Freiburg, the capital of the Black Forest region, can boast of a long and vivid history of over 1000 years. It has seen a series of different dynasties and rulers come and go, has lived through independence and oppression, peace times and riots. Buildings like the famous Freiburg Minster are impressive evidence for the city’s wealth and prosperity during the Middle Ages.
Freiburg History – Told Differently
Come with us and experience the city’s history from a different angle: a witch, a harlot and a monk have risen from the shadows and will take you through the Freiburg of their era and will tell you about their lives and times. Bear witness to the heart-breaking story of Catharina Stadellmenin and follow her path to the stake in 1599 or learn about the half-world of 16th century Freiburg by joining the harlot who will share her knowledge about the work and everyday life in the dark alleys with you. Berthold Schwarz, a mysterious Franciscan monk will take you on a stroll through Freiburg in the 16th century – not only will he tell you about everyday life, but also about his secret passion alchemy that might make him famous one day. Did he invent black powder? Come with us and find out!
Dive with us into the history of Freiburg on one of our living history tours led by expert local guides in period costume. Become a time traveller and meet the medieval townfolk.
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- Minimum Number of Guests: 1
- Maximum Number of Guests: 30
- Smaller / Larger Groups: on request
- Duration: 1,5hrs
- Price: on request