Freiburg Walking tour
Because of its scenic beauty, relatively warm and sunny climate, and easy access to the Black Forest, Freiburg is a hub for regional tourism. Our tour will take you in a journey through medieval Freiburg, over the history of centuries, over wars and several spots that have shaped the present and the future of this city. Find out more about the Bächle water drains, the winding streets, the many Rheinkiesel mosaics, come with us to see the Gothic cathedral and also learn about some of the black past of Freiburg during the Nazi rule.
You will see:
* Freiburg's Münster (cathedral)
* Historical Merchants' Hall
* View of Schlossberg
* Old Synagogue Square
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What's included :
- * Local Guide who will be with your group only
- * Private guided Tour
- * Possible customizing on tour with your local guide on the spot
What's excluded :
- * Gratuities
- * Entrance fees
- This is a typical itinerary for this product
Pass By: Freiburg (Elbe), Freiburg (Elbe), Lower Saxony
Start of the tour is the town square, where your guide will be waiting for you. Already in the town square, there are many historic buildings to discover. One of the is the Altes Rathaus, or old city hall, that was completed in 1559 and has a painted façade.
After our first introduction to Freiburg, we will continue to Kaiser-Joseph-Straße, the former Great Gass' of medieval Freiburg, until we reach the Siegesdenkmal, or victory monument, a monument to the German victory in the Franco-Prussian War of 1871. It’s a daily presence in all freiburgers life, serving both as an orientation marker and a meeting place.
From here we go back into the center, until we reach the Freiburg's Münster, a gothic minster cathedral constructed of red sandstone, the cultural center of the historic city and outstanding example of medieval Gothic. Be sure to notice the bizarrely shaped gargoyles, filigree steeple and the colorful farmers market on Münsterplatz, before you visit the interior of the Minster. After the interior we will show you some of the historical sites around the Münsterplatz or Cathedral Square, Freiburg's largest square. A farmer’s market is held here every day except Sundays. Other sights not to miss here are the Historical Merchants' Hall (Historisches Kaufhaus), is a Late Gothic building, and many more.
Now it’s time to move towards Konviktstraße, one of the most beautiful streets of Freiburg, until we reach Zum Roten Bären, the oldest hotel in Germany. From here we will also enjoy a view towards the Schlossberg, location of the castle (Schloss) of Freiburg from which the hill takes its name. The castle was demolished in the 18th century, and only ruins remain. Schlossberg retained its importance to the city, however. 150 years ago, the city leaders opened up walks and views to make the mountain available to the public. Today, the Schlossbergbahn funicular railway connects the city centre to the hill.
Back on the road, we walk to Augustinerplatz which is one of the central squares in the old city. Formerly the location of an Augustinian monastery that became the Augustiner Museum in 1921, it is now a popular social space for Freiburg's younger residents. It has a number of restaurants and bars, including the local brewery 'Feierling', which has a Biergarten. On warm summer nights, hundreds of students gather here.
We now move to the Platz der alten Synagoge, or "Old Synagogue Square", is one of the more important squares on the outskirts of the historic old city. This was the location of the Freiburg synagogue until it was destroyed during the famous Kristallnacht in 1938, during the Nazi rule over Germany.
Our tour will then take us back to the beginning, back to the Rathausplatz, where you be set on your way, for a deeper and more personal exploration of this beautiful city.
Departure Point :21729 Freiburg, Germany
Return Detail :21729 Freiburg, Germany
Hotel Pickup :
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Wheelchair accessible
- Stroller accessible
- Near public transportation
- Infants must sit on laps
- Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
- Not recommended for pregnant travelers
- No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
- Most travelers can participate
- This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
- Face masks required for travelers in public areas
- Face masks required for guides in public areas
- Social distancing enforced throughout experience
- Guides required to regularly wash hands
- You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
- For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.