|About 1937||Construction of the 'Schlageter' barracks|
|1945||French troops continue to occupy the barracks. Beginning of the Cold War.|
|1972||Massive protests following plans to build a nuclear power plant In the town of Wyhl in the Kaiserstuhl mountain range|
|1977||Plans to build the nuclear power plant are abandoned
The Eco-Institut is created
|1985||The city turns toward environmentally-sound alternatives following the Chernobyl nuclear disaster.|
In the South of Freiburg, on the former area of a French barrack site called "Quartier Vauban" , a new district has developed for more than 5,500 inhabitants and (estimated) 600 jobs. In 1993 the planning for the district started and has been completed around 2006-2014 (some construction sites are still open in 2014). By the beginning of the year 2001, 2000 the first new residents had moved in.