Freiburg Walking tours

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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: Guided City Tours with Actors

2. 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.

Freiburg: Betty BBQ Christmas Tour

3. Freiburg: Betty BBQ Christmas Tour

Black Forest’s Drag Queen Betty BBQ prepares you for Christmas with a fun city tour around the Freiburg Christmas Market. Throughout your tour, Betty BBQ will tell of the turmoil of the Christmas season, of punch, mulled wine and the Christmas-tipsiness. Your host will clarify such important questions, such as whether a baby that was procreated during a Christmas celebration is actually a "Punch Kind", what it feels like "when not only the tree" has all of its lights on, and why there is such a beautiful Christmas market in Freiburg. Your guide will be sure to put a fun spin on your tour, as you are led around the town learning of its history.

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.

Freiburg: Guided Pub Crawl with Drinks

5. Freiburg: Guided Pub Crawl with Drinks

Discover the nightlife of Freiburg, loved by locals for its incredible club scene. Join your tour guide on a fun-filled journey to a selection of the best pubs and bars in the area. Get in the party mood with a welcome shot, then keep your energy up with beers or wine spritzers. Meet your guide and head out on this exciting nighttime adventure, where you'll experience the vibrant ambiance of Downtown Freiburg. Visit five of the most popular bars in the area and enjoy a variety of included alcoholic drinks throughout the night. Party the night away with a group of like-minded people and let go of your worries. Explore the city by night and immerse yourself in the local lifestyle.

Freiburg: Historic City Center Walking Tour

6. Freiburg: Historic City Center Walking Tour

Walk along the medieval little canals running through the old town as you discover impressive buildings. Also, discover lesser-known corners like the picturesque tanner’s quarter. Learn from your guide's stories and tales about the founding fathers of the city and the dukes of Zähringen. Under the rule of the House of Habsburg, Freiburg became a powerful stronghold of Europe’s most important dynasty in the southwest of Germany and the Black Forest. The university, founded in 1460, and the gothic cathedral with its majestic tower still bear witness to the heyday of Freiburg. Explore not only the outside of the cathedral but also visit the inside to take in the magnificent stained-glass windows and other features of this stunning church building. At the end of the tour, understand the challenges of a modern city striving to become a green and sustainable community.

Freiburg: Bächle Walking Tour

7. 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.

Freiburg: Children's Historic City Guided Walking Tour

8. Freiburg: Children's Historic City Guided Walking Tour

Enjoy family time with this walking tour aimed at children aged 5 to 12 years. Each child has to be accompanied by an adult. Learn with your children all about the fascinating history of Freiburg, find out about the mysterious Bächle, and get a great view of the Münsterplatz. Meet your guide at the tourist information in front of the old town hall and get ready for a tour which shows children and young people how history can be exciting and entertaining. Experience a tour which highlights the way of life, stories, and experiences of those who lived in the city in the past. Find out what the various coats of arms on the Old Town Hall mean. Discover the story of why there is a whale house despite Freiburg being so far from the ocean. Learn about the entertaining Bächle which are all over the city and in which children can splash. Hear about the hidden history of buildings like the city's Minster. Finally, visit the Old Kaufhaus of Freiburg.

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What people are saying about Freiburg

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 82 reviews

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!

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

Diana and Felix guided us through the old town and pub scene with charm and heart. Clear recommendation for every age group.

Excellent guide, super nice, knowledgeable and a few jokes here and there

Very great tour was really healing, I can only recommend it