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. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to Bachle and many more Freiburg im Breisgau attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Freiburg im Breisgau travel route app.
The Bächle (gutters) in Freiburg’s old city are a touch of genious. For hundred of years they have washed rubbish and filth away - today they work as a mecanical water cooling system in the streets... more »
You can’t help it: you will try resting or walking (and splashing 😉 ) Don’t resist, water is clean, bottom is clean too. Your feet will say « thank you » after a long day walk! A little pleasure... more »
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