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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: 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: Night Watchman Guided Tour for Children (in German)

4. Bremen: Night Watchman Guided Tour for Children (in German)

Follow the night watchman on his tour through the city after dark. Let him give you an account of his duty and the untoward activities he is confronted with every night. Learn what everyday life, food and drink, childhood and school were like in past centuries. Listen to the watchman’s stories, as he takes you from Bremen market square through the Böttcherstraße to the Schnoor. Beware not to lose your group, though. Because if you do, you might easily be suspected of having committed a crime or fall victim to of one of the many dangers unbeknownst to today. At the end of the tour, back in present-day Bremen, you will have learned a lot about the long gone history of the old Hanseatic city as the night watchman, who makes sure doors and city gates are properly locked, will be able to tell tales of things the honest citizen woulnd't even know existed.

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What people are saying about Schnoor

Overall rating

4.1 / 5

based on 293 reviews

The night watchman spoke clearly and told us a lot of interesting things from "his time" in Bremen. He led us from the town hall to the cathedral, to the Weser where the harbor used to be, through Bötcherstrasse and into the Schnoor. It was enough to show the tickets on the phone in the GetYourGiide app. Printing was not necessary.

It was just fun. On the one hand a lot of information from the tour guide (I don't remember the name anymore, definitely a native French) and then the actions involved. (A man who appeared in various costumes). Definitely worth seeing

During the tour you got a lot of interesting information. By involving the group members, everything was explained very clearly by the guide. There was both historical and current information.

Das war eine wirklich schöne Führung & sehr netter Nachtwächter Nur zu empfehlen

very well done guided tour through the old town of Bremen