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Munsterplatz, Freiburg im Breisgau, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany
+49 4976 13881880
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Interesting design

You can see those as you walk through the pedestrian area. You can see kids or dogs walking in them... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Claire N
via mobile
Charming water canals

In addition to the many small water canals adorning the streets of Freiburg, there were also some... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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A collection of small picturesque streams that line many of the streets of Freiburg.
  • Excellent53%
  • Very good35%
  • Average10%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“toy boats” (8 reviews)
“water canals” (7 reviews)
“kids playing” (6 reviews)
Munsterplatz, Freiburg im Breisgau, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany
+49 4976 13881880
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

You can see those as you walk through the pedestrian area. You can see kids or dogs walking in them (some kids will do so with wooden boats). Some shops use them to show off sone of their products which makes it entertaining

Thank Claire N
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

In addition to the many small water canals adorning the streets of Freiburg, there were also some bigger flowing rivers giving some areas a bit of a Venice feel. Overall we found these very unique and provided a lovely and warm ambiance to this city.

Thank ChitchatCanada
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We saw so many more families with smaller children in Freiburg than any other city. It was warm when we visited and the toddlers would sit with their feet kicking in the canals while older children had little boats on strings. It was a delightful...More

Thank docdurfee
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I have found this place just as charming as when we visited the first time 27 years ago. Freiburg with its water canals is such a charming place to visit... We fell in love with this place 27 years ago and we...More

Thank Marcel F
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Just something that is really special and a real Freiburg speciality and great on a hot day to dip your feet in.

Thank Nordboen
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The "Altstadt" in freiburg is a cool guy lace to walk with kids. Refreshing small water canals in many streets ideal to refresh your feet

Thank Mar D
Reviewed 25 June 2017 via mobile

Don't know what all the fuss is about to basically little canals of the street with the water. Look like people were having fun putting their feet in the water, but I can't see how they are rated so highly on TripAdvisor.

Thank Jon M
Reviewed 13 June 2017

When in Freiburg you cannot miss the bachle (water channels running along may of the streets). At first you might think this is a German form of open sewers, but the water is sparkling clear. Children float toy boats in them (good photo op). Watch...More

Thank realbigbear
Reviewed 5 June 2017

The Baechle and it's many stories must be one of the more fun and unusual things about Freiburg. It's something for everyone, from the toddlers floating their boats, the dogs having a drink on a hot day, the students falling in after a night on...More

Thank Adionahina
Reviewed 18 May 2017

The Bachle which are water-filled mini canals are a intriguing feature of Freiburg and add to the charm of the city. One can see children floating boats and on a crowded day one has to be careful not to fall in. If you look hard...More

Thank jneel43
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