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Freiburg: Guided City Tours with Actors

1. 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.

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Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 109 reviews

A different kind of tour. Very entertaining, very authentic. The face of the people who are shown the sign against the evil eye: indescribable. Anyone who expects to find out hard facts and figures about building x or y on the tour will be disappointed. But it is still easy to get around in Freiburg, find out where the courthouse, the place of execution, etc. was, work out the scratches in the Minster and much more. We would book the tour again at any time, also because of the actress' class performance.

Through the play, the history of Freiburg came alive and vivid - our school class was deeply impressed by the experience! The connection of the personal history (of the witch) with general knowledge about medieval life in Freiburg was particularly successful, so that a personally affecting individual fate was cleverly linked with facts and general knowledge. Thanks to the excellent actress, this connection was very successful - definitely recommended!

Very entertaining, great acting, very nice. Also super interesting, although we live nearby and are in Freiburg quite often, there was a lot to learn. It's also great that you can join these tours spontaneously without having to book in advance. I did not know that. So definitely worth it!

A wonderful experience. The actress who played the witch from Freiburg was so engrossed in her role that we all got goosebumps at times. This tour is recommended. Did it for the second time. Class !!!!

Awesome so informative and brought the horror of the experience of the persecution to life - very well done and impressive depth of information