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Address: Munsterplatz, Freiburg im Breisgau, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany
Description: A collection of small picturesque streams that line many of the streets of...
A collection of small picturesque streams that line many of the streets of Freiburg.
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Kids loved them, as others have said they are not an attraction but part of the city's history. It was good to see some kids playing with wooden boats brought from the market... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 9, 2015
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Belper, United Kingdom
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Belper, United Kingdom
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47 reviews 47 reviews
29 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Kids loved them, as others have said they are not an attraction but part of the city's history. It was good to see some kids playing with wooden boats brought from the market square. Worth finding some that are actually flowing with water as some are empty.

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Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

I don't think this is an attraction ! it is a remarkable thing for Freiburg I agree however not an attraction. Anyhow it is a nice pleaseant thing. waiting for summer to see people placing their feet in it and playing with the guitar

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George Town, Malaysia
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63 reviews 63 reviews
43 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

The medieval water drains of this city are better enjoyed while listening to a local guide. You can stroll around the city inner core, follow the bachle and hear very nice old stories about the city and the use it's citizens make of this drains during the summer.

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Florence, Italy
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45 reviews 45 reviews
17 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

You will encounter the bachle upon a stroll through the old town, and while being careful not to fall in, they give a real identity to Freiburg.

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Northallerton, United Kingdom
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33 attraction reviews
84 helpful votes 84 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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64 helpful votes 64 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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136 attraction reviews
112 helpful votes 112 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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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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29 reviews 29 reviews
13 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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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