Historische Altstadt

Historische Altstadt, Bremen: Tickets, Tours, Address, Phone Number, Historische Altstadt Reviews: 4.5/5

Historische Altstadt
4.5
Points of Interest & Landmarks • Historic Walking Areas
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Sam
Nuremberg, Germany10,618 contributions
Altstadt
Apr 2021 • Couples
Loved the Altstadt! Very old town with many musems, lots of spots to take pictures and walk around!!
Written April 4, 2021
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debsywalker
Slough, UK2,920 contributions
Heart of the City
Oct 2020 • Solo
Amazing historic buildings dominate the square and many have plaques in English explaining the history. Really interesting slice of history.
Written October 19, 2020
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Nicholas N
Copenhagen, Denmark722 contributions
Great
Jul 2020
Really nice town square with a cathedral and statues around. When I was there there was a market as well.
Written August 11, 2020
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olibot
Bishop Auckland, UK1,086 contributions
Very busy this time
Aug 2020 • Couples
We came here around the same time last year. It is noticeably busier this time. However it is still lovely
Written August 5, 2020
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EvaF2Eva
Weissenburg in Bayern, Germany4,705 contributions
Roaring
Mar 2020
During my visit in Bremen there were some ugly lotery-stands and the cars representing the prize one could winn right next to the town hall. It was very disturbing. The old town itself is beatiful with many magnificent buidlings but very busy and unfriendly. Althoug it is definitelly interestig it didn't become my favorite place.
Written March 29, 2020
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saeide66
Tehran, Iran86 contributions
Old buildings and nice place for tourists
Oct 2019
It's so close to the main train station and nice and wide place to visit and have pictures. I recommend it for a short visit.
Written March 26, 2020
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Michael B
Frankfurt, Germany86 contributions
Dive deep to understand European history
Jan 2020
The old town hall, the Roland statue, churches, the Schnorr quarter and the Modersohn Becker museum, all things one should enjoy slowly while indulging yourself with chocolate from Bremen (Hachez or Feodora).
Written January 27, 2020
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Jun Jacinto
New York City, NY1,475 contributions
Picturesque
Jun 2019 • Family
Because of the beautiful half- timbered houses that really amazing and brings the glory of old days that made it so picturesque- hidden in a little side street but very easy to spot and visit.
Written January 13, 2020
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Vladimiramirela
Mississauga, Canada1,722 contributions
Four Hours in Bremen
Aug 2019
On our way from Hamburg to Munster, this was a visiting stop, with the idea to break the monotony of the road, walk a little in between the hours of driving, as well as, of course, see the Old Town area. The overall impression was that Bremen, as most cities of Germany, are absolytelly charming. On a short visit as ours, there are about seven or eight attractions easily covered, as they are close together, in the Historische Altstadt. The heart of it is, of course, Am Markt, surrounded by the Old Town Hall, St. Petri Cathedral, and other amazing edifices, a wonderful expose of Gothic architecture at its best.
Written December 12, 2019
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Vadim
Murmansk, Russia20,803 contributions
7 major hits.
Jan 2019
Like everywhere the old town is the historic core of Bremen. In turn, the center of the oldest city is usually either the market or the Cathedral square. Bremen is one of the main Hanseatic cities so trade was always here more important than religion. The main square is the Marktplatz. But the Cathedral is here. The medieval symbol of the city stands on the square. It is a statue of Roland, the French knight Charlemagne, who became in Germany a symbol of urban liberties. Bremen won the status of a free city in the struggle against the local Archbishop and therefore it is deployed face (and therefore sword) in the direction of the Cathedral. The 10-metre-high Roland has stood here since 1404 and is the largest medieval statue in Germany. The architectural dominant of the square is the Town Hall built in the late Renaissance style. 8 statues between the windows of the second floor symbolize the 7 German electors (Kurfürsten) and Bremen itself. This highlights Bremen's high status in the 15th century because the electors chose the Holy Roman Emperor of the German nation. You can go during working hours in the lobby of the Town Hall, and it is better to go down to the basement, where the restaurant Bremer ratskeller. Already 7 centuries. Another beautiful building stands opposite. This is Schutting, the former building of the trade guilds of Bremen, organically transformed now into the chamber of Commerce. Placing trade guilds on the market square is common in the middle ages- remember for example the Brussels Grand Place. Another symbol of Bremen stands here. It doesn`t have such a long history, but has a worldwide reputation. If you ask people from all over the world what they associate with the word "Bremen", most will answer "musicians". The monument to the heroes of the great fairy tale of the brothers Grimm was created by sculptor Gerhard Marks in 1951. How many brothers in the world ass rubbed "for luck" the front legs. Someone rubs its face. All the other animals are intact, The sculptor built them in a pyramid and it`s difficult to reach them. The two towers of S. Petri Cathedral contrast with the horizontally located town Hall. If the Cathedral is open you can see there a picture of Cranach the Elder. Thrill-seekers can look at the mummies in the basement. You can leave the Marktplatz. Moving to the South side. A great landmark in the twilight for me was a gilded relief above the arch leading to the street Böttcherstraße. The relief is called "Lichtbringer' (the Bringer of the light"0 and is officially dedicated to the Archangel Michael. However, its author Bernhard Hetter dedicated it to Adolf Hitler. The street of former Coopers became the field of artistic experiments of businessman Ludwig Roselius. Roselius who became rich on the invention of decaffeinated coffee sympathized with right-wing radicals and ideas of the triumph of the North German nation. Maybe that's why the Austrian Hitler didn`t accept the aesthetic experiments of Roselius. This didn`t prevent the latter from becoming the controlling shareholder of the Focke-Wulf concern, whose headquarters Roselius located on the same street. The Focke-Wulfs didn`t save Bremen from destruction during the war. The bombs also hit Bottenstrasse and destroyed a huge bas-relief of the crucified Scandinavian God Odin, symbolizing the Aryan, not the Jewish nature of Christ. However, the rest is preserved. The Roselius Museum is located in the house number 6, and the expressionist Museum Moderzon-Becker in the house number 10. The river Weser flows for Bederstrasse. Beck brewery is located behind the bridge. Before you taste Bremen, you can visit the schnoorviertel quarter. It is a former slum not damaged during the bombing and now symbolizing the good old Bremen.
Written December 4, 2019
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