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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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  • Real fun to wander around in the city with water everywhere. Just be sure the look where you are going to avoid to step in the Bächle accidentally. And kids can use the water to play with little boats...  more »
  • The legend says, who falls into the Freiburg Bächle will marry a Freiburger(in) and otherwise enjoy all children about the Bächle in old town and leave paper or wooden boats float unique in Freiburg
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  • In midsummer, the Bächle are free daily by our Bächlebuzzern Sankaran, Rudi, and Daniel of dirt and algae. At the same time, the three also look whether any clinker bricks to Los have washed or is the water flow rate in order for you beautiful is to cool the feet himself. As far as I know, there is the profession of Bächlebuzzers ☺ also throughout Germany in Freiburg in only if the three do their job conscientiously, unfortunately there are people who disposed of despite existing waste containers, their garbage in it. So... be careful with the Barefoot Bächle calves!
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