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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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  • It is reported about the Bächle and they lack in any glossy booklet about Freiburg. Good for children in the summer, sometimes stumbling blocks. Often filthy stupid contemporaries with waste. Since the most Brunnenputzer use nothing, if the waste is disposed of simply by people
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  • A peculiarity of Freiburg is given by these small streams that run on both sides of the streets of the old town. I was fascinated so much the first time that there have been. Freiburg is wonderful and enters the heart for these details.
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  • Gutter of water as a symbol of Freiburg. Once used for watering horses and fighting fires. It was not a sewer drain. You have to be careful not to turn the legs, or wet shoes, but without Bachle Freiburg would not be such as is.
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