Bremen is a state with many faces. On the one hand, it looks back on 1,200 years of Hanseatic traditions; on the other hand, it is a modern research laboratory for future technologies. This contrast is balanced out by the cities of Bremen and Bremerhaven. Together they form the smallest German state. Bremen, the tenth-largest city in Germany, is a modern metropolis with unique charm.
After a one-hour journey along one of Germany’s many Autobahnen, you will arrive at the fairy tale–like city center of Bremen. In Bremen, you will experience history at turn: At the market square, with its grand town hall (a UNESCO World Heritage Site), or at the oldest quarter of town, Schnoorviertel.
Understanding the world through science
When you arrive Bremen, you will be taken to the Universum Science Center, a modern science museum that features many interactive science exhibits that let you experience and learn about scientific phenomena up close and with all your senses. The Universum Science Center focuses on technology, humankind, and nature, and provides diverse and unique insights into the scientific aspects of everyday life. Here you will be able to combine science and adventure with knowledge and entertainment. You will have a brief orientation of this museum from your tour guide before exploring the museum on your own.
Fascinating Bremen by foot
After your visit to the Universum you be transferred to the historical city center of Bremen, a fascinating city that celebrates 1,000 years of history!
Your tour will include some of the landmarks and attractions of the city, starting with the city's most famous landmark: The graceful statue of the Knight Roland, who has been smiling down on the marketplace since 1404 and symbolizes freedom and justice. It is the most well-known of the many Knight Roland statues that can be found worldwide. Then you will visit the market square, considered the most beautiful in Europe, and where the architectural styles of five different eras are visible.
Then you will pass the 600-year old Bremer Rathaus (Old Town Hall), Bremen’s most proud and prime example of distinct Gothic architecture with it magnificent facade, which dates back to 1405. From here you will walk to the St. Petri Cathedral, which originates from the first half of the 13th century.
Have you ever heard the tale about the music-making animals that were on their way to Bremen? Your next stop will be at the charming, famous, and internationally acclaimed bronze statue of the Bremer Stadtmusikanten (Bremer Town Musicians), sculpted in 1951. Then we'll continue to the Schnoorviertel, the oldest residential quarter still intact, and admire its picturesque, tiny houses, some dating back to the 15th century; cozy taverns; and small shops.
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