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Bachle

Freiburg im Breisgau, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany
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Type: Bodies of Water
Description: A collection of small picturesque streams that line many of the streets of Freiburg.
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Stuttgart, Deutschland
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8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

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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3 reviews 3 reviews
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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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38 reviews 38 reviews
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24 helpful votes 24 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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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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London
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2013 via mobile

Have never seen these before, but on a hot day they were very welcome. They are little (very clean) gutters along each street with water flowing along. The water was crystal clear and although not recommended to drink I'd certainly recommend a paddle on a hot day.

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Guildford, United Kingdom
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36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2013

Not many places have these little rivulets running along the streets. Much nicer than gutters - clean for a start. People refresh their feet in these on a hot day and what small child is not going to enjoy a little bachleboot on a string?

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2013

Clean channels of running water throughout the city. These "streams" are a quaint addition to this charming city with many parts pedestrian only.

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Milford
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2013

The tiny waterways running on the street were interesting, as well as the history behind them - but certainly not a big enough "attraction" to make a visit to this city worthwhile.

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2013 via mobile

From the kids with the Bacle boats to the picturesque alleys through which it runs, I love everything about the Bachle. This is a Antarctic feature in Freiburg and I am surprised you do not see this in other cities.

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Thessaloniki, Greece
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29 reviews 29 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2013

Brilliant. At the same time both picturesque but also useful. All around the historical old city center.

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