Bremen’s other side
Via a pedestrian bridge, we reach the Neustadt, or ‘New Town’, which is not that new any more. In the 17th century, the old city centre expanded in this direction. During the industrialisation era, it became increasingly proletarian. The Buntentor district, for example, lying parallel to the river, was the area where cigar makers lived. The living conditions for working class families were often miserable and led to formation of the first workers’ associations. Nowadays, the population structure is very mixed. We follow the Weserdeich, past the ‘Piepe’ lake, once part of the city moat, and cycle into the Neustadt with its throbbing theatres, pubs and cultural life.
Quelle: Justus Holzberger