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Freiburg: Gässle, Bächle and More City Tour

1. 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: Guided City Tours with Actors

2. 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: Historic City Center Walking Tour

3. Freiburg: Historic City Center Walking Tour

Walk along the medieval little canals running through the old town as you discover impressive buildings. Also, discover lesser-known corners like the picturesque tanner’s quarter. Learn from your guide's stories and tales about the founding fathers of the city and the dukes of Zähringen. Under the rule of the House of Habsburg, Freiburg became a powerful stronghold of Europe’s most important dynasty in the southwest of Germany and the Black Forest. The university, founded in 1460, and the gothic cathedral with its majestic tower still bear witness to the heyday of Freiburg. Explore not only the outside of the cathedral but also visit the inside to take in the magnificent stained-glass windows and other features of this stunning church building. At the end of the tour, understand the challenges of a modern city striving to become a green and sustainable community.

Freiburg: Highlights Self-Guided Scavenger Hunt & Audio Tour

4. Freiburg: Highlights Self-Guided Scavenger Hunt & Audio Tour

Solve riddles and find clues on a self-guided scavenger hunt and walking tour through Freiburg. Explore the city at your own pace and see iconic highlights like Alten Synagoge, Freiburger Münster, and many more. Decipher riddles, solve tasks, and unlock facts about the city. You will receive the download instructions after booking the tour. After downloading the app you will first visit the beautiful Platz der Alten Synagoge. At each stop, learn about the attraction and solve a location-based riddle. 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. 

Capture the most Photogenic Spots of Freiburg with a Local

5. Capture the most Photogenic Spots of Freiburg with a Local

This experience is provided by an independent Local. You will be part of a small, 2 to 6 people group. Come with me to discover the city of Freiburg through your camera lens! This 90-minute city walk is a unique opportunity to get to know the city from an insider’s point of view and to take stunning pictures at the same time! Our walk will take us from City Hall to the observation deck with views over the city. You simply can't leave the city without a breathtaking picture of this view! While you use your camera to capture the beauty of Freiburg, you will also discover local spots and hidden gems that no travel guide will list. Who is a Local? A Local is someone who is passionate about sharing authentic experiences based on their interests. As LocalBini, we bring together passionate people from all around the world giving them the opportunity to offer unique experiences via our marketplace.

Freiburg: Children's Historic City Guided Walking Tour

6. Freiburg: Children's Historic City Guided Walking Tour

Enjoy family time with this walking tour aimed at children aged 5 to 12 years. Each child has to be accompanied by an adult. Learn with your children all about the fascinating history of Freiburg, find out about the mysterious Bächle, and get a great view of the Münsterplatz. Meet your guide at the tourist information in front of the old town hall and get ready for a tour which shows children and young people how history can be exciting and entertaining. Experience a tour which highlights the way of life, stories, and experiences of those who lived in the city in the past. Find out what the various coats of arms on the Old Town Hall mean. Discover the story of why there is a whale house despite Freiburg being so far from the ocean. Learn about the entertaining Bächle which are all over the city and in which children can splash. Hear about the hidden history of buildings like the city's Minster. Finally, visit the Old Kaufhaus of Freiburg.

Freiburg: Scavenger Hunt and City Highlights Walking Tour

7. Freiburg: Scavenger Hunt and City Highlights Walking Tour

Get to know Freiburg at your own pace with this interactive scavenger hunt game and audio guide app. Download the app to your phone, then meet your friends or family in the center of the city. Walk to different sites, receive clues, and solve the assignments. Start your tour by meeting outside Colombischlössle Museum. Work your way through the fun challenges that will lead you to the city's top sights and hidden gems, using the app's map function to help you get there. Solve tasks, and find answers hidden signs and pictures. Make your way across the city, checking off tasks as you go. Keep an eye out for the many historic buildings in the center, including the "Cathedral of our Lady", "New Town Hall", and "Small brook". End your tour at the Old Synagogue Square.

Freiburg: City Introduction App Guide and Audio Tour

8. Freiburg: City Introduction App Guide and Audio Tour

Get a smartphone app with navigation to explore the Black Forest city of Freiburg at your own pace. Visit key attractions including Martin's Gate, Augustiner Museum, Freiburger Münster, Markthalle, and more. Gain insight into each spot and hear stories about the city from a multilingual audio guide. After downloading the app on your phone, read the instructions and head to the starting point. Unlock photos of the exterior and the interior of the location. Read or listen to some information on the attraction and continue walking to the next checkpoint. See Platz der Alten Synagoge (Old Synagogue Square), Martin's Gate, and Schwabentor. As you follow the walking route, continue to the Augustiner Museum and Historical Merchants' Hall. Keep track of what you liked or disliked on the app and create a bucket list for the next few days of your vacation. Next, admire the Freiburger Münster and its lacy spires, cheeky gargoyles, and intricate entrance portal which bear witness to over 800 years of the city's history. Spot the old town's characteristic bächle, which are narrow channels of water that run alongside the pavements. Just a few steps later, find yourself at the Markthalle with stalls offering both regional cuisine and culinary delights from Asia, Latin America, and the Middle East. Finally, stop by the historical landmark of Bertoldsbrunnen and see the new town hall of Neues Rathaus. Start your walk any time, without a set schedule. Pause whenever you want, take a break and visit an attraction of your choice, and resume later or on another day. With the maps feature, you will never get lost.

Express Walk of Freiburg with a Local

9. Express Walk of Freiburg with a Local

Discover Freiburg on a guided walking tour with a local and learn about the history and contemporary transformation of the city. By seeing Freiburg through the eyes of a local, find out what everyday life looks like and where the city gets its characteristic ambiance from. As you stroll through Freiburg, admire its parks, monuments, and historical architecture with a local. As you discover the charm of the city, get insider tips about the best cafes, restaurants, and bars to visit during your time here, and find out how to make the most out of your visit. Explore Münsterplatz at the bustling heart of the city. Take a picture outside the impressive Freiburger Cathedral. Stroll around the beautiful Augustinerplatz. Hear about the local legends and myths related to the city, as well as its historic importance in the region as you explore.

Freiburg’s Art and Culture revealed by a Local

10. Freiburg’s Art and Culture revealed by a Local

On this guided walking tour, explore Freiburg with a local's expertise. Discover the vibrant art world as you hear about artists like Otto Dix, art galleries, and museums to visit. While you absorb the culture of this multi-faceted city, admire an array of architecture from centuries past. Begin your tour in front of the Theater Freiburg, a former Augustinian monastery now home to the city's opera, dance, and theatre scene. Wander along cobblestone streets lined with Renaissance, late Baroque, and Gothic structures, carefully reconstructed after World War II. As you walk, continue your tour with your local guide's insights on Freiburg‘s cultural development. Explore the streets around Augustinerplatz and stop at the Freiberger Münster for photos. Gain an understanding of the city’s historical relevance to the art world and connections to famous artists. Next, meander towards Martin’s Gate, a relic of medieval times that dates back to 1202. As you admire this centuries-old landmark, get tips from your guide on historic museums and art galleries that showcase modern art. Conclude your tour in the city’s historic district.

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What people are saying about Freiburger Münster

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4.8 / 5

based on 134 reviews

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.

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!

Our guide Iris was fabulous! A wealth of information, historical and current! We enjoyed her so much. Her warmth and enthusiasm was very much appreciated! She is a gem!

Awesome so informative and brought the horror of the experience of the persecution to life - very well done and impressive depth of information

Excellent guide, super nice, knowledgeable and a few jokes here and there