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Our most recommended Baden-Württemberg Churches & Cathedrals

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. Before going inside the minster, discover the bizarrely shaped gargoyles, the delicate steeple, and the colorful farmers' market on Minster Square. After admiring the minster's interior, visit 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.

Constance: Guided City Tour

2. Constance: Guided City Tour

Meet your guide at the tourist information center in the train station for a guided tour of the Constance city center highlights. Learn more about the Council of Constance, the only papal election north of the Alps. Journey back in time and discover the unique history of Constance and its inhabitants over the centuries. Admire the stunning frescoes and paintings on medieval houses throughout the old town and town hall. The tour ends at the buzzing market square where you can experience the lively city center.

Mannheim: Guided Walking Tour, Modern & Historical Mannheim

3. Mannheim: Guided Walking Tour, Modern & Historical Mannheim

Start the tour from Europe’s second-largest Baroque palace. Meet your expert guide who will provide more information about this stately former residence of the city the former residence of the Prince-electors of the House of Wittelsbach. Next, see the magnificent Jesuit Church located nearby in the city center. Stroll through the heart of the city and discover several charming squares, the assembled buildings of the Reiss-Engelhorn Museums, and the beloved “Planken” shopping street. Learn more about the monuments and memorials and uncover tales of Mannheim’s eventful history. Discover contemporary works of art at the atmospheric Art Nouveau square at Friedrichsplatz. Learn more about the varied gastronomic scene and the modern spirit of the city. Admire the view of Mannheim’s landmark historic water tower before finishing up your stroll through the city.

Freiburg: Historic City Center Walking Tour

4. 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.

Frankfurt: Full-Day Baden-Baden and Strasbourg Trip

5. Frankfurt: Full-Day Baden-Baden and Strasbourg Trip

A longtime favorite with discerning travelers, Baden-Baden is an elegant spa town nestled among verdant hills. You can discover attractions such as its opulent casino with the help of an expert guide, before crossing the border to France to visit Strasbourg’s charming Old Town district, topped by its majestic cathedral. Grand palaces and luxurious villas stand proudly in the beautifully landscaped parks of Baden-Baden, as you stroll down noble avenues and learn why a sophisticated clientele has been coming here for centuries. See the famous Kurhaus (spa resort), and wander the lavish halls of the city’s famous casino. Should you choose to stay in Baden-Baden for a splash in the thermal pools or to try your luck at the roulette tables, you can later rejoin the tour group at a set time in the early evening. If you remain with the tour, you will continue onward for a scenic photo stop at Mummelsee Lake, before progressing on to Strasbourg in France through the mysterious Black Forest. Admire the sky-high Strasbourg Cathedral, with impressive Gothic interiors that are sure to take your breath away. Enjoy your leisure time exploring the streets of this UNESCO-protected burg. Peruse its delightful boutiques and cafés, or hop on a romantic canal cruise before your return to Frankfurt.

Ludwigsburg: Dark History Storytelling Walking Tour

6. Ludwigsburg: Dark History Storytelling Walking Tour

Take part in a unique interactive performance as you follow the old Ludwigsburg tower keeper through murky alleys and dark corners, to discover the dark stories of the old town. Join this insightful walking journey and learn interesting facts about the town, only privy to locals. Karoline Brunner, the protagonist of this story, was the church tower keeper up until the beginning of the last century. Living a lonely life in the tower for many years, she was the first to see all kinds of events from the heights. Hear about the ancient townspeople's lives and gossip from her. Start at the Holzmarkt, continue to the evangelic Stadtkirche, and from there to Lindenstraße, which divides the city into upper and lower towns. Descend into the lower town past the stables to Palais Grävenitz, where the mysterious journey ends deep in its cellars.

Luther In Heidelberg - Eating, Drinking, Disputing

7. Luther In Heidelberg - Eating, Drinking, Disputing

Did you know that Martin Luther visited Heidelberg in 1518? He was invited to see the Elector's brother in the castle and wrote: "We enjoyed a pleasant conversation, ate and drank and visited all the beauties that this royal and simply magnificent castle has to offer." He even wrote that he came back from Heidelberg to Wittenberg a little fuller. Listen to anecdotes and stories from this all-important time of the Reformation. The tour is especially suitable for groups and school classes. On request, group tours and special appointments can be offered at any time.   Meet at the Marienstatue in Kornmarkt then get ready for a 1.5 to 2-hour tour. Learn lots of interesting facts from your tour guide.

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What people are saying about Baden-Württemberg

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.

The city tour was very informative and entertaining. You could take away a lot of knowledge about the city and there were funny anecdotes about it. A clear recommendation

That was a very nice and amusing city tour. I can only recommend the city tour. ... You learn a lot of interesting and funny things about the city.

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