Freiburger Bächle

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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: Bächle Walking Tour

2. Freiburg: Bächle Walking Tour

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.

Freiburg: Children's Historic City Guided Walking Tour

3. 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

4. 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.

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What people are saying about Freiburger Bächle

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 741 reviews

Iris is a wonderful guide. Her energy is contagious and she’s an excellent storyteller. Our train arrived late but she was very accommodating and let us catch up with the tour. We didn’t know anything about Freiburg before, but everything we learned on the tour made us fall in love with it.

The tour by Angela Berger was very entertaining and interesting. She presented her city to us with love and a lot of passion and even extended the tour for those who were particularly interested. We recommend. Again any time.

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!

A very entertaining and informative tour. A successful introduction to then deal with and explore more about Freiburg.

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