With its 1200-year-old history, the capital city of the two-city state Bremen has many different facets and plenty of things to see. In the Hanseatic city on the river Weser you will find evidence of Hanseatic tradition like the Hanseatic Cross and the Schütting, the headquarters of the chamber of commerce. Around the marketplace there are more historic sites like Bremen’s town hall and the Roland Statue. These two symbols of Bremen have been UNESCO World Heritage Sites since 2004. And of course it isn’t possible to imagine Bremen without the Town Musicians of Bremen at the marketplace.
The oldest neighbourhood in Bremen is Schnoor. Here in countless, adorable alleys you will find half-timber houses from the 15th and 16th centuries. Things become somewhat more modern heading into the Überseestadt. Here the former docklands have been transformed into an innovative neighbourhood with many restaurants, modern architecture and regular events. “Viertel” is hip and trendy. The bright cultural and trendy meeting point is the site of iconic pubs, hip shops and modern street art. Tip: experience the diverse neighbourhood “Viertel” on a tour that goes beyond the typical tourist attractions.
“Schlachte” is what the people of Bremen call their strolling promenade on the Weser. Here there are many restaurant terraces and beer gardens where you can have a cosy meal or drink. There are many boat tours that begin here which show you the city from the water. Every Saturday there is a nostalgic antique and flea market. Around Christmas time the maritime Christmas market is a must for any city trip to Bremen.
At the marketplace in Bremen’s city centre you will discover the city’s most famous attractions: The Town Musicians of Bremen (Bremen’s landmark), the town hall with the Roland Statue in front of it and the Cathedral of St. Peter. Tip: Climb one of the cathedral’s towers. From there you have a magnificent 360 degree view over the city.
Are you looking for a very special place to have dinner in Bremen? How about the restored ship “Alexander von Humboldt”? After having crossed the Atlantic many times and circumnavigated Cape Horn, the ship came to rest on the Weser in Bremen. Now it is open to diners and offers food and a convivial ambiance.
Only 1.5 km from the Best Western Hotel Bremen East you will find a paradise of flowers. The Rhododendron Park is one of the most beautiful parks in Bremen and is home to over 600 types of rhododendrons. In spring the park is a unique colour spectacle and definitely worth a visit.
The Bremer Loch refers to the manhole cover in front of Bremen’s state parliament building. Whoever throws a coin down it is supposed to hear the sounds of the Town Musicians of Bremen: A donkey’s heehaw, a rooster’s crowing, a cat’s mew or a dog’s bark. You will also be doing a good deed: the money is donated to the association Wilhelm-Kaisen-Bürgerhilfe.
Just 10 minutes from the Best Western Hotel Bremen East is a sauna and wellness centre in Weser Park. The 14 different saunas, steam & warm baths are perfect for relaxation. In addition, the OASE Wellness-Welt has many outdoor and indoor pools, hot whirl pools and recreational showers.
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