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English Tours of Freiburg!

1. English Tours of Freiburg!

On this 90-minute to 2-hour walking tour we explore the oldest area of Freiburg. Freiburg´s most significant points are located here. Explore them while hearing their history and uncovering the legends and figures who shaped this jewel of the Black Forest. All tours are conducted in English. Sights include: Neues Rathaus Altes Rathaus Martinskirche Rathausplatz Freiburg Münster Münsterplatz Farmers Market Historiches Kaufhaus Georgesbrunnen Fischbrunnen Haus zum Röten Bären Schwabentor Augustinerplatz Martinstor Bertoldsbrunnen

From Colmar: 3 Villages in France, Germany, and Switzerland

2. From Colmar: 3 Villages in France, Germany, and Switzerland

Your 3-country adventure begins with pickup from your accommodation in Colmar. On your way to Germany, you’ll pass by the fortified village of Neuf-Brisach, a UNESCO world heritage site dating back to the late 17th century.  From there, you'll drive to Germany and visit Freiburg, one of the treasures of the German state of Baden-Württemberg. Amble through the streets that seem ripped straight from a fairytale, taking note of the channels of water that runs right alongside sidewalks. Afterward, you'll pass through another border bound for Basel in Switzerland. Divided into 2 parts by the Rhine river, the city has much to offer, with its picturesque bridges, narrow, winding alleyways, and stunning cathedrals.  Wandering through the medieval town of Great Basel, look for the unique cultural aspects of the city that differentiate it from other Swiss towns. Your day trip ends in perhaps the most charming and beautiful village in France: Eguisheim. Situated just south of Colmar, the town runs in concentric circles around a central plaza.  With tightly packed antique houses painted in brightly-colored hues, quaint shops, and a medieval castle, there are few villages in the world that so truly harken back to another age. Once your border-crossing adventure is over, you’ll return to your accommodation in Colmar.

Freiburg: Historic City Center Walking Tour

3. Freiburg: Historic City Center Walking Tour

Walk along the medieval little canals running through the old town as you discover impressive buildings. Also, discover lesser-known corners like the picturesque tanner’s quarter. Learn from your guide's stories and tales about the founding fathers of the city and the dukes of Zähringen. Under the rule of the House of Habsburg, Freiburg became a powerful stronghold of Europe’s most important dynasty in the southwest of Germany and the Black Forest. The university, founded in 1460, and the gothic cathedral with its majestic tower still bear witness to the heyday of Freiburg. Explore not only the outside of the cathedral but also visit the inside to take in the magnificent stained-glass windows and other features of this stunning church building. At the end of the tour, understand the challenges of a modern city striving to become a green and sustainable community.

Frankfurt: Full-Day Baden-Baden and Strasbourg Trip

4. Frankfurt: Full-Day Baden-Baden and Strasbourg Trip

A longtime favorite with discerning travelers, Baden-Baden is an elegant spa town nestled among verdant hills. You can discover attractions such as its opulent casino before crossing the border to France to visit Strasbourg’s charming Old Town district, topped by its majestic cathedral. Grand palaces and luxurious villas stand proudly in the beautifully landscaped parks of Baden-Baden, as you stroll down noble avenues and learn why a sophisticated clientele has been coming here for centuries. See the famous Kurhaus spa resort and have a look at the city’s famous casino. Continue onward for a scenic photo stop at Mummelsee Lake, before progressing on to Strasbourg in France through the mysterious Black Forest. Admire the sky-high Strasbourg Cathedral, with impressive Gothic interiors that are sure to take your breath away. Enjoy your leisure time exploring the streets of the UNESCO-protected historical city centre of Strasbourg. Peruse its delightful boutiques and cafés or take a ride on the little train through the historical city center before returning to Frankfurt.

From Frankfurt: Heidelberg & Baden-Baden Full-Day Tour

5. From Frankfurt: Heidelberg & Baden-Baden Full-Day Tour

The romantic old city of Heidelberg and the famed spa town of Baden-Baden form the setting for this day trip across southeastern Germany. See the remains of a famous Renaissance castle, explore the enchanting woodland of the Black Forest, and get a firsthand look at the region's iconic sights. Your day starts with a ride south to Heidelberg, a picturesque city on the river Neckar. Tour the famous Heidelberg Castle for a look at the long courtyard, the mighty terrace, and one of the largest wine barrels in the world. Then, take a walk in the city's medieval town center to marvel at the Old Bridge, Karl's Gate, the Church of the Holy Spirit, and the House of the Knights, as well as the oldest university in Germany. In the afternoon, your tour continues to Baden-Baden, one of Europe's most beautiful health resorts and best-preserved spas. When you arrive, pay a visit to the elegant Kurhaus, where you can check out the immaculate gardens and parks around the stylish casino. Next, take a tour through the enchanting coniferous woods of the Black Forest and visit the Mummelsee, a glacial lake among the mountains that was left behind by the last Ice Age. Take some free time to relax amid this beautiful scenery and check out the locally crafted cuckoo clocks, which carry on a tradition that began here in the woods, before you set out for the return trip north to Frankfurt.

Express Walk of Freiburg with a Local

6. Express Walk of Freiburg with a Local

Discover Freiburg on a guided walking tour with a local and learn about the history and contemporary transformation of the city. By seeing Freiburg through the eyes of a local, find out what everyday life looks like and where the city gets its characteristic ambiance from. As you stroll through Freiburg, admire its parks, monuments, and historical architecture with a local. As you discover the charm of the city, get insider tips about the best cafes, restaurants, and bars to visit during your time here, and find out how to make the most out of your visit. Explore Münsterplatz at the bustling heart of the city. Take a picture outside the impressive Freiburger Cathedral. Stroll around the beautiful Augustinerplatz. Hear about the local legends and myths related to the city, as well as its historic importance in the region as you explore.

Freiburg’s Art and Culture revealed by a Local

7. Freiburg’s Art and Culture revealed by a Local

On this guided walking tour, explore Freiburg with a local's expertise. Discover the vibrant art world as you hear about artists like Otto Dix, art galleries, and museums to visit. While you absorb the culture of this multi-faceted city, admire an array of architecture from centuries past. Begin your tour in front of the Theater Freiburg, a former Augustinian monastery now home to the city's opera, dance, and theatre scene. Wander along cobblestone streets lined with Renaissance, late Baroque, and Gothic structures, carefully reconstructed after World War II. As you walk, continue your tour with your local guide's insights on Freiburg‘s cultural development. Explore the streets around Augustinerplatz and stop at the Freiberger Münster for photos. Gain an understanding of the city’s historical relevance to the art world and connections to famous artists. Next, meander towards Martin’s Gate, a relic of medieval times that dates back to 1202. As you admire this centuries-old landmark, get tips from your guide on historic museums and art galleries that showcase modern art. Conclude your tour in the city’s historic district.

Pforzheim: Self-guided Walk in District Dillweißenstein

8. Pforzheim: Self-guided Walk in District Dillweißenstein

This tour is only available in German. Discover the most beautiful corners on this walk through Pforzheim's Dillweißenstein district and find many hidden details along the way. Explore an old rafting village, castle ruins and enjoy the idyllic river landscape of the Nagold. On the way, you will solve tasks and "crack" small riddles, just like in a scavenger hunt, and of course have a lot of fun. Who knows, for example, what a Manila cardboard box is or what the people of Dillstein were up to since they had neither a town hall nor a church tower? The tour is a great way to get outside and discover new things in Pforzheim's Dillweißenstein district with family, friends or even on your own. It's like being shown Pforzheim by a good friend. The tour can be started at any time and over and over again, on site or from home, in the browser of a smartphone. Start to have fun in Pforzheim Dillweißenstein! *** Good to know *** You will receive the link to start the tour in an email directly after booking.

Welterbe Baden-Baden Themen-Stadtführung

9. Welterbe Baden-Baden Themen-Stadtführung

Join this themed tour and learn why Baden-Baden was curated a UNESCO World Heritage Site as part of the "Great Spas of Europe", along with ten other European spa towns in 2021. Start your trail to a World Heritage walk by meeting your guide at the Tourist Information. In this themed tour, you will learn interesting facts about the criteria defined in the context of the application, the tangible and intangible heritage of the city: Baden-Baden looks back on a rich cultural history since antiquity. Its heyday as the "summer capital of Europe" in the 19th century is still reflected in the cityscape today. During this time, Baden-Baden was one of the world's leading European spa towns. This was reflected, among other things, in its specific urban development, which can still be experienced today as a special type of city.

Freiburg - Historic walking tour

10. Freiburg - Historic walking tour

Start your tour at the Siegesdenkmal (the Victory Monument) designed by the sculptor Karl Friedrich Moest, which is dedicated to the German army and marks Germany’s victory over France in the Franco-Prussian war of 1871. A public competition was organized amongst 18 sculptors to select the design for the statue. Next, you will walk by the Haus zum Walfisch (the Whale house), a Gothic bourgeois house which is a complex made out of 17 buildings. The building has also been the central filming location for the 1977 horror film Suspiria. Get to see the Altes Rathaus (the old town hall), the building which houses the office of the government. A bridge connects both the old town hall as well as the new town hall. The building structure is built in Renaissance style and boasts of many paintings. The old town hall was destroyed by fire during bombing in 1944 and was reconstructed with the addition of three new wings. Located behind the old town hall, you will see the Gerichtslaube (the Old Court house) which is one of the oldest government buildings in Freiburg. The building dates back to around the 13th or 14th century. You will visit the old university which opened during 1457 and is said to have been run from many buildings. The previous administration building is now known as the new town hall. A few research departments at the site of the old university still exist till date. Admire the Romanesque style of the Freiburg Cathedral which was built around the year 1200 by the last duke of Zähringen. It survived the bombing raids of 1944. It is said that the construction took nearly 300 years to complete and is a product of imagination of several builders who themselves were never able to see it complete. As you continue to explore further sights, you will also have a chance to see the Historical merchants‘ hall near the cathedral. You will see the historic monument known as Bertold's Fountain with its equestrian statue. The original fish fountain was destroyed during World War II. It is a very central location where trolley car lines intersect with the shopping street known as Kaiser-Joseph-Strasse. Walk by the the Martin’s gate which dates back to the 13th century, one of the two remaining gates out of the five medieval gates. Visit the Saint Martin’s church which is said to have undergone architectural changes varying from baroque to neo-gothic style. It dates back to 1206. The church was partially destroyed during the 1944 bombings and was reconstructed starting from 1949. Built by merging four medieval Dominican convents, you will see the Adelhauser New Convent. The four convents used to be centers of Christian mysticism during the Middle Ages. The new building was constructed under the direction of Jean La Douze during 1687. Finish your tour at the Schwabentor (The Swabian gate) which dates back to the mid 13th century. It is one of the two remaining gates out of the five medieval gates.

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This tour exceeded my expectations. The group size was small -- only seven of us total, including myself and my husband. This allowed us to set our own pace and sort of "vote" on what we wanted to prioritize or do. As our guide, Didier, told us at the beginning "This is not the sort of tour where you have to run after the man with the little flag". He encouraged us to wander and explore a little. He did a great job giving us plenty of good information without over-talking, and was always knowledgeable and able to answer any questions we had. The place we had lunch was tasty, affordable, and down-to-earth. It had vegetarian options as well that were still regional and featured local cuisine. I have no complaints. Didier honestly went above and beyond to ensure that we all had a great day.

This ended up being an extremely wonderful tour, and our guide Thomas was phenomenal. He provided a treasure trove of little facts and information regarding Frankfurt and the surrounding areas, as well as at our three stops. He was happy to answer additional questions, and work around our schedule when we requested some additional time in the Black Forest. We absolutely loved Heidelberg and the Black Forest, although we decided we could have done without Baden-Baden (it was an adorable town, but we thought it would be a better stop if you intended on spending some time shopping). Regardless, we would most definitely recommend this tour.

This one of the best tours that my wife and I have taken. Didier was an excellent tour guide and very knowledgeable about every city we visited. The history and the architecture was amazing. Would highly recommend this tour.

Didier our tour guide has been really nice and helpful. Was an interesting tour over three states. During Christmas time even better!

Our tour guy, Laurent, was great and very friendly. It was an enjoyable trip for myself and my friend.