The City of Bremen (German) is one of north Germany’s most important cities, and it has a long rich history that makes it a popular destination for travelers. With over 1200 years of history, it contains many places visitors will want to see.
The Port of Bremen’s Town Hall (Rathaus) was begun in 1410, and it displays the wealth and freedom of the 15th Century city. Today, the Rathaus is on the UNESCO World Heritage List. Included on the World Heritage List is a statue of Knight Roland, a protector of trade that appears in many Hanseatic League cities. Bremen’s Roland is considered one of the best such statues. A statue of the Brothers Grimm, probably Bremen’s most famous citizens, stands next to the Town Hall.
The city center boasts the Schnoor-Viertel, a center for Bremen’s cultural history containing theaters, libraries, museums and galleries. The Schnoor-Viertel was restored to its 16th- and 17th-Century appearance during the town’s rebuilding after World War.
The Cathedral of St. Peter is more than 1200 years old, and it dominates the main square. The interior of the building is decorated with some wonderful ceiling paintings, and visitors can climb the southern tower to get some great views of the city.
Bottcherstrasse is an Art Nouveau street running from the main square to the river with many beautiful facades and courtyards. The street contains a Glockenspiel that chimes regularly and many shops and museums to keep visitors entertained.
Outdoor lovers will want to see the agricultural, rural side of the Port of Bremen by visiting Blockland near the Wumme River. Here, you’ll see green fields, bicyclers, line skaters, and cows enjoying the peaceful countryside.
Travelers who want to visit the Port of Bremen by sea can find a list of scheduled cruises at the Columbus Cruise Center website.