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Freiburg: Bächle Walking Tour

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Freiburg: Bächle Walking Tour

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Discover the Freiburg Bächle, an irrigation system from the middle ages, on a walk through the old town of Freiburg. Get exclusive insights into the daily operations of a Bächle cleaner.

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Duration 1.5 hours
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  • Get exclusive insights into the historical and still-functioning Freiburg Bächle system
  • Learn from a real and original Bächle cleaner, who can give a lot of insights and answer questions
  • Take a tour through the historic old town of Freiburg with a focus on the Bächle
Full description

See Freiburg's world-famous tourist attraction that only exists in this form in the “sun city” in the southwest of Germany. Discover the Freiburg Bächle, which go withFreiburg like the Minster and the Black Forest. Learn about the Freiburg Bächle, a medieval irrigation and drainage system and the workplace of Alain, the real “Bächle" cleaner, who is affectionately called “Stocky” by the Freiburg habitants.

Listen to Stocky's tales of the many watercourses from the Middle Ages that run through the historic center of the Black Forest metropolis. The small canals are called “Bächle” in the Alemannic dialect.

Take a walk through the old town of Freiburg with Stocky along selected Bächle. Get exclusive insights from behind the scenes of the Bächle system and into what is probably the oldest profession in the city in Breisgau.

  • Expert tour guide
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • Children under 6 years
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You must fill out a travel information form
  • All participants who are over 16 years old must also bring a valid form of government-issued photo ID
  • All participants who are over 12 years and 3 months of age must present either proof of full vaccination or proof of a Covid-19 infection within the last 6 months. Participants must also present a negative antigen test taken no more than 24 hours before the activity starts. Students who are under 12 years and 3 months old may present proof of regular school testing and their age instead of proof of vaccination or infection

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Meeting point

The meeting, start and end point for our tours is always at the Betty BBQ Meeting Point in front of Hackl's zapfBar, Franziskanerstraße 11 in Freiburg's old town on Rathausplatz, 79098 Freiburg.

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What to bring

  • Passport or ID card

Not allowed

  • Alcohol and drugs
  • Unaccompanied minors
  • Video recording

Know before you go

  • The focus is on the Freiburg Bächle as well as the activities and the profession of the Bächle cleaner (not a sightseeing tour)
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November 7, 2021


November 7, 2021

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