"In Bremen - briefly" Top 5 Page for this destination Bremen by Mariajoy

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Bremen - and Bremerhaven - Situated in Northern Germany, these two cities together make the smallest federal state in Germany with a population of 661,000. Bremen stretches along the river Weser for 28km and is only 16km wide making access to the countryside easily possible.
I was there partly for work and partly for pleasure, it was a whirlwind visit and I will be returning for a longer look soon!

Of course one can't visit the city without having a look at the bronze Four Musicians statue from the Grimms fairytale Die Bremer Stadtmusikanten. But also (and much more interesting) is the Schnoorviertel, a delightful quarter of the city with tiny medieval houses, narrow winding streets and full of small cafes/restaurants, and boutique type shops.

The Rathaus (townhall) and the statue of Roland (Knight of Charlemagne) are designated as a UNESCO World Heritage site.

For more information about Bremen please check the website.

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  • In a nutshell:More than just Die Bremer Stadtmusikanten
  • Last visit to Bremen: Oct 2007
  • Intro Updated Oct 25, 2007
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  • arlequin_g's Profile Photo
    Dec 21, 2009 at 1:03 PM

    Great page. Next week I'm visiting Bremen and hope I'll enjoy it a lot

  • Airpunk's Profile Photo
    Dec 13, 2007 at 10:19 AM

    Good page about Germany's most beautiful and most underestimated city. I really love those old town pictures!

  • Rupanworld's Profile Photo
    Dec 5, 2007 at 11:16 PM

    Hey, just realised that we both were in Bremen at the same time. I'll be back to check your page.

  • Gili_S's Profile Photo
    Nov 14, 2007 at 9:41 AM

    All I knew before was Beck’s and Werder, now I know more about this place ;-)

  • Jim_Eliason's Profile Photo
    Nov 11, 2007 at 10:55 AM

    great tips!

  • Turtleshell's Profile Photo
    Nov 6, 2007 at 9:38 AM

    Nice pages. One correction, though: Freimarkt is located on Bürgerweide between Central Station and "AWD Dome". Residents owe Bürgerweide the handicapped guy, whose face is set in stone between Roland's feet. Not sure if you spotted him.

  • Nemorino's Profile Photo
    Nov 2, 2007 at 9:32 AM

    Guten Tag Maria! Es freut mich, dass dein Blitzbesuch in Bremen so schön war. Ich war auch ein paar Mal in Bremen, aber immer nur geschäftlich und ziemlich kurz. Trotzdem ist es mir gelungen, dort zweimal in die Oper zu gehen, LOL.

  • Kuznetsov_Sergey's Profile Photo
    Oct 28, 2007 at 11:20 AM

    Excellent page bringing back sweet memories about this fairy tale city. I've learnt many new from your tips about what I missed during my short visit. Thanks Maria for the virtual tour!

  • alucas's Profile Photo
    Oct 27, 2007 at 11:37 AM

    Another interesting page from our german specialist ! I've often wondered what those gingerbread hearts were about.

  • bugulma's Profile Photo
    Oct 27, 2007 at 8:02 AM

    so, looking at your page, i've known that Bremen is not only the city of the Bremen musiciants (very popular tale in USSR by the way) but is interesting in other things too, old architecture and picturesque quarters as well as the modern sculptures

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