Self-guided Sightseeing Tour #5 in Bremen, Germany


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Tour Facts

Number of sights 29 sights
Distance 8.5 km
Ascend 152 m
Descend 150 m

Experience Bremen in Germany in a whole new way with our self-guided sightseeing tour. This site not only offers you practical information and insider tips, but also a rich variety of activities and sights you shouldn't miss. Whether you love art and culture, want to explore historical sites or simply want to experience the vibrant atmosphere of a lively city - you'll find everything you need for your personal adventure here.

Activities in BremenIndividual Sights in Bremen

Sight 1: Zum Storchennest

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Zum Storchennest

The Warturm on the Ochtum was part of the Landwehr around the Bremen Vieland as a fortification tower. The tower itself was destroyed in 1813 and demolished in 1820. The associated customs house on the opposite side of Warturmer Heerstraße is now called Gasthaus Zum Warturm Storchennest.

Wikipedia: Warturm und Storchennest (DE), Url, Website

1218 meters / 15 minutes

Sight 2: Halle 1

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The factory of Martin Brinkmann AG, today called Die Fabrik for short, in Bremen-Woltmershausen, district of Woltmershausen, Hermann-Ritter-Straße 108 to 112 in the tobacco district of Bremen, dates from 1937, 1943, 1949, 1952, 1961 to 1967 and 1971.

Wikipedia: Fabrik der Martin Brinkmann AG (DE), Website

1443 meters / 17 minutes

Sight 3: Hohentorspark

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The Hohentorspark is located in Bremen in the district of Neustadt, district Hohentor.

Wikipedia: Hohentorspark (DE)

1121 meters / 13 minutes

Sight 4: Loriot-Sofa

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Loriot-Sofa Skulptur: Herbert Rauer; Foto: Wikiuka / CC BY-SA 3.0

The Loriot sofa as a bronze monument is a sculpture in Bremen-Mitte in front of the entrance to the Radio Bremen broadcasting centre on Diepenau. It was erected in 2013 and commemorates Vicco von Bülow, whose television series Loriot was created by Radio Bremen.

Wikipedia: Bronzereplik des Loriot-Sofas in Bremen (DE)

102 meters / 1 minutes

Sight 5: Der Rufer

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The Caller is a bronze sculpture by Gerhard Marcks. It stands at the Schlachte in Bremen in front of the Weserhaus of Radio Bremen.

Wikipedia: Der Rufer (Bremen) (DE)

205 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 6: Fangturm

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In the 10th century, only the cathedral district was walled as a cathedral castle. From 1229 onwards, a ring wall was built around the entire old town, semicircular on the land side. In the 13th century, Bremen expanded westwards. From 1307 onwards, the new Stephanivorstadt was given a wall on the land side only. In the 15th century, the first brick phase of Bremen's architectural history, the city wall on the Weser side in the port areas of Schlachte and Tiefer was successively replaced by the gable sides of brick warehouses, so that only the battle gates remained of the original wall at Schlachte. The Stephaniviertel, on the other hand, did not receive a wall on the Weser side until the middle of the 16th century. After that, in 1551, the wall between the old districts and the Stephaniviertel was able to fall.

Wikipedia: Bremer Stadtbefestigung (DE)

121 meters / 1 minutes

Sight 7: Steinkammern

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The house Schlachte 36 in Bremen-Mitte, also Langenstraße 72, is one of the most important buildings in Bremen.

Wikipedia: Haus Schlachte 36 (DE)

286 meters / 3 minutes

Sight 8: Three Triangles

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The sculpture Three Triangles, also known as Outdoor Piece for Bremen, is located in Bremen's Neustadt at the north end of the Teerhof. It is listed in the list of monuments and statues of the city of Bremen.

Wikipedia: Three Triangles (DE)

276 meters / 3 minutes

Sight 9: Weserburg Museum für moderne Kunst

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The Weserburg is a modern art museum in Bremen, Germany. Opened in 1991, it is located on the Teerhof peninsula next to the River Weser in an old factory building which was almost completely destroyed in the Second World War. Originally known as "New Museum Weserburg Bremen", it was Europe's first "collectors' museum", in that it conserves no permanent collection but mounts changing exhibition of private collections. It is one of the largest modern art museum spaces in Germany.

Wikipedia: Weserburg (EN), Website

411 meters / 5 minutes

Sight 10: Argo-Haus

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The Argo Reederei was an important German shipping company based in Bremen. The focus of the activities was the scheduled service within Europe, in particular the trip to Finland, Great Britain and the Levant.

Wikipedia: Argo Reederei (DE), Website

68 meters / 1 minutes

Sight 11: Suding und Soeken

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The Suding & Soeken building is a gabled house at No. 28 Langenstraße in Bremen, Germany. Referred to as a Kaufmannshaus or Kontorhaus, it is one of the city's few historic merchant houses to survive the war undamaged. It is noted for its projecting Renaissance bay window and its two-tiered Baroque stairway ascending from the hallway.

Wikipedia: Suding & Soeken building, Bremen (EN), Website

201 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 12: Essighaus

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Essighaus Till F. Teenck / CC BY-SA 3.0

The Essighaus was an impressive gabled town house in the old town of Bremen in northern Germany. One of the city's finest examples of Renaissance architecture, it was almost completely destroyed by bombing in 1943. The entrance flanked by projecting bay windows is the only part of the building which has been restored.

Wikipedia: Essighaus (EN)

57 meters / 1 minutes

Sight 13: Stadtwaage

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The Stadtwaage at No. 13 Langenstraße in Bremen (Germany) is the building in which the municipal weighing scales used to be housed. The facility was created in order to levy taxes and excise duties while protecting merchants and customers against fraud and dishonesty.

Wikipedia: Stadtwaage (Bremen) (EN), Website

87 meters / 1 minutes

Sight 14: Pferdebrunnen

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This list of fountains in the city of Bremen lists the fountains and gargoyles in the Free Hanseatic City of Bremen. Some of them have been removed from their original location, relocated, redesigned or destroyed over the decades. This is noted under the status attachment. Monuments and statues are expressly not listed.

Wikipedia: Liste der Brunnen der Stadt Bremen (DE)

88 meters / 1 minutes

Sight 15: Ratskeller

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The Bremen Ratskeller is the council wine cellar of the Townhall of Bremen. Since it was erected in the year 1405, German wines were stored and sold there. With its history over 600 years the Ratskeller of Bremen is one of the oldest wine cellars of Germany, furthermore the oldest wine barrel of Germany, a wine from Rüdesheim which is dated 1653, is stored here.

Wikipedia: Bremen Ratskeller (EN), Website

43 meters / 1 minutes

Sight 16: Unser Lieben Frauen

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The Church of Our Lady is an Evangelical Protestant church situated northwest of the Market Square in Bremen, Germany. Like Bremen Cathedral, today's building dates from the 13th century. The brightly coloured stained-glass windows are the work of the French artist Alfred Manessier. In 1973, the church was listed under the monument protection act.

Wikipedia: Church of Our Lady, Bremen (EN), Website

151 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 17: Helmuth von Moltke

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The Moltke monument in Bremen is located on the wall of the north tower of the Church of Our Lady. In the form of an equestrian statue, it commemorates the Prussian Field Marshal Helmuth von Moltke. The monument was built according to a model by the Munich sculptor Hermann Hahn with the assistance of the Berlin architect Heinrich Jennen and has been a listed building since 1973.

Wikipedia: Moltkedenkmal (Bremen) (DE), Website

20 meters / 0 minutes

Sight 18: Marcus-Brunnen

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The Marcus Fountain in Bremen-Mitte is located in the Liebfrauenkirchhof. It was inaugurated in 1909 and has been a listed building since 1973.

Wikipedia: Marcus-Brunnen (Liebfrauenkirchhof) (DE), Website

174 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 19: Mall of Fame

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Mall of Fame

Mall of Fame is the unofficial name of a pedestrian zone in Bremen. It runs under the glass roof of the 250 meter long Lloyd passage in the center of the Hanseatic city.

Wikipedia: Mall of Fame (DE)

121 meters / 1 minutes

Sight 20: Bessel-Ei

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This list of monuments and statues of the city of Bremen lists the monuments, statues, statues, memorials and sculptures of the Free Hanseatic City of Bremen. Some of them have been removed from their original location over the decades, relocated, redesigned or even destroyed. This is noted under the status attachment.

Wikipedia: Liste der Denkmale und Standbilder der Stadt Bremen (DE)

110 meters / 1 minutes

Sight 21: Ansgar-Säule

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The Ansgar Column is a bronze monument in Bremen-Mitte, on the Ansgari churchyard on Obernstraße. It was erected in 1965 and is listed in the list of monuments and statues of the city of Bremen.

Wikipedia: Ansgar-Säule (DE)

218 meters / 3 minutes

Sight 22: Ansgarii-Torhaus

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The list of cultural monuments in Bremen-Mitte lists all cultural monuments in the Bremen district of Mitte.

Wikipedia: Liste der Kulturdenkmäler in Bremen-Mitte (DE), Website

156 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 23: Rehbrunnen / Hildebrandbrunnen

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Rehbrunnen / Hildebrandbrunnen Rami Tarawneh / CC BY 2.5

The Rehbrunnen, also known as the Hildebrandbrunnen, is located in the Mitte district of Bremen in the Bremer Wallanlagen near the Herdentorswallmühle. The fountain is a listed building.

Wikipedia: Rehbrunnen (Bremen) (DE), Website

286 meters / 3 minutes

Sight 24: Schweinehirt und seine Herde

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Schweinehirt und seine Herde

The Swineherd and His Herd is a bronze group of figures in Bremen-Mitte at the end of Sögestraße near the streets Am Wall and Herdentorsteinweg. It was erected in 1974 and is listed in the list of monuments and statues of the city of Bremen.

Wikipedia: Schweinehirt und seine Herde (DE)

112 meters / 1 minutes

Sight 25: Katharinenkloster

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St Catherine's Monastery in Bremen, Germany, was founded in 1253 by the Dominicans. Today traces of its existence remain in the area of the Katharinenstraße and Katharinenklosterhof in the old town.

Wikipedia: St Catherine's Monastery, Bremen (EN), Website

109 meters / 1 minutes

Sight 26: Fischrestaurant Knurrhahn & Restauration und Bierhalle H. Beckröge

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The fish restaurant Knurrhahn is located in Bremen, Mitte district, Katharinenstraße 15/corner of Schüsselkorb. It was built in the Renaissance and is one of the oldest buildings in Bremen.

Wikipedia: Fischrestaurant Knurrhahn (DE), Url

747 meters / 9 minutes

Sight 27: Aufgehender Mond

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The Rising Moon is a sculpture in Bremen-Mitte in front of the entrance façade of the former post office 5, An der Weide 50, near Bremen Central Station. It is listed in the list of monuments and statues of the city of Bremen.

Wikipedia: Aufgehender Mond (DE)

123 meters / 1 minutes

Sight 28: Postamt 5

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Postamt 5

The Bremen 5 post office, also called the main post office 5, was the central building of the Hanover Oberpostdirektion near the main train station in Bremen and long years of one of the largest buildings in the Hanseatic city. From 1996, large parts of the house stood empty for a long time and were only partially used.

Wikipedia: Postamt Bremen 5 (DE)

455 meters / 5 minutes

Sight 29: Focke-Windkanal

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Focke-Windkanal Dr. Ing. Kai Steffen / CC BY-SA 3.0

Focke's wind tunnel is a fully operational wind tunnel in the former private laboratory of the aviation pioneer Henrich Focke (1890–1979), co-founder of Focke-Wulf and designer of the first fully controllable helicopter, the Focke-Wulf Fw 61. Henrich Focke built the laboratory in 1960 at the age of 70 in the city of Bremen. Until shortly before his death, in 1979, Focke continued aerodynamic studies in slow flight characteristics and the stability problem of helicopters. The rediscovery of his aerodynamic laboratory, together with its wind tunnel was regarded as a sensation for science and technology. Since 2004, the technical monument Focke Flight Laboratory is protected by law.

Wikipedia: Focke's wind tunnel (EN), Website


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