Bremen is a small Hanseatic and historical city located in the North West region of Germany. Since 1358, the city of Bremen has been a member of the Hanseatic League and still is today. The city has over 600 years of world heritage and its home of the first fully functional helicopter.
Though Bremen is a small city in comparison to Hamburg, Berlin and Cologne, it can hold its own economically. In this article, our hope is to share 13 marvellous things to do in Bremen in Autumn. Thanks to BTZ, I had a jam-packed 48 hours filled with adventure that allowed me to enjoy Bremen in Autumn.
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Bremen in Autumn |13 Things To Do
Bremen is both a port city and a medieval town filled with 1200 years of history carved in Renaissance. At the same time, Bremen is a university town full of young students and a fairytale town too. Without sounding overzealous, Bremen is a very rounded small city covered in Gothic and Renaissance styles.
During my 48-hour visit to Bremen, I was able to experience this Bremen in Autumn and curious about other seasons. Bremen Tourism had agreed to collaborate with me on this trip and curated the best itinerary ever. The itinerary helped me to make use of my time in the city and I employ people to visit Bremen in Autumn or other seasons.
Gase at the Markplatz
This is an area in the old town that is filled with over 600 years of World Heritage in its walls. If there was one place in the city I would wish to spend a day in, this is it. In this one square, you can
Bremen Town Musician Statue
This is a famous depiction of a fairytale Brothers Grimm. Locals and tourist alike rub the feet if the donkey as its considered to be lucky. It is also thought that if you rub the donkey’s feet with one hand then it won’t come through. The same thing as wishing on a star and saying your wish out loud doesn’t make it come true. The statue was erected by Gerhard Marcks back in 1951 and can be found on the western side of Rathaus.
This is the largest Roland statue in Germany and symbolizes freedom of trade since 1404. Together with the town hall, the Roland statue received its UNESCO status in 2004. The statue measures 5.5 metres and replaces its predecessor that was destroyed in 1366.
Chamber of Commerce
Schutting situated opposite the Town Hall is another gem in markplatz. It is the form merchants guildhall and now poses as the Chamber of Commerce. It is a rare gem not to be missed whilst admiring the rest of the markplatz.
St. Peter’s Cathedral
Thought to have built around 789 and is the oldest medieval building in markplatz. It is beautifully nestled between the Parliament Building and the Rathaus. The crypts are the oldest with history spanning 1200 years.
Bremer Ratskeller & 600-year old Wine Cellar
Founded in 1405, the vaults of the town hall lines the beautiful wine cellar and restaurant. For over 600 years, Bremer Ratskeller has worked with the motto ‘Quality in Tradition. Having sampled some of their wine during my visit, I can definitely vouch for the quality of their wines. With over 650 German wines, its considered the vintage town hall of Bremen.
Wander around Schnoor & Indulge in Schnoorkeller
Schnoor is the oldest quarter in Bremen and it has the narrowest lanes in the city. It is packed with small houses from the 15th – the 16th century which today pose as studios, cafes and restaurants. It is a very
For the first time ever I got a chance to snack on the best Schnoorkuller a nice treat. There are lots of cute cafes around Schnoor that are a must visit, I recommend Cafe Amtsfischerhaus Bremen.
Böttcherstrasse is known for collections of museums and other various works of art. It was built in 1920 and it’s a 110metre long lane with a delightful collection of galleries. One place I loved during my visit was the Bon Bon Manufaktur – a sweet shop.
Learn Something New
Over the last couple of years doing solo travelling, I have come to love visiting museums. It is something that makes me happy and I make a point of visiting as many as I can. During my trip to Bremen my itinerary included;
What I love about this museum is it has all continents under one roof except for Europe itself. I found myself lost in Africa, Antartica and the Americas, this is not something I have seen before. Even though I have visited these continents I was happy seeing it in a museum. This museum is located next to the Main Station and is very easy to lcoate.
Being at the University of Bremen brought back all kinds of emotions for me, I miss being at university. I was totally mesmerised by the bike museum but even more so the science centre. The science centre has three sections; Technology, Human and Nature, technology was definitely fascinating.
Built around 1849 and houses collection of various European paintings and is located in the old town. The gallery closed for a two-year renovation and reopened back in 2011 with over 200,000 items.
Mühle am Wall
The windmill is both a restaurant and city iconic building in the city and was opened back in 1699. It’s the first sights you will see coming from the main station heading into the old town. It is located in Wallanlagen Park and I love that its a functional restaurant and cafe.
Since 2015, I have made it my mission to visit at least one German city every single year. So far in 2018, I have been to two; Cologne and now Bremen both of which I have loaded for various reasons. Besides these two, I have been to five others and want to visit all 16 federal states. Because Germany has bewitched me that much most importantly, I want to visit Bremen again.
*Thanks Bremen Tourism for an impressive itinerary