1. Germany
  2. Baden-Württemberg
  3. Freiburg

Freiburg: Red Light District City Tour

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Learn about the oldest trade in the world as you visit locations related to Freiburg's history of prostitution and gangsters. Journey back in time to the red light district of the 70s, 80s, and 90s on this entertaining walking tour.
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Duration: 2 hours
Starting time 6:30 PM
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  • Enjoy a exciting and informative history tour of Freiburg's former red light district
  • Be guided by an experienced Betty BBQ tour guide
  • Stop for a refreshment on the way
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Meet one of the Betty BBQ tour guides and embark on a journey through time to Freiburg's red light district of Freiburg in the 70s, 80s, and 90s. Hear exciting stories from a time when the streets in Freiburg were quietly bathed in a dim red light.

Start in the fancy suburbs, not far from the Schwabentor, where since the Middle Ages the trade of prostitution was well known. Find out about how here, policemen drank coffee with prostitutes in the morning in the legendary Cafe Ruef. Next, go by the Arena Bar, where Freiburg celebrities met ladies at the bar. At the other end of the city, hear how Gina Wildkatze, head of the Playboy Bar, used to get out of her limousine in a long white fur coat. Hear stories about how she used to sew real, white mink bikinis for her 15 bar girls.

During the tour, the leader will try to arrange a meeting with the famous drag queen Betty BBQ, however, this can not always be guaranteed due to possible scheduling conflicts. Your tour guide acts as a narrator and presents historical facts and connections in relation to Freiburg's red light past in an exciting and entertaining way.

Please note this tour is not suitable for bachelor parties.
  • 1 refreshment on the way
What’s Not Included
  • Bachelor party services
  • Costumes are allowed, but please ensure your appearance is well-groomed
  • Bringing your own alcoholic drinks is strictly prohibited
  • Please note that some of the pubs and bars visited are places where smoking is allowed
  • Some of the locations are not wheelchair accessible
  • Animals are not allowed on the tour
  • This tour is only available in German
Not suitable for
  • Children under 18 years

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Meeting point

Betty BBQ Meeting Point, Franziskanerstraße 11, 79098 Freiburg im Breisgau, Deutschland

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What to bring
  • Passport or ID card
Know before you go
• This tour is not recommended for people with limited mobility or for bachelor parties
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