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Iconic place in Freiburg

These channels in Freiburg are very beautiful and amazing, it is an engineering sollution of old... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
adrianop372
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Sao Jose Dos Campos, SP
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Reminds me of Diagon Alley

If you are a Harry Potter fan, then you know what I am talking about! The streets of the old city... read more

Reviewed 17 January 2019
Julie S
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Charleston, South Carolina
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A collection of small picturesque streams that line many of the streets of Freiburg.
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Munsterplatz, Freiburg im Breisgau, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

These channels in Freiburg are very beautiful and amazing, it is an engineering sollution of old times to refresh the city and supply water. It is an iconic thing to see in the old Town.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank adrianop372
Reviewed 17 January 2019

If you are a Harry Potter fan, then you know what I am talking about! The streets of the old city of Freiburg remind be of Diagon Ally. The cobblestone streets gently arch as they wind along. The buildings are so quaint, but I must...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Julie S
Reviewed 12 January 2019

The bachle are a charming feature of Freiburg and I was looking forward to seeing them. However since we visited on an extremely cold dreary day in December, they weren't at their prime. No water was running while we were there and I hoped to...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 1 January 2019 via mobile

First documented in the 13th century, the Bächle once served as a water supply and were used to help fight fires. In the 19th century they were seen as obsolete and most of them were covered with iron plates. The Bächle were seen by many (among...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank majeo
Reviewed 11 October 2018

Saw great photos on the internet prior to our visit. Unfortunately only one section around the Munsterplatz had water running through it. I can definitely see this would be something to make your smile when visiting the town.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 7 October 2018 via mobile

When you are in the Freiburger old town, be sure to check out the little canals. The legend goes that you'll merry a Freiburger woman in case you step into them. So based on that be more or less careful while walking the Freiburger city...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 12 August 2018 via mobile

Of course, having been to Freiburg before, I had seen the baechle at their mellifluous, gushing best. This, it's fair to say, was not one of those times, however. Whatever (or wherever) feeds the water into them had run out of juice and, as a...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 22 July 2018 via mobile

I have been to Freiburg and seen the Bachle before which was mostly dry. I came again yesterday and they were hosting the Bachleboat race. You first buy a wooden boat and they provide you with all the materials. Use your imagination to create your...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank dougs007
Reviewed 8 July 2018

The Baechle are good fun when they are full of water, but although all seemed to be functioning when we arrived on July 2, many of them have been dry during the last few days. At our hotel a desk clerk offered the possibility that...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 8 July 2018

The Bächle are part of the life blood of Freiburg, crisscrossing through the town and much enjoyed by children in summer. I mention them now as I had a letter to The Daily Telegraph in the UK published last week, which criticised London for saying...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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