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Freiburg’s Bächle


One curious feature is the town’s Bächle: little streams sunken into the pavement which originally provided water for animals and firemen. Today they’re largely decorative, though plenty of people use them to cool their heels on a summer’s day. Fall into one and, according to local wisdom, you’ll marry a Freiburger.

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