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Rathaus at Marktplatz. Hans-Joachim Harbeck
Rathaus at Marktplatz. Hans-Joachim Harbeck
Theatre at Geotheplatz. Hans-Joachim Harbeck
Theatre at Geotheplatz. Hans-Joachim Harbeck
Universum. Jochen Mönch, Bremen Tourismus
Universum. Jochen Mönch, Bremen Tourismus
Performance. Ingrid Krause, Bremen Tourismus
Performance. Ingrid Krause, Bremen Tourismus
Schlachte Zauber. Photo Schlachte Marketing
Schlachte Zauber. Photo Schlachte Marketing
Marktplatz. Photo Hans-Joachim Harbeck, BTZ
Marktplatz. Photo Hans-Joachim Harbeck, BTZ
SchauBox Dämmerung. Martin Bockhacker, BTZ
SchauBox Dämmerung. Martin Bockhacker, BTZ
Kunsthalle. Jan Rathke, Bremer Touristik-Zentrale
Kunsthalle. Jan Rathke, Bremer Touristik-Zentrale

Bremen Information

Bremen is a hanseatic city with a port on the River Weser and is another German city that dates back many thousands of years, which is apparent in the wonderful architecture and buildings spread throughout the city.

One of the focal points in Bremen is Market Square and the magnificent heritage buildings having been awarded UNESCO World Heritage status with Town Hall (Rathaus) and the St Peter’s Cathedral (St Petri Dom) being a popular tourist attraction. At marketplace also lies the statue of Roland, which symbolises the freedom of the city and is known to residents as Bremen’s “Statue of liberty”. Another of Bremen’s great statues is the town musicians representing the fairytale story of four farm animals by the Brothers Grim located at the west side of town hall.

Many visitors also find the Bremen “Ratskeller” extremely fascinating. The Ratskeller is a historical restaurant beneath town hall with 600 years of tradition and its cellar contains a vintage Rüdesheim wine from 1653 that is Germany’s oldest rose wine. Wine connoisseurs should not get too excited however as only the Mayor of Bremen and Queen Elisabeth II has ever been allowed to drink a drop.

Other great attractions for historical architecture include Burg Blomendal, Gewerbehaus (Trade chamber), Carillion, State Parliament Building, Regional court, Schütting (Guild hall), Stadtwaage arts centre, and the Old Water Tower. For a taste of modern sights to see the best place to visit is Weser Tower in the Überseestadt district that is the former docklands transformed into a 21st century vibrant section of Bremen with a harbour backdrop and plenty of great cafés, bars and restaurants.

Some of the most popular interactive tourist attractions are the Universum Bremen (Science Centre), Focke, St Peter’s Cathedral, Paula Modersohn-Becker, Antiquity, Museums and the Spicarium that warehouses a seafaring and shipbuilding exhibition. For art galleries the best to see are the Kunsthalle Bremen, Wesserburg Museum of modern art and the Künstlerhaus Bremen. The Beck’s Brewery tour and the Mercedes-Benz factory tour are also very popular.

For more tourist information on the wonderful city of Bremen, you may also want to see the Bremen Touristmus website.

Christmas Market in Bremen. Photo Jochen Mönch, Bremer Touristik-Zentrale
Christmas Market in Bremen. Photo Jochen Mönch, Bremer Touristik-Zentrale
Marketplatz and view of Bremen Cathedral. Titus Czerski, Bremer Touristik-Zentrale
Marketplatz and view of Bremen Cathedral. Titus Czerski, Bremer Touristik-Zentrale