Originally, in spring 2001, one of the first public (free-of-charge) W-LAN hotel networks was installed in the Hotel am Rathaus. In 2003, this was followed by the expansion of the network to the Rathausplatz (Town Hall Square). Since this time, there has been free-of-charge Internet surfing in Freiburg.

In 2004, a cooperation was formed by the network provider FMS, the Schlossbergrestaurant Dattler and the Hotel am Rathaus with the aim of expanding the network. More information at: www.fr-wlan.de.