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Rust: Europa-Park Entrance Ticket

1. Rust: Europa-Park Entrance Ticket

With more than six million visitors, Europa-Park is by far the largest theme park in Germany and the most visited seasonal theme park in the world. Embark on a journey of discovery through different European themed areas and look forward to over 100 attractions. At Europa-Park you can experience unforgettable adrenaline kicks or relax in comfort. In the Austrian themed area, visitors will finally be able to experience the popular family attractions Alpine Coaster 'Enzian' and ‘Tirol Log Flume’ again in 2024. In the course of the 2024 season you will be able to look forward to a ride on the ‘Voltron Nevera powered by Rimac’ rollercoaster in the new Croatia themed area. In the immediate vicinity of Europa-Park you will find the virtual reality experience YULLBE, where you can immerse yourself in further exciting adventures and take on thrilling challenges. Book your YULLBE ticket directly on our website.

Freiburg: Gässle, Bächle and More City Tour

2. Freiburg: Gässle, Bächle and More City Tour

Explore the picturesque and green city of Freiburg during a wonderful walking tour through the old town. See the famous Freiburger Bächle, the small waterways along the streets and alleys, and the contorted alleys called Gässle, as well as many of the colorful Rheinkiesel-mosaics, which give the city its distinctive atmosphere. Head to Minster Square with its beautiful community centers and secular buildings and see the traditional farmers' market (in the morning) as well as many cafés and pubs called Beizen. Start your tour at the town hall square, where your guide will be waiting for you. From the beginning, you will see this square boasts numerous historic buildings. From there, continue across the Kaiser-Joseph-Street, the former grand boulevard of medieval Freiburg, and head towards the Freiburg Minster, the cultural center of the historical old town and an exceptional example of medieval Gothic. Discover the bizarrely shaped gargoyles, the delicate steeple, and the colorful farmers' market on Minster Square. Explore some of the historic sights around the impressive cathedral. See the historic department store, the Alte Wache, the Haus zum schönen Eck and many more. Continue along the Konviktstraßen, one of the most beautiful alleys in Freiburg, until you get to the Handwerkerviertel.

Freiburg: City Walking Tour with Drag Queen Betty BBQ

3. Freiburg: City Walking Tour with Drag Queen Betty BBQ

Take a tour of Freiburg with the unofficial queen of the city, Betty BBQ. The well-known Black Forest drag queen will guide you through the city and show you that Freiburg is much more than just the famous Freiburg Minster. During the walking tour, listen to funny anecdotes from Betty BBQ's exciting life and hear the latest city gossip. As you walk, let Betty BBQ take you through Freiburg's history and into its dazzling present.

Freiburg: Guided City Tours with Actors

4. Freiburg: Guided City Tours with Actors

Discover the dark side of Freiburg’s history with Catharina Stadellmenin, the witch of Freiburg. Or follow a 16th century harlot on a walk through the medieval town and learn more about mankind's oldest business. Explore the old town of Freiburg with its little streams, the Gerichtslaube, or Old Court House, and the medieval city gates. Admire the stately Rathausplatz and Adelhauser Klosterplatz. You choose your guide (though both follow the same itinerary). Join the desperate Catharina Stadellmenin, the widow of master locksmith Michael Bantzer, on her last journey. Learn about her gruesome fate. Bear witness. Tell everybody you've seen the "witch" with your own eyes. Or: join the harlot and let her introduce you to medieval Freiburg and the high art of love. Learn everything about the city and the oldest profession in the world. Discover her secrets about her suitors, the hangman, and other scoundrels. Big fun is 100% guaranteed.

Freiburg: Highlights Self-Guided Scavenger Hunt & Tour

5. Freiburg: Highlights Self-Guided Scavenger Hunt & Tour

Get to know Freiburg at your own pace on this interactive scavenger hunt walking tour played on your phone. Decipher riddles, interact with the most important attractions of the city, and unlock interesting facts and legends. An ideal outdoor activity for first time visitors, couples, groups, families, and children. Can be used as a great team-building activity. At each stop, learn about the attraction and solve a location-based riddle that can only be solved if you reach the specific location. Use logic, imagination, observation, and team spirit to unlock the correct code and reveal the next destination of the city sightseeing game. Next, you will visit the Martin's Gate, Schwabentor, Augustiner Museum, and the Historical Merchants' Hall. Use the hints to find the city's best sights and hidden gems. The incredible route continues to the Freiburger Münster, Markthalle, Bertoldsbrunnen, and Freiburger Bächle. Finally, you will end the tour at Neues Rathaus. Along the way, you can stop for a coffee or a break at any time. Stroll through the picturesque streets and discover the real Freiburg on this fun tour while working as a team. 

Freiburg: English-Speaking Walking Tour

6. Freiburg: English-Speaking Walking Tour

Start your city tour by meeting your professional guide at Rathausplatz. Enjoy a short meet-and-greet with your guide before heading off on your journey through this fascinating city. Walk and explore the tranquil and picturesque Old City District of Freiburg. Travel through time as you marvel at stunning examples of Gothic, Medieval, Renaissance, and Modernist architecture. Enjoy the sights and sounds of the historic markets at Münsterplatz and witness Konviktstraße, a mix of modern Freiburg amidst the remnants of its seedy past. Stroll past beautiful red sandstone buildings that feature heavily along the journey. Become acquainted with many of the city's most iconic destinations such as: • City Hall Plaza • St. Martins Church • Old City Hall • New City Hall • House of the Whale • Freiburg Cathedral • Cathedral Plaza and the Farmers Market • Historic Merchants Hall • Schwabean Gate • St Martins Gate • The Gewerbe Canal • Feierling House Brewery • Augustiner Museum • Augustiner Plaza • Bertolds Fountain Visit the Historic Merchants´ Hall, a showcase and tribute to the Habsburg dynasty, Europe´s longest-lasting royal family. Discover historical sites like this and much more on this historic journey with your knowledgeable guide.

From Colmar: 3 Villages in France, Germany, and Switzerland

7. From Colmar: 3 Villages in France, Germany, and Switzerland

Your 3-country adventure begins with pickup from your accommodation in Colmar. On your way to Germany, you’ll pass by the fortified village of Neuf-Brisach, a UNESCO world heritage site dating back to the late 17th century.  From there, you'll drive to Germany and visit Freiburg, one of the treasures of the German state of Baden-Württemberg. Amble through the streets that seem ripped straight from a fairytale, taking note of the channels of water that runs right alongside sidewalks. Afterward, you'll pass through another border bound for Basel in Switzerland. Divided into 2 parts by the Rhine river, the city has much to offer, with its picturesque bridges, narrow, winding alleyways, and stunning cathedrals.  Wandering through the medieval town of Great Basel, look for the unique cultural aspects of the city that differentiate it from other Swiss towns. Your day trip ends in perhaps the most charming and beautiful village in France: Eguisheim. Situated just south of Colmar, the town runs in concentric circles around a central plaza.  With tightly packed antique houses painted in brightly-colored hues, quaint shops, and a medieval castle, there are few villages in the world that so truly harken back to another age. Once your border-crossing adventure is over, you’ll return to your accommodation in Colmar.

Freiburg: Veni, vidi, vino - wine hike and tasting

8. Freiburg: Veni, vidi, vino - wine hike and tasting

Welcome to your Freiburg wine adventure! On our wine hike up the Freiburg "Schlossberg" excellent wines will be served and tasted as also you will enjoy a breathtaking panoramic view of Freiburg and the idyllic surroundings in the "Tuscany of Germany". Explore the picturesque Schlossberg while our experienced guides tell you exciting facts about wine growing and the offered wines. In cooperation with the Lena Flurbacher winery from "Ihringen am Kaiserstuhl" - one of the warmest and most beautiful places in Germany in the middle of an extinct volcano - we taste five exquisite wines that bewitch the senses and take us on an enjoyable journey. This wine tasing tour combines the joys of wine with the fascination of nature hike and facts about the Schlossberg - and offers an unforgettable experience! As we hike comfortably over the slopes of the Schlossberg, an impressive view opens up in front of us: the beauty of the Rheingraben, the concise Kaiserstuhl and the majestic Vosges will enchant us. Since the Freiburger Schlossberg is located directly on the edge of Freiburg's old town and city center, the wine hike starts in Freiburg city center and ends at another point in Freiburg city center (old town). The start and end point are only a 3 minute walk away.

Freiburg: Scavenger Hunt and City Highlights Walking Tour

9. Freiburg: Scavenger Hunt and City Highlights Walking Tour

Get to know Freiburg at your own pace on this interactive scavenger hunt walking tour. You'll explore the city on foot and get points for solving different types of tasks: Find sights: You will use hints to find the best sights and hidden gems throughout the city. The map function in the app will help you get there. Solve questions: Once you’ve arrived at the place you’re looking for, you’ll be asked questions about the sight. Most of the time, the answers are hidden in signs, pictures, etc. A great and fun way to learn new things about the city. Have fun: During the adventure, you can also expect exciting photo tasks that require a lot of creativity. If you master the snapshots, you will be rewarded with points. Along the way, you’ll reach amazing places like the "Cathedral of our Lady", "New Town Hall", "Small brook" and many more exciting sights in the neighbourhood. After you book the game, you’ll get a game code via email with instructions on how to play. Head to the “Colombischlössle” and use the code to unlock the game in the app. The tour ends at Platz der alten Synagoge. The experience is not limited in time. You can explore the city at your own pace and take breaks. Just download the Explorial-App, go to the starting point, and you’re ready to start with the game. The tour lasts on average about 1-2 hours. "Cathedral of our Lady", "New Town Hall", and "Small brook"

Freiburg: Guided Pub Crawl with Drinks

10. Freiburg: Guided Pub Crawl with Drinks

Discover the nightlife of Freiburg, loved by locals for its incredible club scene. Join your tour guide on a fun-filled journey to a selection of the best pubs and bars in the area. Get in the party mood with a welcome shot, then keep your energy up with beers or wine spritzers. Meet your guide and head out on this exciting nighttime adventure, where you'll experience the vibrant ambiance of Downtown Freiburg. Visit five of the most popular bars in the area and enjoy a variety of included alcoholic drinks throughout the night. Party the night away with a group of like-minded people and let go of your worries. Explore the city by night and immerse yourself in the local lifestyle. Please note that this pub crawl is led by a pub crawl guide and not (!) by drag queen Betty BBQ.

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4.7
(2,635 reviews)

We had the pleasure of joining a tour of only three participants, one of whom being our tourguide who showed us Freiburg, making the tour enjoyable, fun and informative. A few optional add-ons to the regular path of the tour turned it into a very individualized jump into both historical facts and interesting trivia.

Ms. Angela Berger made the tour very interesting, committed and well-founded. And she is able to captivate listeners with her stories. Thank you very much for an impressive city tour.

This selfguided tour of Freiburg was excellent. I look for these wherever I travel and I've tried quite a few. This one is top.

Everything was perfect: entertaining, funny, informative and authentic. We can only recommend the tour!

Educational, entertaining. Very pleasant tour guide