Freiburg, Hotel de Ville. Photo: TES.

The City Hall of Fribourg

France defeated the Eidgenossen of Swiss Confederates in Italy in 1515  (Marignano, near Milan).

The peace treaty was signed in the Hotel de Ville/Rathaus in bilingual Fribourg/Freiburg on 29 November 1516. The eternal Peace (la Paix éternelle, der ewige Friede), lasted until the French invasion in 1798.

The great storm came a few years later: the Reformation. Fribourg remained Catholic and a dogmatic Catholic bastion but remained an ally of Protestant Bern until 1798.