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City Guide : Bremen
Tourist AttractionsSchnoorviertel is considered to be the center of Bremen; which could also be a good place to start you tour. The buildings dating back to the 17th and 18th centuries give us the history of the golden days of sea trade. In Germany, Bremenians are known as people who know how to really live. Bremen is also renowned as being the most hospitable German city towards foreigners. This quality of the city is believed to be due to the sea water -though brought in by the river- and the relatively higher income level of the area.
The local administrative building “Rathaus” is so remarkably beautiful; that it was included in the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites. This gothic styled structure dates back to 1405.
In the southwest; Weser River surrounds Altstadt - “the old city” in English- completely. On the other hand, Wallgraben – city walls from the Middle Ages – designate the northeastern border. The first settlement area of the city starts with the marketplace called Marktplatz and continues until the region called Schnoor. The modern appearance of the region was formed with Renaissance architecture. In this area, where the Senate of Bremen meets, there is also a very beautiful restaurant furnished with barrels.
Bremen Roland is one of the two statues straight to the west and was also included in the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Roland, the protector of the city, watches the Cathedral holding “Durendart” - “the sword of justice”- and a shield with an eagle pattern on it. The bronze statue of the Town Musicians of Bremen, by Gerhard Marcks, can also be seen here.
Other must-see structures in this square are Schütting and Stadtwaage, which were built in the 16th century. Renovation works began from the buildings around this square; following World War II. Bremenians are deservedly proud of having participated in the renovations with their own hands.
Bremen Cathedral, dedicated to St. Peter, is a 13th century structure located east of Marktplatz. Dating back from the 11th century, the oldest church in city called Liebfrauenkirche can also be visited in this neighborhood. On the southend of Marktplatz, there is Böttcherstraße which makes visitors feel like they are in the Middle Ages; with narrow roads and its gothic style. This part of the city, which the Nazis called “entartete Kunst” meaning “degenerate art”, was formed by a group of artists led by Ludwig Roselius.
Culture & EntertainmentGoetheplats Theater is the largest show venue of Bremen. Throughout the year; theater plays, dance shows, operas, and musical performances can be seen here. Überseemuseum Bremen is a museum where you may want to stop by, for a journey to past cultures and different continents.
Bremen's popular green area, Der Bürgerpark, is one of the best places to be alone with the nature. However, shades of green in Bremen are not limited to Bürgerpark. Botanika is not only a botanical garden; but also a true paradise that appeals to all five senses of a person. Plants that are native to different corners of the world are grown and displayed in this special area in Bremen.
Food & DrinkAt Viertel and Schlachte, south of Kunsthalle and along Weser River, there are many nice restaurants to dine and cafes to spend an enjoyable time at. Types of coffee from all around the world are presented uniquely in Bremen. There are spots filled with the smell and taste of coffee and chocolate; almost on every corner.
Kohn and Pinkel, sausage with kale and spices, is a true Bremenian dish available from October to February. We must point out that Bremen is famous for its beers and wine as well. Bremer Ratskeller has the largest wine collections in the world. Bremen is also the city of the famous beer brand Beck's.
ShoppingSchnoor region is one of the best places to go for shopping. Among the stores here, there are many options to buy Bremen souvenirs. Böttcherstrasse is a place to go to shop at outlets. Lloyd Arcade, Sögestrasse, Fedelhören, Domshof Arcade, Viertel, and Ostertorsteinweg can be listed among prime shopping locations. For those interested in handmade toys, Martinshof is the place to go.
Fabled City Bremen
Life itself is fabulous in this city famed for the Brothers Grimm fable, the Musicians of Bremen. Known for its waterfront shopping center brimming with cafes and boutiques, its historic city center dotted with antique shops and its Jugendstil (art nouveau) streets and quarters, Bremen is perfect for a weekend trip that won’t wear you out. You can walk almost anywhere in this city which is also crisscrossed with tram lines. With its architecture, museums, port area, cultural activities and vibrant way of life, Bremen offers both the old and the new.
ROME OF THE NORTH
Boasting a 1200-year past, Bremen owes its rich history and economy to its having been a port city on the medieval Hanseatic trade routes. Declared an Archbishopric in the 8th century, Bremen is known in history as ‘the Rome of the North’. Becoming steadily richer in successive centuries, Bremen was transformed into a Free Imperial City in 1646. Two thousand nails made of brass and steel will guide you around the city. One of Northern Germany’s oldest fair grounds, Marktplatz (Market Square) attracts interest for architectural monuments like the two-steepled Cathedral St. Petri and the green-roofed Rathaus (Town Hall). Although the 13-meter statue of Knight Roland in front of the Rathaus is considered a symbol of the city representing its independence, the statue of the Musicians of Bremen is the greater focus of interest here. Rubbed and touched frequently because they are believed to bring good luck, the nose and front hooves of the donkey fairly gleam. Meanwhile Bottcherstrasse directly adjacent is a Jugendstil avenue non-pareil lined with artisans’ boutiques. Don’t miss Bernard Hoetger’s spiral staircase and golden north entrance on this avenue rebuilt in Jugendstil by coffee magnate Ludwig Roselius, who made his fortune by inventing decaffeinated coffee. The riverbank district of Schnoor is abuzz even by night with cafes, restaurants and boutiques. Famous for its coffee and chocolates, Bremen is rich in seafood as well as traditional German cuisine. A museum in the shape of a clam shell surrounded by water, the Universum Science Center reflects the city’s innovative space industry. The simulated travel you will make to the ocean, the core of the earth and outer space is fun indeed. What’s more, the patrician houses, the Schütting (traditional chamber of commerce) and Übersee Museum with its exotic art are some of the city’s must-see sights along with its windmills and botanical gardens.
THE MUSICIANS THAT NEVER REACHED BREMEN
The Grimm Brothers’ famous Musicians of Bremen is the story of a donkey, a dog, a cat and a rooster who set out for Bremen with a dream of becoming town musicians. But they never reach the city when the house where they decide to stop on the first night turns out to be occupied by thieves. Ganging together they drive out the robbers and settle in themselves. This fable is reenacted on Marktplatz every Sunday at 1:30 from May through October.
Ticket Sales Offices : Bremen
|Bremen Sales Office|
|Address||Turkish Airlines, Flughafenallee 20, 28199 Bremen|
|Phone||Call Center : 069 86 799 849|
Weekdays 09:00- 18:00
Saturday 11:30- 15:30
Sunday 11:30- 15:30
Bremen : Airport Information
Address : Flughafen Bremen GmbH Flughafenallee 20 28199 Bremen Germany PO box 28 61 52 28361 Bremen Phone : +49 421 5595-0
Bremen : Airport Map Information
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