf-Hitler-Strasse” during Nazi times and finally “Kaiser-Joseph-Strasse” (to emphasize the Habsburg Emperor) after the second world war.
Besides one neoclassical bulding we can only see modern architecture in this panorama. Being a typical shopping street we see lots of well known brand stores like H&M, Esprit, zero, Tommy Hilfiger and promod but also the restaurant Skajo.