Bremen City

Bremen's landmark and Unesco-listed Rathaus (city hall) dates to 1400 but was a work in progress for centuries, as succeeding generations each tried to leave their own mark on the ever-growing complex. Much of the most lavish detail was added in the 17th century. It's the only town hall in Germany from the late Middle Ages that has survived the centuries intact.

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Nearby Bremen City attractions

1. Town Musicians of Bremen Statue

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Local artist Gerhard Marcks cast this 1951 statute of the famous quartet in their most famous pose – scaring the robbers who invaded their house, with the…

2. Dom St Petri

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Bremen’s Protestant main church has origins in the 8th century, though its ribbed vaulting, chapels and two high towers date from the 13th century. Aside…

3. Bleikeller

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Located inside Dom St Petri, but accessed via a separate entrance south of the main door, the Lead Cellar was formerly the cathedral’s cellar and today is…

4. Paula Modersohn-Becker Haus Museum


Showcasing the art of the eponymous artist Paula Modersohn-Becker (1876–1907), an early expressionist and member of the Worpswede artists colony, this is…

5. Roselius-Haus Museum

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This 16th-century house contains a private collection of art from medieval times to the baroque era. It belonged to none other than Ludwig Roselius, the…

6. Böttcherstrasse

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The charming medieval coopers lane was transformed into a prime example of mostly expressionist architecture in the 1920s at the instigation of coffee…

7. Schnoor

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This maze of narrow, winding alleys was once the fishermen's quarter and later a red-light district. Now its doll's-house-sized cottages contain boutiques…

8. Mühle am Wall

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The city’s typical Dutch windmill adds a rural flavour to the parkland tracing the part of town where Bremen’s city fortifications once were. It houses a…