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Freiburg: Guided City Tours with Actors

1. Freiburg: Guided City Tours with Actors

Discover the dark side of Freiburg’s history with Catharina Stadellmenin, the witch of Freiburg. Or follow a 16th century harlot on a walk through the medieval town and learn more about mankind's oldest business. Explore the old town of Freiburg with its little streams, the Gerichtslaube, or Old Court House, and the medieval city gates. Admire the stately Rathausplatz and Adelhauser Klosterplatz. You choose your guide (though both follow the same itinerary). Join the desperate Catharina Stadellmenin, the widow of master locksmith Michael Bantzer, on her last journey. Learn about her gruesome fate. Bear witness! Tell everybody you've seen the "witch" with your own eyes. Or: join the harlot and let her introduce you to medieval Freiburg and the high art of love. Learn everything about the city and the oldest profession in the world. Discover her secrets about her suitors, the hangman, and other scoundrels. Big fun is 100% guaranteed.

Freiburg: Historic City Center Walking Tour

2. 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.

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What people are saying about Martin's Gate

Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 69 reviews

We had the most amazing experience with Yvonne as our guide in the role of the witch. She kept my husband, my 3 tween-agers and myself entertained while sharing really cool facts with us. My 14 year old son commented half-way through- Mom this is really cool!! Huge win! Thanks for an excellent and informative tour filled with fun facts we never would have learned exploring on our own!

Really fun experience. We took the version with the harlot and it was really interesting and engaging. I have been living in Freiburg for two years and I still managed to learn even more. The acting was great and appreciate it was in English for my guests. Would definitely recommend.

It was a really great city tour of a different kind. The actress Cornelia Schlotter played us the story of the witch of Freiburg in a very impressive way and took us back to that time. My guests and I learned a lot that we didn't know about the history of Freiburg.

It was a great journey through an earlier time, with the Wandehure through Freiburg! We recommend!!!

Really great tour very informative I would book again in a heartbeat