Bremen — Port City With More Than 1,200 Years Of History

Bremen, a city state in North Germany and, together with Bremerhaven, recognized a port city, is located along the Weser river. It suffered far-reaching harm in World War II.

Nowadays, it forms a vital part of the German economy and serves as headquarters for many industries.

Many of the sights are found in old town. The market square is dominated by the luxurious façade of the Town Hall, which was erected between 1405 and 1410 in Gothic style. However, the façade was built two centuries later (1609–1612) in Renaissance style.

At the moment, it organizes a decor with huge wine barrels, as it is as well home of the twelve oldest wines in the world, stored in their original barrels in the Apostel chamber.

The statues of the city’s protector, Roland, and of Gerhard Marcks’ bronze sculpture lie in the front and to the side of the Town Hall.

Other interesting buildings lie in the vicinity of the Market Place (Marktplatz) are the Schütting, and the Stadtwaage.

The Our Lady’s Church is the oldest church with its sepulcher features consisting several impressive murals from the 14th century. St Martin’s Church stands at the end of Böttcherstraße, near the Weser bank. Another structure lies nearby in the form of a Gothic brick church built in 1229, and rebuilt in 1960 after its destruction in World War II.

A small, fresh-looking area of twisted lanes and fishing houses from the 15th and 16th centuries, tucked away amid the Cathedral and the river is the Schnoor, at the present engaged by cafés, artisan shops and art galleries.

Schlachte is the medieval harbor of Bremen. It’s a street with one pub next to the other on one side, and the Weser river on the other. It’s simply a delight to watch and explore…

Along with all these traditional structure, you might come across with some more contemporary tourist attractions including Universum Science Center, which is a modern science museum that put you at aghast. Botanika, a public rhododendron park, lends the same as above the Universum for biology.

The Kunsthalle Bremen is a fine art museum in the midst of paintings from the 19th and 20th century, maintained by the citizens of Bremen. Neues Museum Weserburg is an art museum with modern paintings and sculptures.

With all these to offer, this city is a good place from the sight seeing point of view.

 

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