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Bachle

Freiburg im Breisgau, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany
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Type: Bodies of Water, Outdoors
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Owner description: A collection of small picturesque streams that line many of the streets of Freiburg.
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Northallerton, United Kingdom
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111 reviews 111 reviews
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67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Not at all sure that they can be described as an attraction, but they are pretty unique I suppose. Really need to be aware of them when wandering the streets, any unexpected distraction could result in a fall. Good to see something different, though.

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Sunderland, United Kingdom
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42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

Read about these little water channels before my visit to Freiburg then forgot all about them till I saw them all over the town. Part of the history but could also be a hazard to the unwary pedestrian

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Kaiserslautern, Germany
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119 reviews 119 reviews
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71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

One of the unique features of the city of Freiburg are the Bachle. A leftover from the old ages, the Bachle are nothing more then very clean ditches that carries water throughout the city. A rather lengthy tripping hazard, the summer time reveals alternative use for these ditches. An impromptu playground for pets and children, the Bachle can be a... More

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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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94 reviews 94 reviews
11 attraction reviews
103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

I don't know how these drains got listed as an attraction. I found them more of a hazard. However we did see one dog that couldn't keep out of them, so I suppose he found them attractive.

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Freiburg
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

The Bächle are generally small shallow gutters that run throughout Freiburg im Breisgau (Germany), carrying water from the Dreisam river. They are a great asset to the city in summer, providing a play thing for children, a cool place to stick ones hot feet after shopping or while drinking a beer and an often used as impromptu dog baths. They... More

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Sydney
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27 reviews 27 reviews
12 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014

This is the most underwhelming "point of interest" I've ever seen!! It's just a drain system that runs through the old city. Sure, I get that it's historic, but not the kind of thing anyone would take photos of and write home about.

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Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany
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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

The so called "Bachle" are little water canals that run through the entire city centre. Originally, they were built to get strong smells and wastewater out of the city. Today, they create a wonderful atmosphere and a nice offer in summer to keep your feet cool :)

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Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

Freiburgs "Bächle" (small rivers) are a must see. But be carefull, if you step in on of the Bächle you have to marry a person from Freiburg ;)

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México
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89 reviews 89 reviews
60 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2013

They are just water canals in the very heart of the city. They used to be used in the past to water plants, put out fires and water their animals. Now they are not needed, but they create a beautiful sound when walking downtown. Lots of people use it to refresh their feet during summer.

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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

Hot temperatures (+35 Celsius) are usually not the best set-up for making city trips or longer walks. In Freiburg its different: Those little "rivers" in the cities kept our kids occupied for many hours letting us parents do some shopping, sight seeing etc. We also bought some small hand-made wooden boots that they would let run down the "Baechles" .... More

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