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Bleikeller

Sandstrasse 10, 28195 Bremen, State of Bremen, Germany
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Ranked #31 of 38 Attractions in Bremen
Type: Cultural
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Bremen
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

The location itself is interesting enough, but they could really do more in terms of information. You can view a few well-preserved mummies at this location and read (very little) background information. All in all it's not really worth the price of admission, which is low enough. A minor pet-peeve are the amount of errors on the labels which are... More 

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3 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

For 1.40 Euros each, my husband & I viewed the mummified remains of 8 Bremen citizens. There was a 1-2 sentence explanation of each body but nothing beyond that. I left in less than 10 minutes with many questions. Why it is called the lead cellar? Why were these citizens chosen? What was the political or economic relation to the... More 

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Pori, Finland
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58 reviews 58 reviews
18 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2014

After building up the courage to see the mummies, it was a little disappointing to discover that the Bleikeller and the tower were both closed. We were there on February 2014, so it may be just for the winter. If you are eager to visit, check out the opening times before going.

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Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2013 via mobile

A fantastic and interesting display of the mummified remains with the bodies' history (where known). A very affordable and unusual attraction. The display is creepy in an enchanting way. Certainly an excellent way to spend some time.

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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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68 reviews 68 reviews
11 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013

takes a little effort to find but worth it to view the mumified remains of the great and good of 17th century Bremen. This place was actually quite creepy and macabre and i was glad to visit it and equally glad tp leave it

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Dusseldorf, Germany
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201 reviews 201 reviews
100 attraction reviews
263 helpful votes 263 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2012

A must visit ... The corpses were mummified by the climate conditions of the crypt when burried. I've been in Cairo Museum in Egypt, therefore I had seen before mummies "artificially processed"... but this experience was in a sense "unique". Shocking! It took me a while to get closer, so to be able to read the interesting stories providing insight... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

The Bliekeller displays the mummified remains of various folk from the 17th century, which were found in a lead-lined cellar during work on the Cathederal. They have been researched & the ones identified tell some very interesting stories about life & death during those times. It's cool & quiet & an interesting if slightly spooky diversion from the more standard... More 

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Norddeutschland
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647 reviews 647 reviews
399 attraction reviews
538 helpful votes 538 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2012

In our modern western culture dead is normally hidden and not talked about (ever wondered about how many acronyms we have for dying) and here you will be confronted with your own mortality. Ifyou are in Bremen and visit the Dome take the short stairs down (in summertime) pay the nominal entry fee and come into contact with the one... More 

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Tampere
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32 reviews 32 reviews
12 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2012

The reviewers have earlier laid down the facts. A collection of mummified bodies and some other old relics in a basement. We visited the Bleikeller with a group of young children and they loved it; a bit scary reminder of mortality but not too scary. The entrance fee was very affordable.

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Nottingham
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285 reviews 285 reviews
62 attraction reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2012

Mumified bodies in glass covered casks mainly from the 30 year war involving Sweden. Even Lady Stanhope??? It seems most bodies were burnt in those days due to diseases . From the site of one of the city museums a cellar was found and these Bodies had been buried in a lead lined cellar. The mummification was caused by natural... More 

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