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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.

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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!

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.