Bremen is one of three Stadtstaaten (city-states). On Weser River, northern Germany, harbor to North Sea 1200 years of culture and history The smallest state at 663,129 people Destination Bremen
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Altmarkt (Old Town) District • Bremen was a leading member of the Hanseatic League of Cities—a wealthy European trade alliance. • In the main square of the Altmarkt stands the Statue of Roland. The Knight Roland was considered the protector of trade and appeared in many Hanseatic cities. • Bremen’s statue, perhaps the best, belongs to UNESCO’s World Heritage List.
Gothic architecture, built from 1405-1410 Renaissance façade added in 1608. One of the most exquisite town halls in all of Europe. Belongs to UNESCO’s World Heritage List Exterior Link (right click, Open Hyperlink) http://www.rathaus.bremen.de/sixcms/media.php/13/aussen_700DSL.wmv Interior Link (right click, Open Hyperlink) http://www.rathaus.bremen.de/sixcms/media.php/13/innen_700DSL.wmv Rathaus Bremen (Town Hall)
A symbol of freedom and prosperity His medieval story is told in the 11th century epic poem, The Song of Roland. Unique to Bremen’s statue: at his feet is a cripple, a tribute to the tragic saga of the pious Countess Emma of Lesum. The Knight Roland
One of various renditions found throughout the city, the story of the Town Musicians, a quartet of a donkey, a dog, a cat, and a rooster, is told by the Brothers Grimm. Fearing for their lives, the animals flee their homeland to find freedom in Bremen. Die Bremer Stadtmusikanten (The Town Musicians of Bremen)
Long, narrow winding streets between 15th and 16th century houses and businesses The Schnoor Viertel (Bremen’s old town)
Between 1922-1931, Ludwig Roselius, a coffee merchant who invented decaffeinated coffee, constructed this hub of pleasure, commerce, art, and culture—ideal for tourist and locals. Bremen Casino, Roselius House & Paula Modersohn-Becker museums Craft demonstrations by the guild: goldsmiths, glassblowing, jewelry, ceramics, textiles, wood. Shopping: maritime gifts, tea & wine, Scandanavian glass, dolls. Check it out!! http://www.boettcherstrasse.de/DE/panorama.html Die Böttcherstrasse
The City of Culture • There is an abundance and diversity of museums, bu let’s walk through the Kunsthalle Bremen. Perhaps you have never seen a Fine Arts exhibit. • http://www.kunsthalle-bremen.com/tour2.html • The Musical Theater Bremen features contemporary productions while Das Glocke—The Concert Hall—thrives on the traditional.
Events and Entertainment at the AWD Dome Bremen • Capacity of 14,000 is top 10 in Germany. • Get a glimpse of activities (right click, Open Hyperlink) • http://www.bremen.de/sixcms/detail.php?template=01_video_start_d&id=8246764&kat_id=&click=true
The City of Science: The Science Center at Universum Bremen • Bremen not only is a leader in several fields of science, they can also put on a good show. The Science Center is a thrilling sensory experience of man, earth and cosmos. • http://kubikfoto.universum-bremen.de/
The City of Science: Bremen’s new legacy • The Klimahaus in Bremerhaven is the first exhibition devoted to climate and climate change. • http://www.bremen.de/sixcms/detail.php?template=01_video_start_d&id=11651250&kat_id=&click=true
Die Schlachte Promenade • Let’s get outside. Journey on the Schiff Bremen down the Weser through the popular park-like Schlachte Promenade, see the Maritim Museum and join the Festival Maritim. • http://www.bremen.de/sixcms/detail.php?template=01_video_start_d&id=8246761&kat_id=&click=true
Blockland: auf dem Land (in the country) • With a village-like setting of only 400 residents, the quiet farmland of Blockland along the Wümme River is one of the most popular places in all of Bremen because Germans love to take long walks or bicycle rides in the country.
Cuisine Sampler • Most unique of Bremen dishes, Labskaus is an old sailor dish with mashed potatoes, corned beef, egg, onion, and beet root. • Served at Becks im Schnoor • Recipe: http://www.marions-kochbuch.de/rezept/0244.htm • We could eat at the Ratskeller, which has the largest selection of German wines in Germany, but let’s plan on Beck’s, and I mean plan. They want to know what you want four days in advance! Check out menu. • http://www.becks-im-schnoor.de/
One last hurrah! • I have never wanted to be an urbanite, but for this city founded by Charlemagne, which has been a commercial, cultural, and scientific leader since its inception, I might reconsider. Want more? You can walk street by street through the city in this panorama. Take one last look around: http://www.bremen.de/sixcms/detail.php?id=8627339&_hauptid=551441
Bremen heraldry emblem retrieved 10/27/09: http://pic.srv104.wapedia.mobi/thumb/170814544/en/max/720/900/Bremen_Wappen%28Mittel%29.svg?format=jpg,png,gif Photograph of Swissotel retrieved 10/27/09: http://www.swissotel.com/EN/Destinations/Germany/Swissotel+Bremen/Hotel+Home/Hotel+Description Photograph of Altmarkt by Felix Gottwald retrieved 10/27/09: http://wikitravel.org/en/Image:Bremen01.jpg Photograph of Rathaus Bremen by Meltwaterfalls retrieved 10/27/09: http://wikitravel.org/en/Image:Bremenrathaus.JPG Photograph of Statue of Roland retrieved 10/28/09: http://www.thesalmons.org/lynn/germany-wh08/lg-IMG_0600.JPG Photograph exterior of Dom St. Petri retrieved 10/28/09: http://images.travelpod.com/users/luggage06z/1.1241072640.stx-peterxs-cathedralx.jpg Photograph interior of Dom St. Petri retrieved 10/28/09: http://bremen-tourismus.de/btz/material/Dom_innen_g.JPG Photograph Sources
Photograph of the Town Musicians retrieved 10/28/09: http://www.bremen.de/sixcms/detail.php?template=01_bild_einzeln_d&id=923516 • Bottom photograph of Schnoor Viertel retrieved 10/29/09: http://www.blockland-ferien.de/Im%20Schnoor-17.jpg • Top photograph of Schnoor Viertel retrieved 10/29/09: http://www.reisemarie.com/Deutschland/Bremen/Reisebilder/index.html • Photograph of the Schlachte Promenade: http://www.blockland-ferien.de/BTZ06_IMG0041_Schlachte_Prom.jpg • Photograph on right under the City of Culture retrieved 10/29/09: http://www.bremen.de/sixcms/detail.php?template=01_texte_d&gsid=bremen02.c.3502919.de&_hauptid=551443&_subid=3619803&_kidsid=# • Photograph on left under the City of Culture retrieved 10/29/09: http://www.bremen.de/sixcms/detail.php?template=01_texte_d&gsid=bremen02.c.12436202.de&_hauptid=551443&_subid=1471118&_kidsid=# • Photograph of the Science Center at Universum Bremen retrieved 10/29/09: http://universum-bremen.de/?id=43&L=1 • Photograph of Klimahaus retrieved 10/29/09: http://www.bremen.de/sixcms/detail.php?template=01_bild_einzeln_d&id=11651237 • Photograph of Labskaus retrieved 10/29/09: http://www.marions-kochbuch.de/rezept/0244.htm • Photograph of Blockland retrieved 10/29/09: http://www.blockland.de/dasblock.html