This section is dedicated to take away all your "I wish someone had told me that before I went!" experiences. This way, you are better prepared for what to expect, what not to expect and can spend less time settling in, and more time making new friends in your chosen hostel. We share our insider knowledge of tips, tricks and important things to look out for in Breisach. To help you make friends with Breisach before you visit, we've included a few helpful and fun things you should know about the area. Enjoy!
Located at the German-French border, Breisach, Baden-Württemberg, Germany is a town with around sixteen thousand inhabitants. The location in the Rhine Valley is perfect to explore the nearby cities of Colmar, Freiburg, and even Basel. It takes less than thirty minutes to get to Colmar and Freiburg by car. Basel is only forty minutes away. Alternatively, you can use the regular train services.
The history of the town dates back to the Roman Empire. In the third and fourth century, the Roman troops were stationed in the area and maintained an auxiliary castle. Most quarters of Breisach were destroyed by Allied artillery during World War II. The symbolic church St. Stephansmünster, a local cathedral, was also heavily damaged. It was built in the thirteenth century, and the architectural style is mainly Gothic. Nowadays, it is the symbol of the town and one of the most popular attractions of the town.
It is easy to get walk around in Breisach, since the centre is compact. The scenic castle hill is a must-visit. If you get the chance, taste the lovely local wine. If you like history, check out the museum for municipal history, where items from the Stone Age to the present are put on display. Around seven kilometres away on the French side of the border, you can visit the beautiful fortification Les Fortifications de Neuf-Brisach.
A couple of hotels -- mostly between two and four stars -- as well as some guesthouses are available; limited choices for a Breisach, Baden-Württemberg, Germany hostel are available, if you want to spend some time in Breisach on a budget. Most places such as your hostel in Breisach, Baden-Württemberg, Germany, offer free Wi-Fi. Your Breisach, Baden-Württemberg, Germany hostel is rather traditional and focuses on larger tourist groups, families, and school classes. Consider that it can be very busy if some school classes stay in a Breisach, Baden-Württemberg, Germany hostel. It is not a party place, but it is suitable for tourists who want to save up some money and explore the border region.
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