Großvater und Enkel betrachten ein Exponat im Museum

Altes Pumpwerk

An architectural monument, where the history of sewage disposal is told. An exhibit about hygiene and technology, epidemics and excrement.

What was it like in earlier times when people simply placed their waste directly into the Weser river? When buckets of excrement were emptied into the Weser through flaps on the bridges with the pumping wheel, that supplied Bremen’s water, nearby?

Development of a town hygiene

Former employees of the city’s water work lead tours about the interesting and amusing development of the town’s hygiene and sewage disposal. Check out the building, erected in 1916, with its awesome pump work – an homage to the industrial era – which is now under historic preservation.

Außenansicht des Alten Pumpwerks - ein Backsteingebäude

Quelle: Archiv hanseWasser

A look at the underground world of the sewer system

Discover what goes on "undercover". If you always wanted to know how it looks down below, you can climb down into a disused sewage line. And found out how much effort modern technology uses to clean water before it runs back into the system.