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Freiburg: Gässle, Bächle and More City Tour

Activity provider: FREIBURG KULTOUR GmbH

Freiburg: Gässle, Bächle and More City Tour

Activity provider: FREIBURG KULTOUR GmbH

From US$ 12.64 per person

Join this group walking tour to discover Freiburg's old town. See the famous Bächle, the contorted Gässle, the Rheinkiesel Mosaics, and the Gothic Minster.

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Duration 1.5 hours
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German, English
Wheelchair accessible


  • Admire the most important and beautiful sights in Freiburg's old town during a walking tour
  • See the bizarre gargoyles, the delicate steeple and the colorful farmers' market on the Minster Square
  • Look forward to the typical small alleys and the Bächle around the minster
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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.

  • Walking tour with a German-speaking guide
  • Visit all important sights of the Oldtown
  • Museums in Freiburg
  • Inside of Freiburger Münster

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Meeting point

Meet at the entrance to the tourist information office at Rathausplatz. Your guide will be waiting for you directly in front of the tourist information office wearing clothing with the local partner's logo.

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  • This tour does not visit the inside of the Freiburger Münster
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4.6 /5

based on 825 reviews

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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.

July 4, 2022

We learned a lot about the history and the city of Freiburg. It's a pity that the tour didn't also include the interior of the Minster. Our city guide was very competent and talked interestingly and very fluently. It was very pleasant to listen to her and you could always ask questions. I highly recommend this tour.

August 24, 2021

The guide was very competent, friendly, personable, relaxed and attentive to individual requests. In 1.5 hours he took us through the old town. He skilfully incorporated the answers to various questions into his presentation. In between he also involved the audience by asking you questions. We definitely recommend this tour.

February 22, 2020

Product ID: 46975