Bremen - 1000 years of history!
After a one hour journey along one of Germany’s many Autobahnen, we arrive in the fairy tale like city center and experience the historic highlights of Bremen during your walking tour.
Your tour will include all the landmarks and attractions that should not be missed starting at the graceful statue of the Knight Roland, who has been smiling down on the market place since 1404 and is the best known of the 27 that can be found worldwide and the city’s most famous landmark – he is a symbol of Bremen’s freedom; the Market Square, known as the most beautiful one in Europe and where the architectural styles of 5 different eras are visible.
Pass by the 600 years old “Bremer Rathaus” (Old Town Hall), Bremen’s most proud and prime example of distinct Gothic architecture, dating back to 1405 with its magnificent facade. From here you will walk across to the St. Petri Cathedral, originating from the first half of the 13th century for a visit into its “Bleikeller” (lead cellar), where mummified bodies from the 16th and 17th century can be seen – what made these bodies mummify and how did they get there? – Many theories exist …
Animals and music
Have you ever heard the tale of the music making animals that were on their way to Bremen? Your next stop will be at the famous internationally acclaimed bronze statue of the “Bremer Stadtmusikanten” (Bremer Town Musicians), sculptured in 1951, where you can pose for your photo of these fairytale animals.
Make your way through the “Boettcherstrasse”, a street museum with many restored medieval buildings which now houses high quality artists & craftsman’s shops. Continue into the “Schnoorviertel”, the oldest residential quarter still intact with its picturesque, tiny, little burgers houses’, some dating back to the 15th century, cozy taverns and small shops.
Spend some time at your leisure (time permitting) during which you may stroll through Bremen’s center with numerous shops, cafés and restaurants. This also gives you the opportunity to choose a German snack of your taste for a light snack.
Return to Bremerhaven with wonderful memories of this historical town.