A tourist guide to Bremen
The beautiful Hanseatic city of Bremen is a major tourist destination. Situated in the northwestern part of Germany, the city is an important port on the Weser River. The following tourist guide to Bremen will include useful information about the main sights of the city which are with no doubt worth visiting attractions.
The cityscape is astonishing, being dominated by gorgeous buildings, such as the Town Hall, the city’s cathedral, numerous museums and other notable buildings. A visit to this spectacular city will surely make an unforgettable experience. If you decide to visit Bremen, I suggest you to read this article before traveling. It will surely help you finding the best sights in the city.
The Town Hall of Bremen
The spectacular Town Hall is a major landmark of the city. It can be found on the city’s famous Marketplace, in the historic city centre. The building was inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2004 which is not surprising, as it is considered ne of Europe’s most important jewels of Brick Gothic architecture. Not only the beautiful exterior of the building, but its interior is also very attractive, housing numerous fantastic rooms and chambers.
St. Peter’s Cathedral
Also named Bremen Cathedral, it is an impressive religious building which is situated adjacent the Town Hall. Dedicated to St. Peter, the fantastic cathedral presents magnificent twin towers which are 99 m tall each. The major highlights of the cathedral are the beautiful choir, the organ and burials of notable people. If you love to visit religious buildings on your holiday, I suggest you not to miss this cathedral.
A major landmark of Bremen, the statue of Roland was inscribed on the list of UNESCO’s World Heritage Sites in 2004, together with the Town Hall. The “protector of the city” is one of the most photographed tourist attractions of Bremen. The legend says that the city will be free as long as the statue stands. The almost 6 m tall statue stands in front of the Town Hall and is a major tourist attraction.
As for the green spaces in Bremen, there is a fantastic botanic garden in the city which includes a Rhododendron-Park. The park contains breathtaking rhododendrons and azaleas. The botanical garden offers its visitors beautiful gardens, such as the Alpine garden, the rose garden, the Heath garden and so on. The fantastic botanic garden is open every day from 7:00 until sunset and the admission is free. (December 2012)
For the lovers of art Bremen has on offer numerous museums of which one is the art museum, the Kunsthalle Bremen. Built in 1849, it is situated in the Old Town. It includes a fantastic collection of about 200.000 paintings, drawings and prints. The museum can be visited on Tuesdays from 10:00 until 21:00 and from Wednesday to Sunday from 10:00 to 17:00. The admission is €6.00 for adults. (December 2012)