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Bachle, Freiburg im Breisgau
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Supplied by water from the Dreisam River, Bachle are a notable characteristic of the city. First documented in the 13th century, the narrow waterways were used as a water source and helped to fight fires. In the 19th century they were moved to the edges of the roads from their original position in the center to make way for traffic. Today, the clean water flowing through the ingenious channels is enjoyed by children at play in the summer months. Unless you're ready for love, be wary of stepping in the water: An old superstition says that an accidental step into it means you'll be marrying a Freiburger. Plan your Bachle visit and explore what else you can see and do in Freiburg im Breisgau using our Freiburg im Breisgau tourist route planner.
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  • Everyone who knows Freiburg, loves the Bächle, and it rightly. Simply belongs to Freiburg! Beautiful in the summer to the cooling of the feet.
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  • I can't imagine Freiburg without the "Bächle"!!!!! :-) Especially in summer to put your feed in the cold water is so refreshing. 
  • Curious about these canals around Freiburg! Original ruins but nothing more.
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