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Bremen: Guided Tour of City Center

1. Bremen: Guided Tour of City Center

Wander through the market square, the heart of Bremen and one of the prettiest squares in Germany. Marvel at the UNESCO World Heritage listed town hall and the stone statue of Roland. Study the sculpture of the Bremen Town Musicians, made famous in a Brothers Grimm fairytale. Discover Böttcherstraße, a pedestrian alleyway bursting with tradition where the böttcher (coopers) used to make their barrels. Leading from the market square down to the Weser river, the most famous street in Bremen is an attraction in itself with historical red-brick buildings interspersed with modern Expressionist architecture. Take in the picturesque Schnoor quarter, the oldest part of Bremen. Wander through its rambling lanes, where fishermen, artisans and sailors once lived. Explore the cafés, taverns, top-notch restaurants and handicraft stores that now line the streets.

Bremen: City Sightseeing Bus Tour

2. Bremen: City Sightseeing Bus Tour

Learn about Bremen and hear the highlights of its 1,200 years of history on an informative bus tour. Explore the past and the present of the Free Hanseatic City of Bremen from your seat, and come across iconic local landmarks. Hop on the bus and begin your ride, hearing fascinating stories from the guide along the way. Pass by all of the city’s landmarks and monuments, as you hear about their unique history. See the statue of Roland, facing the cathedral in Market Square, and find out how old Roland is. Learn what the Bremen flag is called and marvel at the 146-meter-high Fallturm drop tower at the University of Bremen.

Bremen: Walking Tour of Historic Schnoor District

3. Bremen: Walking Tour of Historic Schnoor District

Enjoy a relaxing shared or private walking tour through Bremen's historical Schnoor neighborhood. The first-known written reference to Schnoor dates back to the 13th century. At this time, a Franciscan monastery was built on the edge of what is now the Schnoor district. Today, only the monastery church remains. The present Catholic St. John's Church was built in the 14th century, in a redbrick Gothic style. Many houses from the 17th and 18th centuries are still preserved in their original state, giving a romantic feeling of life during earlier times. During the walking tour, see some of the oldest remaining profane buildings, such as "Haus Schnoor 15," also known as "Brasilhaus," and "Packhaus Schnoor 2," dating back to the 15th century. Take a look at some of these houses, recreated according to historical specifications. Admire the half-timbered house with the tea room or the buildings that now consist only of facades, which once stood elsewhere. Immerse yourself in the impressive architecture of classicism and historicism, Baroque and Renaissance, as you learn all about Schnoor and its inhabitants.

Bremen: Public Tour of the Town Hall in English

4. Bremen: Public Tour of the Town Hall in English

Visit the highlight of Bremen's Marktplatz, the Bremen Town Hall. Enjoy an included entry ticket and guided tour of a building that has been inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List since 2004. After entering the town hall, explore the Bremen Town Hall's 600-year history on a guided tour. Admire the impressive Upper Town Hall and the Roland Statue, and take a look inside the splendid Golden Chamber.

Bremen: Old Town 2-Hour Tour with Costumed Performer

5. Bremen: Old Town 2-Hour Tour with Costumed Performer

Immerse yourself in the history and present day of the second oldest city republic in the world and meet eccentric originals and off-kilter oddballs. Discover Bremen and its inhabitants on this staged tour of the old town. Bremen makes a puzzling impression with a vanished river and a secret main street yet at the same time presents itself as a cosmopolitan city in tune with the times. On this tour, discover what Rockefeller has to do with the Bremen Cathedral, whether Roland squints, and why Bremen is both rich and poor at the same time. On this special tour you explore the town hall, Böttcherstraße, the Schlachte, and Schnoor with a performer as your guide, who will bring imaginary and real stories to life and create an emotional approach to themes and stories. Explore Bremen from Marktplatz to the documentation center Ostertorwache, formerly the most modern prison in Germany.

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What people are saying about Bremen

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 177 reviews

The guide was knowledgeable about the city and its history. The places visited were amazing and the guide was able to keep the the interest of the people taking the tour.

The tour was great fun. I did it together with a group of exchange students in English. They had great fun. It was very entertaining and interesting.

It was 30 of December, so tour in english was only with three people, si it was excellent :)

Very nice, informative tour. Entertaining and no great distances. Recommended

Kind and smart guide. Beautiful locations, even in the rain!