Home to dozens of historical landmarks and museums, Bremen is also a prime cultural hub famed for its long history. Moreover, Bremen is a multi-faceted city with large parks, universities and has multinational companies. Though the city has faced a lot of modern development, it has not lost its culture and tradition. It is one of the few cities that has preserved the beauty of history even now. The city has several glorious histories of Hanseatic League in the Middle Ages and that paved a strong base for today’s beautiful city. Also, it is one of the largest and prosperous cities in Northwest Germany. Sits in northwest Germany, pretty Bremen with Weser River is just an hour away from Hamburg. With its, Weser River that flows out to the North Sea, Bremen boast for grand buildings in the market square. Though the city is very vibrant with historical essence, they also boast for all the vigour of a contemporary European centre.
Where is this historical city located?
If you are a newbie or a rookie to international travel or to Germany, your first question may be “Where is Bremen?” The city has and well known for two UNESCO World Heritage sites. These two historical sites surround the market square dating back over 1000 years. Also, it makes one of the most impressive market squares in all of Europe. Moreover, the city has some funny statues with stories that are sure to entertain kids. Be it, kids or anybody, you will be guaranteed with an abundance of fun things to do in Bremen.
Located in northern Germany, Bremen city is 120 km south-west of Hamburg. If you’re planning to visit northern Germany, it is highly recommended to stay a day or two in Bremen. Also, it is a 1200-year-old city and most of the sites are within the compact city centre, which was the historic trading area of the city. Bremen was in the Hanseatic League – an economic alliance of trading cities along the coast of northern Europe in the late Middle Ages.
Top things to do in Bremen
The city has so many festivals and cultural events that happen throughout the year. The festivals include the Freimarkt, one of the most attracted cultural festival. Also, it is the largest funfair festival that happens in the country too. Moreover, it is happening right from 1036. Also, the International Youth Symphony Orchestra of Bremen conduct a concert during this festival. Breman has so many things to do and indulge. Besides, you should never miss exploring the Old Town and strolling through the green parks. Bremen is a perfect place to find something to your taste. See below what Bremen is most famous for and what are the top things to do in your vacation.
Marktplatz: Step back into the past
Marktplatz (Market Square) is one of the significant place and the heart of Bremen’s historical district. Also, the prehistoric building that surrounds the square is known to be the most astounding historical structures of Germany. The Town Hall, Bremen Cathedral, the Schutting and the Bremen Parliament really give a timeless feel to this iconic square. Restaurants with terraces offer cool places for a break, while landmarks such as the Roland Statue and the Bismarck Monument give Instagrammers nice photo opportunities.
Stroll on Böttcherstraße
Boettcherstrasse is one of the most popular streets perfect for a long walk. Also the narrow street popularly knowns as the Coopers Street. It is a 100-metre-long foot-traveller street filled with art shops, picturesque cafés and eateries. A wealthy Bremen-based businessman erected this quaint street in the early 20th century. The street has a stunning Brick Expressionist-style and has a famous art museum. Also one of the major tourist attractions in Bremen. It also has some famous landmarks such as the carillon at the Glockenspiel house. The carillon chimes 3 times a day (12 noon, 3 pm and 6 pm) from January to March, and 2 times a day (12 noon and 6 pm) the other months.
Bremen Cathedral: A must visit church
It is one of the churches where you can go on top of the church to get some panoramic view of the city. Built originally in woods, the church underwent several chances. It has the finest mix of Romanesque than Gothic, also few painting styles of Byzantine. Moreover, it is a magisterial piece of architecture that will amaze you from the crypt to the tower. Get to the top of one of the towers to get a breathtaking view of Bremen, but beware of the very steep, narrow stairs.
Relax in the Schnoor Quarter
Bremen’s one of the oldest neighbourhood is the Schnoor Quarter. A perfect place to take rest and relax during your Germany vacation. Located 250 metres south of the Market Square right on the banks of scenic Weser River, it is a well preserved 15th and 16th-century buildings. Going on a short walk to this age-old district will give you diverse options of arts, crafts, jewellery and clothing shops. Moreover, to satiate your food craving, it has so many cafes and eateries where you can halt for some time. Bremen locals call it “the living room of our town”, which says a lot.
Take a tour in the Beck’s Brewery
Ever got a chance to learn and make few samples of delicious beer? You can learn the art of making beer and a few tasty brews at Brauerei Beck. Established in 1873, it is one of the famous breweries in Bremen. All around the world, every minute three thousand bottles of Beck’s beer is opened. This tour will take you through the art of making beer and it goes on 2hours tour. The most awaited moment is that the visitors get a sampling session at the end.
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