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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. 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.

Karlsruhe: 24-Hour Hop-On Hop-Off Sightseeing Bus Ticket

2. Karlsruhe: 24-Hour Hop-On Hop-Off Sightseeing Bus Ticket

Hop on a sightseeing bus and enjoy the main attractions of Karlsruhe from the open-top deck. Enjoy fantastic views of the city as you listen to the audio guide commentary. Discover the city at your own pace with this 24-hour hop-on hop-off ticket. There are 11 stops along the route through central Karlsruhe, and you can get on and off as many times as you like. If you prefer to stay aboard and enjoy the city from the comfort of your set, a full loop takes approximately 2 hours. Bus stops: 1) Station Forecourt 2) ZKM / Municipal Gallery 3) Baden State Theater 4) Ettlinger Tor/Tourist information/Market Square 5) Europaplatz 6) Tourist Information Karlsruhe/Zirkel 7) Schlossbezirk (Waldhornstraße) 8) Creative park "Alter Schlachthof" (old slaughterhouse)/Gottesaue Palace 9) Observation deck Turmberg10) Karlsburg/old town Durlach11) Station Forecourt

Constance: Guided City Tour

3. 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.

Freiburg: City Walking Tour with Drag Queen Betty BBQ

4. Freiburg: City Walking Tour with Drag Queen Betty BBQ

Take a tour of Freiburg with the unofficial queen of the city, Betty BBQ. The well-known Black Forest drag queen will guide you through the city and show you that Freiburg is much more than just the famous Freiburg Minster. During the walking tour, listen to funny anecdotes from Betty BBQ's exciting life and hear the latest city gossip. As you walk, let Betty BBQ take you through Freiburg's history and into its dazzling present.

Immenstaad: Lake Constance Guided Waterbike Tour

5. Immenstaad: Lake Constance Guided Waterbike Tour

This beginner discovery tour starts in Immenstaad, at the mini-golf course on the lake. Cycle on the water to the ship landing site and see the Vogel Islands on the horizon, which marks the border between Baden and Württemberg. Relax and enjoy the company of your guide and group. Meet your guide and group on the lake. Experience a new kind of guided tour on a waterbike and enjoy the beauty of the region on the water from a new perspective. Though the waterbikes require some sporty movement, the tour operates at a leisurely pace and promises to be totally relaxing. Cycle toward the Vogel Islands and the border between Baden and Wurttemberg but stay in Baden all the while. Cruise in the direction of Hagnau and marvel at views of its beautiful Kirchberg Castle and Kirchberg Marina. The waterbike becomes a floating pleasure platform on Lake Constance. Stops for sightseeing, relaxing, and refreshing are always possible. Of course, stopping to swim at beautiful spots also won't be a problem, except at high tide.

Heidelberg: Night Watchman Historic Adventure Tour

6. Heidelberg: Night Watchman Historic Adventure Tour

Learn all about the lives of those on the outside of society with this interactive historical adventure tour through scenic Heidelberg. Take in the City Hall, Korn Market, and all the key sights as you go. Meet your Night Watchman at Hercules fountain in the Market Square to begin your tour of Heidelberg from below. Hear stories from Medieval history as you pass by the landmarks like the Korn Market Madonna, the Palais Prinz Carl, and the Palais Graimberg. Pause at Karl Square and admire the ruins of the city's old castle. Stroll through old small streets and paths with your guide including Eselspfad, Leyergasse, Semmelgasse, and Steingasse. Stop at the 18th-century Holländer Hof and learn about the fate of those living outside the city walls. Admire the iconic old town bridge as you immerse yourself in old Heidelberg in the company of your Night Watchman.

From Munich: Rothenburg and Nördlinger Ries Day Trip by Bus

7. From Munich: Rothenburg and Nördlinger Ries Day Trip by Bus

Take a trip down the Romantic Road, a famous 220 mile route linking some of Bavaria's most exquisite architectural gems on a guided tour from Munich. Discover the natural beauty of the region, and the charming town of Rothenburg. After departure from Munich, travel first to Harburg which is one of the oldest and best-preserved castle complexes in Germany. This perfectly situated castle with its surrounding village retains the feel of the middle ages. Be enchanted by its historic flair and delve deep into its history. After visiting the castle, and pausing for coffee, you will drive on through the wondrous scenery of the Nördlinger Ries – the giant depression left by an ancient meteor in the Swabian landscape. Travelling via Dinkelsbühl, with its towers and spires, you will reach Rothenburg, a perfectly restored mediaeval town. Take some free time here for extensive exploration. Wander through the beautiful streets and alleyways, which are full of the charm of past times. Your return to Munich will take you through the largest hops-growing region in the world, the Hallertau. On this tour, be amazed by the beautiful region of southern Germany.

Freiburg: Guided City Tours with Actors

8. 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.

Stuttgart: Museum of Illusions Entry Ticket

9. Stuttgart: Museum of Illusions Entry Ticket

Explore the Museum of Illusions in Stuttgart and have a visual, sensory, and educational experience as you try a handful of new, unexplored illusions. See the Anti-Gravity Room, the Clone Table, and many more with this entry ticket. Be brave enough to jump into the Vortex Tunnel, a rotating cylinder that makes you lose your sense of balance despite being stable and flat. Warp your reflection in the Mirror Room and get lost in the vast Infinity Room. Enjoy the collection of holograms and see images constantly transforming, appearing, and disappearing before your eyes. Visit the Turntables which create a hypnotic illusion and different turning patterns. Have fun with your friends and family with the Head on the Platter. Round off your visit by learning the illusions' rational and scientific explanations as you walk around. Hear about human vision, perception, and the functioning of intellect.

Constance: 1.5-Hour Night Watchman City Tour

10. Constance: 1.5-Hour Night Watchman City Tour

Discover Constance through the eyes of a night watchman of the 14th-century. Join them on their walk through the Niederburg, the oldest part of Constance, to protect and watch the citizens at night. Follow the watchman and become a witness of the important tasks and responsibilities of a night watchman. Hear tales you have never heard before. The night watchman's amusing anecdotes and exciting stories show you what life at night was really like centuries ago.

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What people are saying about Baden-Württemberg

Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 19 reviews

If you don't have a car, this tour allows you to get to know Baden Baden, get to know a little about the Black Forest and see an overview of the German wine route. Jerôme, the driver and guide, is charming, pleasant, he is attentive all the time to inform you about what interests you, that you are comfortable, satisfied ... A good tour, to get an idea of this area, especially thanks to the guide.

Such a great experience. The tour guide taught us so much about the history of the romantic road, which leads us to rothenburg and it goes further. On the way to rothenburg, we made multiple stops along the romantic road at such beautiful villages. Then rothenburg was so so beautiful. Overall 10/10 would highly recommend this tour if you are looking for a day trip from Frankfurt.

A very interesting trip to the designated places with lots to see and enjoy. And the tour kind giving continuous information as we travelled making it more interesting.

The tour was fantastic, and Daniela was a great guide! I couldn’t recommend it highly enough! Thank you for a great trip!

Very good city guide. It was really an informative tour. I can only recommend.