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Address: Sandstrasse 10, 28195 Bremen, State of Bremen, Germany

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Weird and spooky

Weird and spooky sight but also interesting , quite off-the beaten path. The mummies found during excavation works in the Cathedral are on display for those who fancy have a look... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 30, 2016
Antwerp, Belgium
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Antwerp, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2016

Weird and spooky sight but also interesting , quite off-the beaten path. The mummies found during excavation works in the Cathedral are on display for those who fancy have a look at. Some line of text explains the history behind each of the mummy. There is a small entrance fee.

Thank beppo81
Lawrenceville, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

One of the most amazing, yet creepy, displays I've ever seen. A must-see! The fact that this body was preserved just because of high lead in the immediate area is mind-boggling! I visited in 1990, but it's still on display.

1 Thank Klaus P
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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 

1 Thank LadyMothwing
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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 

2 Thank Bikinglibrarian
Pori, Finland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 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.

Thank MaggieRaven
Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom
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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.

1 Thank Hani_Rae
Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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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

Dusseldorf, Germany
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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 

2 Thank Enoikos
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 

3 Thank ozbrahminy
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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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