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Bremen: Guided Tour of City Center

1. Bremen: Guided Tour of City Center

Wander through the market square, the heart of Bremen and one of the prettiest squares in Germany. Marvel at the UNESCO World Heritage listed town hall and the stone statue of Roland. Study the sculpture of the Bremen Town Musicians, made famous in a Brothers Grimm fairytale. Discover Böttcherstraße, a pedestrian alleyway bursting with tradition where the böttcher (coopers) used to make their barrels. Leading from the market square down to the Weser river, the most famous street in Bremen is an attraction in itself with historical red-brick buildings interspersed with modern Expressionist architecture. Take in the picturesque Schnoor quarter, the oldest part of Bremen. Wander through its rambling lanes, where fishermen, artisans and sailors once lived. Explore the cafés, taverns, top-notch restaurants and handicraft stores that now line the streets.

Bremen: Old Town 2-Hour Tour with Costumed Performer

2. Bremen: Old Town 2-Hour Tour with Costumed Performer

Immerse yourself in the history and present day of the second oldest city republic in the world and meet eccentric originals and off-kilter oddballs. Discover Bremen and its inhabitants on this staged tour of the old town. Bremen makes a puzzling impression with a vanished river and a secret main street yet at the same time presents itself as a cosmopolitan city in tune with the times. On this tour, discover what Rockefeller has to do with the Bremen Cathedral, whether Roland squints, and why Bremen is both rich and poor at the same time. On this special tour you explore the town hall, Böttcherstraße, the Schlachte, and Schnoor with a performer as your guide, who will bring imaginary and real stories to life and create an emotional approach to themes and stories. Explore Bremen from Marktplatz to the documentation center Ostertorwache, formerly the most modern prison in Germany.

Bremen: Walking Tour of Historic Schnoor District

3. Bremen: Walking Tour of Historic Schnoor District

Enjoy a relaxing shared or private walking tour through Bremen's historical Schnoor neighborhood. The first-known written reference to Schnoor dates back to the 13th century. At this time, a Franciscan monastery was built on the edge of what is now the Schnoor district. Today, only the monastery church remains. The present Catholic St. John's Church was built in the 14th century, in a redbrick Gothic style. Many houses from the 17th and 18th centuries are still preserved in their original state, giving a romantic feeling of life during earlier times. During the walking tour, see some of the oldest remaining profane buildings, such as "Haus Schnoor 15," also known as "Brasilhaus," and "Packhaus Schnoor 2," dating back to the 15th century. Take a look at some of these houses, recreated according to historical specifications. Admire the half-timbered house with the tea room or the buildings that now consist only of facades, which once stood elsewhere. Immerse yourself in the impressive architecture of classicism and historicism, Baroque and Renaissance, as you learn all about Schnoor and its inhabitants.

Bremen: Public Tour of the Town Hall in English

4. Bremen: Public Tour of the Town Hall in English

Visit the highlight of Bremen's Marktplatz, the Bremen Town Hall. Enjoy an included entry ticket and guided tour of a building that has been inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List since 2004. After entering the town hall, explore the Bremen Town Hall's 600-year history on a guided tour. Admire the impressive Upper Town Hall and the Roland Statue, and take a look inside the splendid Golden Chamber.

Bremen: Escape Tour - Self Guided Citygame

5. Bremen: Escape Tour - Self Guided Citygame

Follow in the footsteps of dock worker Henri Hoffman. After a dispute with his business partner about a missing shipment of cocaine got out of hand, he has to flee. And fast too! Will you help him finding the secret exit? Choose your starting time with your teammates, beginning at anytime day or night. Make your way across the city, checking off tasks to find all the clues you need to reach the secret passage. As you search for clues, marvel at the beautiful sights of the town. Walk past the Marcusbrunnen and the Town Hall, wander through the lovely streets and keep an eye out for the many historic buildings in the city center. Work quickly, and you and your team could set the record for the fastest tour. Good luck!

Bremen: Guided Walking Tour of Böttcherstraße

6. Bremen: Guided Walking Tour of Böttcherstraße

Experience an informative walking tour of Bremen's Böttcherstraße. Now one of the most popular sights of the city and under monumental protection since 1973, Böttcherstraße and its buildings are a rare example of Expressionist architecture. In 1902, Ludwig Roselius, influenced by the owner, purchased Haus Nr. 6 on Böttcherstraße (today the Ludwig-Roselius-Museum) and erected the administrative center of his company, from which Kaffee HAG later emerged. Roselius then acquired multiple other properties on Böttcherstraße. Between 1930 and 1931, Bernhard Hoetger built the "Atlantis House," based on the utopian story of the fabled city of Atlantis. Built with geometric forms of glass, wood and steel, the house has an Art Deco style; the staircase and "Himmelssaal" remain original and significant examples of German architecture between the World Wars.

Bremen: Private Walking Tour with a Professional Guide

7. Bremen: Private Walking Tour with a Professional Guide

Experience the beauty of Bremen on a private walking tour with a guide. Learn about the area while visiting famous places like the Town Hall, Roland Statue, old town, and many more. You will start the tour near the Town Hall, a UNESCO World Heritage site. See the statue of Roland, another UNESCO Heritage Site located right in front of the town hall. Your guide will tell you the history of the first holy Roman emperor Charlemagne. Continue to the 1200 years old protestant Cathedral of St. Peter. After entering the cathedral, you will be mesmerized by the finely painted details on the ceiling. Explore the narrow streets and admire the statue of the Bremen town musicians. You will hear the story written by the Brothers Grimm from your guide. Next, immerse yourself into the vibe of Böttcherstraße, the incredible Art Nouveau street dating from the 1920s. Another point of interest is the Schnoor Quarter, one of the loveliest little corners of Bremen. Stroll through the twisting lanes, and winding alleys to explore the boutiques, restaurants, and galleries. This part of the town was a fishermen's quarter which later became a red-light district. Discover all the highlights of this fairy tale place in an exciting half-day walking tour that will take you back to your childhood.

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Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 177 reviews

Piere, our guide, spoke excellent English and told us many interesting facts and anecdotes. It was one of the hottest days but he went at an easy pace and thougtfully stopped in the shade at all of the points of interest. He also got us back to the Glockenspielhaus just as it was time for the bells to chime and the picture tower to turn. The tour then continued and finished in the Schnoor district, just perfect for Kaffee and Kuchen. We thoroughly enjoyed our tour and now know a lot more about Bremen than we did before.

We had a great guide who took us past the main attractions around the central square area. At each stop he was able to give great information about history, culture, current events, architecture, etc. and confidently answer questions. In addition to giving all the standard information, our guide was full of little side stories and anecdotes from his own experiences or from the history books that really made the tour more engaging. With limited time in Bremen, this tour was a great way to be introduced to the city.

Our guide was very knowledgeable and kept us entertained, If you have a limited knowledge of Bremen like we did this is a must

We’ll worth the Visit- very informative and interesting

Great tour of the city with a knowledgeable guide!