Guided tour

Freiburg: Bächle Walking Tour

Guided tour

Freiburg: Bächle Walking Tour

From US$ 24.79 per person

Discover the Freiburg Bächle, an irrigation system from the middle ages, on a walk through the old town of Freiburg. Get exclusive insights into the daily operations of a Bächle cleaner.

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Duration 1.5 hours
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  • Get exclusive insights into the historical and still-functioning Freiburg Bächle system
  • Learn from a real and original Bächle cleaner, who can give a lot of insights and answer questions
  • Take a tour through the historic old town of Freiburg with a focus on the Bächle
Full description

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.

  • Expert tour guide
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • Children under 6 years
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users

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Meeting point

The meeting, start and end point for our tours is always at the Betty BBQ Meeting Point in front of Hackl's zapfBar, Franziskanerstraße 11 in Freiburg's old town on Rathausplatz, 79098 Freiburg.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card

Not allowed

  • Alcohol and drugs
  • Unaccompanied minors
  • Video recording

Know before you go

  • The focus is on the Freiburg Bächle as well as the activities and the profession of the Bächle cleaner (not a sightseeing tour)
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 /5

based on 14 reviews

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Starke Führung, Wir haben schon einige Führungen in Freiburg gemacht, aber das war schon was besonderes. Der Bächleführer und "Läufer" Alain "Stocky" zeigte eindrucksvoll, wie das Bächlesystem in Freiburg funktioniert. Überaschend wurde auf dem Weg auch 2 "Kurze" getrunken. Insgesamt zwei sehr launige Stunden. Absolut empfehlenswert.

March 27, 2023

Gut, witzig und interessant. Evtl. könnte es kürzer gehen, da doch etwas Leerlauf dabei war. Was auch cool wäre, wäre etwas zum zeigen (z.B. Bächleaufteilung und Verlauf in einer Übersicht). Stocky ist aber ein cooler Typ und ein absolutes Original. Erlebenswert. Witziger Einblick in die tägliche Arbeit der Bächleputzer.

March 27, 2023

Sehr ausführlicher und interessanter Bächle-Rundgang. Auch wenn es sehr heiß war und durch die Trockenheit die Bächle kein Wasser führen. Das hat unserer Führung aber keinen Abbruch getan und meine Frau und ich hatten einen sehr unterhaltsamen Rundgang mit einem sehr guten Führer.

March 27, 2023

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