Once upon a time a donkey, a cat, a dog and a rooster decided to become town musicians in Bremen.
Everybody remembers this Brothers Grimm fairytale. Never mind that the four little friends never made it to the town, instead opting to stay in an inn on the way, residents of Bremen treat them almost as a symbol of the town. Numerous souvenirs call Bremen “the Town of the Town Musicians”.
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The majority of interesting Bremen’s sights is situated in the Altstadt, along the Weser’s northeast bank. Visit the Gothic Bremen Cathedral Bremen’s most visited attraction featuring eight mummies in glass-topped coffins. Don’t miss Town Hall of Bremen, one of the most marvelous examples of Renaissance and Brick Gothic architecture. To the west side of the Town Hall there are two statues. One is the statue of Roland, the town’s protector; the other one portrays those famed Bremen’s residents: the donkey, cat, dog and rooster, the little town musicians.
- Böttcherstraße is a unique street well-known for its contrasting beautiful architecture. The buildings are superb examples of Expressionist style. Beautiful sights you should see are: golden relief at the northern entrance, Haus Atlantis with impressive spiral staircase, Paula Modersohn-Becker Museum and much more. The street is one of the most popular tourist attractions.
- Schnoor is a very romantic area of little fishing houses from the 15th and 16th centuries. Cafés, galleries and artists’ studios now occupy tiny houses along the twisting lanes.- Town Hall of Bremen is one of the most splendid buildings in northern Germany. This imposing edifice is in the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites thanks to its unique Brick Gothic architecture. In the basement of the building there is famous restaurant Ratskeller’ that holds collection of 650 different German wines.
- In Bremen Cathedral (Dom St Petri) climb one of its twin towers, see the eerie mummies perfectly preserved in glass-topped coffins or simply enjoy its other treasures as an 11th century “Enthroned Christ” in the crypt.
- Bremen’s most famous museum, the Kunsthalle boasts the excellent modern art collection. Have a moment of relaxation in the Kunsthalle’s café.
- Universum Science Center catches eyes with its shape of oyster. It’s a museum of modern science where you can make virtual trips to the centre of the earth, to the bottom of the ocean and to the stars.
It doesn’t matter what time of the year you decide to visit Bremen. There is always an interesting event taking place. Warm up at Bremen’s Carnival in February. Visit the world-famous art festival “Breminale” in June. Have fun at “Freimarkt” in October, one of the biggest fairgrounds festivals in Germany, held outside of the town.
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