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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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  • 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...  more »
  • 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 d...  more »
  • 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 ...  more »