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Rust: Europa-Park Entrance Ticket

1. Rust: Europa-Park Entrance Ticket

With more than six million visitors, Europa-Park is by far the largest theme park in Germany and the most visited seasonal theme park in the world. Embark on a journey of discovery through different European themed areas and look forward to over 100 attractions. At Europa-Park you can experience unforgettable adrenaline kicks or relax in comfort. In the Austrian themed area, visitors will finally be able to experience the popular family attractions Alpine Coaster 'Enzian' and ‘Tirol Log Flume’ again in 2024. In the new Croatian themed area, they can look forward to a ride on the ‘Voltron Nevera powered by Rimac’ rollercoaster In the immediate vicinity of Europa-Park you will find the virtual reality experience YULLBE, where you can immerse yourself in further exciting adventures and take on thrilling challenges. Book your YULLBE ticket directly on our website.

Freiburg: Gässle, Bächle and More City Tour

2. Freiburg: Gässle, Bächle and More City Tour

Explore the picturesque and green city of Freiburg during a wonderful walking tour through the old town. See the famous Freiburger Bächle, the small waterways along the streets and alleys, and the contorted alleys called Gässle, as well as many of the colorful Rheinkiesel-mosaics, which give the city its distinctive atmosphere. Head to Minster Square with its beautiful community centers and secular buildings and see the traditional farmers' market (in the morning) as well as many cafés and pubs called Beizen. Start your tour at the town hall square, where your guide will be waiting for you. From the beginning, you will see this square boasts numerous historic buildings. From there, continue across the Kaiser-Joseph-Street, the former grand boulevard of medieval Freiburg, and head towards the Freiburg Minster, the cultural center of the historical old town and an exceptional example of medieval Gothic. Discover the bizarrely shaped gargoyles, the delicate steeple, and the colorful farmers' market on Minster Square. Explore some of the historic sights around the impressive cathedral. See the historic department store, the Alte Wache, the Haus zum schönen Eck and many more. Continue along the Konviktstraßen, one of the most beautiful alleys in Freiburg, until you get to the Handwerkerviertel.

Freiburg: City Walking Tour with Drag Queen Betty BBQ

3. Freiburg: City Walking Tour with Drag Queen Betty BBQ

Take a tour of Freiburg with the unofficial queen of the city, Betty BBQ. The well-known Black Forest drag queen will guide you through the city and show you that Freiburg is much more than just the famous Freiburg Minster. During the walking tour, listen to funny anecdotes from Betty BBQ's exciting life and hear the latest city gossip. As you walk, let Betty BBQ take you through Freiburg's history and into its dazzling present.

Freiburg: Highlights Self-Guided Scavenger Hunt & Tour

4. Freiburg: Highlights Self-Guided Scavenger Hunt & Tour

Get to know Freiburg at your own pace on this interactive scavenger hunt walking tour played on your phone. Decipher riddles, interact with the most important attractions of the city, and unlock interesting facts and legends. An ideal outdoor activity for first time visitors, couples, groups, families, and children. Can be used as a great team-building activity. At each stop, learn about the attraction and solve a location-based riddle that can only be solved if you reach the specific location. Use logic, imagination, observation, and team spirit to unlock the correct code and reveal the next destination of the city sightseeing game. Next, you will visit the Martin's Gate, Schwabentor, Augustiner Museum, and the Historical Merchants' Hall. Use the hints to find the city's best sights and hidden gems. The incredible route continues to the Freiburger Münster, Markthalle, Bertoldsbrunnen, and Freiburger Bächle. Finally, you will end the tour at Neues Rathaus. Along the way, you can stop for a coffee or a break at any time. Stroll through the picturesque streets and discover the real Freiburg on this fun tour while working as a team. 

Freiburg: Guided City Tours with Actors

5. 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.

English Tours of Freiburg!

6. English Tours of Freiburg!

On this 90-minute to 2-hour walking tour we explore the tranquil and picturesque Old City District of Freiburg. Travel through time with our stunning examples of Gothic, Medieval, Renaissance and Modernist architecture. Enjoy the sights and sounds of our historic markets at Münsterplatz. Konviktstraße shows the mix of modern Freiburg amidst the remnants of its seedy past. Beautiful red sandstone buildings appear throughout our journey. Our Historic Merchants´ Hall showcases a tribute to the Habsburg dynasty, Europe´s longest-lasting royal family. Find these and much more throughout your journey with our knowledgeable guides! All tours are conducted in English.

Freiburg: Scavenger Hunt and City Highlights Walking Tour

7. Freiburg: Scavenger Hunt and City Highlights Walking Tour

Get to know Freiburg at your own pace on this interactive scavenger hunt walking tour. You'll explore the city on foot and get points for solving different types of tasks: Find sights: You will use hints to find the best sights and hidden gems throughout the city. The map function in the app will help you get there. Solve questions: Once you’ve arrived at the place you’re looking for, you’ll be asked questions about the sight. Most of the time, the answers are hidden in signs, pictures, etc. A great and fun way to learn new things about the city. Have fun: During the adventure, you can also expect exciting photo tasks that require a lot of creativity. If you master the snapshots, you will be rewarded with points. Along the way, you’ll reach amazing places like the "Cathedral of our Lady", "New Town Hall", "Small brook" and many more exciting sights in the neighbourhood. After you book the game, you’ll get a game code via email with instructions on how to play. Head to the “Colombischlössle” and use the code to unlock the game in the app. The tour ends at Platz der alten Synagoge. The experience is not limited in time. You can explore the city at your own pace and take breaks. Just download the Explorial-App, go to the starting point, and you’re ready to start with the game. The tour lasts on average about 1-2 hours. "Cathedral of our Lady", "New Town Hall", and "Small brook"

From Colmar: 3 Villages in France, Germany, and Switzerland

8. From Colmar: 3 Villages in France, Germany, and Switzerland

Your 3-country adventure begins with pickup from your accommodation in Colmar. On your way to Germany, you’ll pass by the fortified village of Neuf-Brisach, a UNESCO world heritage site dating back to the late 17th century.  From there, you'll drive to Germany and visit Freiburg, one of the treasures of the German state of Baden-Württemberg. Amble through the streets that seem ripped straight from a fairytale, taking note of the channels of water that runs right alongside sidewalks. Afterward, you'll pass through another border bound for Basel in Switzerland. Divided into 2 parts by the Rhine river, the city has much to offer, with its picturesque bridges, narrow, winding alleyways, and stunning cathedrals.  Wandering through the medieval town of Great Basel, look for the unique cultural aspects of the city that differentiate it from other Swiss towns. Your day trip ends in perhaps the most charming and beautiful village in France: Eguisheim. Situated just south of Colmar, the town runs in concentric circles around a central plaza.  With tightly packed antique houses painted in brightly-colored hues, quaint shops, and a medieval castle, there are few villages in the world that so truly harken back to another age. Once your border-crossing adventure is over, you’ll return to your accommodation in Colmar.

Freiburg: Guided Pub Crawl with Drinks

9. Freiburg: Guided Pub Crawl with Drinks

Discover the nightlife of Freiburg, loved by locals for its incredible club scene. Join your tour guide on a fun-filled journey to a selection of the best pubs and bars in the area. Get in the party mood with a welcome shot, then keep your energy up with beers or wine spritzers. Meet your guide and head out on this exciting nighttime adventure, where you'll experience the vibrant ambiance of Downtown Freiburg. Visit five of the most popular bars in the area and enjoy a variety of included alcoholic drinks throughout the night. Party the night away with a group of like-minded people and let go of your worries. Explore the city by night and immerse yourself in the local lifestyle. Please note that this pub crawl is led by a pub crawl guide and not (!) by drag queen Betty BBQ.

Freiburg: Historic City Center Walking Tour

10. 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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I wouldn't have expected anything like that because I went there completely clueless. After the virtual trip to a galactic world and the experiences, I was bathed in sweat. However, a fantastic adventure 👍👍👍

Very very good 👍 I didn't expect this virtual world like that. But I was surprised at how realistically these VR glasses let you experience that I was bathed in sweat.

If you want to learn about the history of Fribourg this is for you. John is very passionate about history and I was able to learn a lot about it. i definitely recommend it.

It was funny, entertaining and interesting... a really great tour and the local recommendation was top - really recommended

Very nice young woman who introduced us to Freiburg.