An old but young city
There is much more to Bremen than fairy tales
The Schnoor ist he oldest and most interresting district of the Free Hanse City of Bremen.
The lines of the historic houses around the tall church of St.Johannnis give the feeling of walking in history through a typical Hanse city. The gables of the half-timbered houses , some built in medieval times, are very pretty to look at and in the narrow lanes you will find bustling restaurants, small shops and cafes. Our tip: The „Kleiner Olymp“ a restaurant in an picturesque house that serves home brewed beer.
The Bremer Market Square with the UNESCO World Heritage town hall and the statue of the knight Roland is one of the oldest squares in Bremen. During the year many events are happening here like the lovely Christmas Market in December. We call the market square our living room, here we always meet with people we know.
Connecting the market and the river Weser the Böttcherstrasse is a lane with an unique architecture.
Built in the 1920 by the coffee merchant Ludwig Roselius it includes the Ludwig Roselius Museum, a 16th-century patrician house typical of old Bremen, and the Paula Modersohn-Becker Museum, which was designed by the sculptor, decorative artist and architect Bernhard Hoetger. Here you find also a lively mixture of art and craft shops and restaurants.
The Viertel (the quarter) is what we call Bremen's Ostertor and Steintor districts. It is the most colourful and bohemian area of Bremen. Here you find alternative shopping at its best: quirky shops, specialist outlets such as a spice shop and general store, run by the fourth generation of the same family and featuring art nouveau fixtures and fittings. The Viertel offers a cosmopolitan flair and diverse, offbeat nightlife. There are lots of bars, restaurants and pubs without closing time, so you can easily party till dawn.
The Bürgerpark and the neighbouring municipal forest are perfect for an outing at any time of year.
It is one of the most accomplished landscaped gardens of the 19th century. In summer, you can play mini golf and hire rowing boats here, and all year round the paths are used for jogging. Kids will love the playgrounds and the animal enclosures always get lots of visitors, especially when there are young ones to admire. Several places cater for food and drink and it's not unusual to find entertainment on offer in the park.