"The Rathaus" Bremen Things to Do Tip by Maryimelda

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  The Rathaus
by Maryimelda
  • The Rathaus - Bremen
      The Rathaus
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      Distinctive figures
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  • Magician on the steps - Bremen
      Magician on the steps
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The Rathaus is the seat of the President of the Senate of Bremen and of the Mayor of the Free Hanseatic City of Bremen. Since 2004 it has enjoyed the status of UNESCO World Heritage site.

It was built in Brick Gothic style in the early 15th century and was considered to be an extremely significant example of its type. In the late 16th and early 17th century a new Weser Renaissance facade was added to the front of the building and in 1909 to 1913 a new Neo Renaissance facade was added to the back. It is finished off with many distinctive scupltures on its outer walls.
When more than half of Bremen was destroyed in WWII, the Rathaus was relatively unscathed due to the boarding up of the outer walls. It was completely restored in 2003.

Once a year the Rathaus plays host to the Bremen Schaffermahl which is a banquet in the traditional style.

Address: Am Markt, Bremen

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  • Updated Feb 4, 2013
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