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Bremen is a destination with a wide-ranging appeal. Find out more about the city's traditional and unusual attractions, shopping, exhibitions, plays and musicals. An old city can still be young at heart!
1,200 years of tradition and cosmopolitan outlook are present in Bremen, the Hanseatic city on the Weser. The old commercial town with its historic centre around the Marktplatz lends its flair to the growing young city. Yet anyone who embarks on a journey through time with their eyes open will become a witness to its long and exciting history. Look forward to Bremen’s sights. There is a lot to discover!
The magnificent Town Hall, in the style of the Weserrenaissance, and the venerable character of the Roland statue at the historic Marktplatz remain truly unique. They have embodied the will of the citizens for independence since 1404. Rathaus and Roland are part of the unique world heritage under the protection of UNESCO, but Schnoor – Bremen’s oldest quarter – and the unusual architecture of the traditional Böttcherstraße and the Bremer Dom, the cathedral, are also unparalleled. For your tour of the most important sights, you don’t even need a city map. Two thousand studs made of bronze and steel show the way from the Liebfrauenkirchhof to Marktplatz and Schnoor to the Böttcherstraße.
The Musicians of Bremen and Ratskeller
The starting point of the route is the secret landmark of the Hanseatic city. With your back to the Rathaus and facing the Liebfrauenkirchhof, the bronze statue of the Musicians of Bremen designed by Gerhard Marcks presents itself. The fairy tale is known all over the world, and, since the Brothers Grimm were alive, it has been associated as closely with Bremen as the Rathaus and Roland. Anyone who touches the donkey’s legs can make a wish.
Only a few steps from the Town Musicians, also on the west side of the Rathaus, you can find the entrance to the oldest wine cellar in Germany. The cellar master has been pouring fine drinks since 1409 in the Bremen Ratskeller. With 650 different varieties, it houses the most extensive collection of German wine.
And many more sights to discover...
Continue to follow the bronze and steel studs, and you will make your way from one place of interest to the next. Whether it’s the Geschichtenhaus museum, the Paula Modersohn-Becker Haus museum, the Schütting guildhall or the pigs in the Sögestraße - in Bremen’s city centre there is so much to discover. But venture beyond the centre, and you will find more rich highlights you should visit. In the Focke Museum, you will be able to walk through the traces of Bremen history, the Universum® Bremen invites you to be amazed and get involved, while in the Überseestadt you will see how the past and present merge within old port buildings.