Logo Bremen Erleben!
  1. Home
  2. Tourism
  3. Culture and Events
  4. Top Events in Bremen
  5. Ice Wager

Ice Wager

Sorry, there is no description for this photo available
As the clock strikes twelve noon, Bremen's traditional ice wager starts.

Quelle: WFB/bremen.online - MDR

Where & When

Every year on January 6th
at noon

Osterdeich

Sorry, there is no description for this photo available

Website

Eiswette

Quelle: Michael Bahlo

In January, at noon, the Three Wise Men will appear on the Weser dike in colourful garb, accompanied by a "tailor". In a custom that has evolved from the original ice wager in 1829, they will then throw stones far out onto the ice to test whether the Weser is frozen solid.

The final test comes when the tailor, who must weight no more than 99 pounds, is sent out across the river to see if he can reach the other side without getting his feet wet.

You might also be interested in...

Sorry, there is no description for this photo available

Top Events in Bremen

Quelle: Musikfest Bremen - fotoetage

Tourist Information Office

Tourist information offices

Consulting directly on site

Quelle: WFB/Jonas Ginter