Guided tour

Freiburg: Guided City Tours with Actors

Activity provider: Freiburg Living History

Freiburg: Guided City Tours with Actors

Activity provider: Freiburg Living History

From US$ 215.20 per group up to 30

Professional actors will guide you as historical characters through Freiburg and its epochs. Embark on a time travelling trek with a dark twist on typical tours of such kind.

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Duration 1.5 hours - 100 minutes
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Live tour guide
German, English
Wheelchair accessible
Private group


  • Explore the best of Freiburg on a walking tour with a professional actor
  • Admire famous monuments
  • Learn about the city’s history
Full description

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.

  • Guided tour with professional actors
  • Food and drinks
Not suitable for
  • Children under 12 years

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  • This tour will take place rain or shine.
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4.9 /5

based on 117 reviews

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Very entertaining, great acting, very nice. Also super interesting, although we live nearby and are in Freiburg quite often, there was a lot to learn. It's also great that you can join these tours spontaneously without having to book in advance. I did not know that. So definitely worth it!

August 27, 2022

A different kind of tour. Very entertaining, very authentic. The face of the people who are shown the sign against the evil eye: indescribable. Anyone who expects to find out hard facts and figures about building x or y on the tour will be disappointed. But it is still easy to get around in Freiburg, find out where the courthouse, the place of execution, etc. was, work out the scratches in the Minster and much more. We would book the tour again at any time, also because of the actress' class performance.

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July 31, 2022

Through the play, the history of Freiburg came alive and vivid - our school class was deeply impressed by the experience! The connection of the personal history (of the witch) with general knowledge about medieval life in Freiburg was particularly successful, so that a personally affecting individual fate was cleverly linked with facts and general knowledge. Thanks to the excellent actress, this connection was very successful - definitely recommended!

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July 27, 2022

Product ID: 398397