Guided tour

Tour of Bremen’s Underworld

Activity provider: StattReisen Bremen e. V.

Tour of Bremen’s Underworld

Activity provider: StattReisen Bremen e. V.
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From US$ 15.49 per person

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Immerse yourself in Bremen's underground on this 2-hour guided tour. Directly beneath the streets of the city center lies more than just a hidden world. Discover underground cellars, fabled tunnels, and escape-proof dungeons.

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Duration 2.5 hours
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Live tour guide
German

Experience

Highlights
  • Discover the world beneath the streets of Bremen
  • Look behind doors that remain closed to most people
  • Visit either the ABC bunker under the station forecourt, the Hochbunker in Admiralstraße or the catacombs of the Church of Our Lady
  • Learn interesting facts about the former and current use of the sites
  • See the scenic basement of the Bremen Theater
Full description
Join this tour through the underground of Bremen and enter premises accessed only ever by a few. Dare to look beneath the surface of Bremen. You have the choice of 2 different tours to explore the city's underworld. Saturday Tour: Your journey into the underworld of the Hanseatic city begins at the elephant statue. Descend into the crypt and learn interesting facts about its history and present-day use. Head to the only underground street in the city of Bremen. This was used for the underground supply of the surrounding shops and was unknown to the Bremen police for a long time. Cross the Bremen ramparts on the way to the Church of Our Lady, where at least 8 bunkers are located. In the Church of Our Lady, visit the crypt used as a tomb in the Middle Ages. Finally, the tour takes you into the scenic basement of the Bremen Theater. See all sorts of props and exciting technology here before making your way back from underground to the surface. Sunday Tour: Your journey begins at the ABC Hochbunker on Admiralstraße. Descend into the Hochbunker and discover the history of WWII air-raid shelters and the development of the bunker during the 20th century. Next, make your way to Bremen's freight yard. At the depot, you'll find the former banana ripening halls of the "fruit yard," where before WW1, inhabitants of Bremen could satisfy their cravings for exotic fruits. On your way to the next station at the Liebfrauenkirche (Church of Our Lady), cross the Bremen ramparts, where at least 8 underground bunkers are hidden. Visit an ground-level bunker at Theaterberg. At the Church of Our Lady, visit the crypt, used in the Middle Ages as a tomb. Learn more about the Übersee Museum and Bremen's only underground cobbled street. Finally, visit the old synagogue in Bremen's Schnoor neightborhood. Here you'll go down to the preserved cellar of the former synagogue, before returning above ground. From January 2017, the Sunday tour will take place in reverse order. The start point is the former synagogue in the Schnoor district. Group tours: The route for the group tour may change depending on the day and time and may include stops from both the Saturday and Sunday itinerary.
Includes
  • Tour guide
  • Access to all places visited on the tour (depending on the booked option)
  • Pick-up and drop off
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Important information

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  • There may be changes to the program due to organizational constraints. Please ask the tour operator if you want to know whether a particular location is available shortly before the tour date. There will always be a good alternative available in case of closures.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.1 /5

based on 331 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.7/5
  • Transportation
    3.5/5
  • Value for money
    4.1/5
  • Safety
    4.4/5

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We didn’t know what to expect, so we just went for it and we’re pleasantly surprised! Besides just learning about the non touristy side of Bremen we learned a lot more about how places in Bremen came to be. Our guide was great, he was relaxed put a lot off effort into knowing about what we were looking at and answered every question. He kept the tour interesting. For those reading this, for your planning, there is a lot of walking and you don’t return to the place you started.

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November 3, 2022

Highly recommended when the weather is nice, as there are several meters between the individual stations. Our "guide" was cool, always had the right answer and was very nice. Less recommended in bad weather, in between you get very wet. We had tour number 01, everything okay, the distances between the underworlds okay, you can skip the last underworld, the prison. The last station just drags it out. 01:30 ok without last stop, 02:00 with last stop. Does not have to be. Booked through Travel Guide, we would do it again straight away. At the end, the tour guide, a biology student, provided information about all the tours that could still be done, but very unobtrusively. Everything top.

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June 19, 2022

I did the tour with my partner. It was exciting, interested and we had a great guide! We will definitely book the other tours as well! The tour lasted 2 hours and 15 minutes, partly underground, partly above ground. New places that I didn't know as a Bremen resident! (stairs to climb) Highly recommend!

January 29, 2022

Product ID: 39329