Bremen Walking tours

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Bremen: Walking Tour in German with Night Guard

1. Bremen: Walking Tour in German with Night Guard

Discover the dark streets of Bremen accompanied by a night guard carrying a lantern, horn and axe. But be careful to stay with your group since no one knows what might happen. Learn more about the city's exciting past on a walking tour. Find out more about historical misconducts and the long-gone times of Bremen, an old Hanseatic city. Listen to stories unknown to the ordinary citizen, as only the night guard checked the proper closing of doors and gates. Travel back in time and visit the Bremen Market Square and the Böttcherstraße up to the Schnoor while listening to the tales told by the night guard.

Bremen: Guided Tour of City Center

2. 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: Fairy Tale Christmas Guided Walking Tour in German

3. Bremen: Fairy Tale Christmas Guided Walking Tour in German

Discover Bremen's Christmas cheer whilst exploring the City's Christmas market and prominent landmarks, the Town Hall and Roland Statue. Delight in a mug of mulled wine and delectable chocolates from Hachez, the renowned Chocolatiers.   During the festive season, meet your walking guide to begin your Advent exploration of Bremen’s highly regarded Christmas market. Admire beautiful Bremen under the festive lights as you take an extended stroll through the city. Wrap up warm and embrace the fairy tale magic of Bremen at Christmas. As your guide leads you and your group by foot through the Christmas market, you will see the magnificent Town Hall and Roland Statue, Germany’s “Statue of Liberty”. To compliment your Christmas fairy tale experience, relish the Advent ambiance with a mug of warming Glühwein mulled wine and sample delicious chocolates from Hachez Chocolatiers, a chocolate manufacturing company founded in 1890.

Bremen: Old Town 2-Hour Tour with Costumed Performer

4. 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.

The Dark Side of Bremen: Killers and Criminals

5. The Dark Side of Bremen: Killers and Criminals

Discover the dark side of Bremen, off the beaten path of tourists, and learn all about the criminal activities that have happened in the city and become infamous throughout the country. Visit what was formerly the most modern prison in Germany, built in 1900, and see the criminal archives with your guide to discover more about the historic crimes, deadly murders and elaborate heists. Visit the sites of sentencings and executions and hear blood-curdling tales of all manner of misdeeds. Investigate the murder that wasn't, yet which still constituted a crime. Learn how explosive fire extinguishers can be and think like a criminal as you figure out the puzzling death of a burglar.

Bremen: Public Tour of the Town Hall in English

6. 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.

Welcome to Bremen: Private Tour with a Local

7. Welcome to Bremen: Private Tour with a Local

Transform the way you travel and make it as much about the people you meet as the places you see. Get a welcome to Bremen from a local host eager to share all the tips to help you make the most of your stay. Meet at your hotel or accommodation and get familiar with the neighborhood. Learn insider tips, such as the best places to eat, buy groceries and the easiest ways to get around. Alternatively, arrange to meet at a central landmark or intersection to start your walking tour. Hear about the top things to do, customized to your interests. By the end, you will feel more comfortable navigating the city with all the information you need.

Bremen: In the Steps of the Bremen Town Musicians

8. Bremen: In the Steps of the Bremen Town Musicians

Discover the old town of Bremen and see the highlights of the city around the marketplace. Follow the footsteps of the Bremen Town Musicians and admire the Bremen Cathedral. Begin at the sculpture of the Town Musicians by Gerhard Marcks and learn all about the fairy tale by the Brothers Grimm. See the imposing Rathaus and the Haus der Bürgerschaft, where the local government works daily. Admire the Bremen Cathedral, a romantic church built of sandstone and brick in the 11th century. In the late 19th century, it was renovated in its original style with 2 towers in the west and a neoromantic crossing tower. The cathedral has been under a historic preservation order since 1973.

Bremen: Guided Walking Tour of Böttcherstraße

9. 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

10. 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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What people are saying about Bremen

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

I had a guided tour with Guido - he was absolutely amazing. Loved every moment of it.

Great Tour through the town hall. Very nice and a lot of interisting stories

Eine besondere Art etwas mehr über Bremen zu lernen.

Great overview of the city. Guide was knowledgeable.