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  • Bremen: Walking Tour in German with Night Guard

    1. Bremen: Walking Tour in German with Night Guard

    Discover the dark streets of Bremen accompanied by a night guard carrying a lantern, horn and axe. But be careful to stay with your group since no one knows what might happen. Learn more about the city's exciting past on a walking tour. Find out more about historical misconducts and the long-gone times of Bremen, an old Hanseatic city. Listen to stories unknown to the ordinary citizen, as only the night guard checked the proper closing of doors and gates. Travel back in time and visit the Bremen Market Square and the Böttcherstraße up to the Schnoor while listening to the tales told by the night guard.

  • Bremen: Guided Tour of City Center

    2. Bremen: Guided Tour of City Center

    Wander through the market square, the heart of Bremen and one of the prettiest squares in Germany. Marvel at the UNESCO World Heritage listed town hall and the stone statue of Roland. Study the sculpture of the Bremen Town Musicians, made famous in a Brothers Grimm fairytale. Discover Böttcherstraße, a pedestrian alleyway bursting with tradition where the böttcher (coopers) used to make their barrels. Leading from the market square down to the Weser river, the most famous street in Bremen is an attraction in itself with historical red-brick buildings interspersed with modern Expressionist architecture. Take in the picturesque Schnoor quarter, the oldest part of Bremen. Wander through its rambling lanes, where fishermen, artisans and sailors once lived. Explore the cafés, taverns, top-notch restaurants and handicraft stores that now line the streets.

    The Guide was great! You can see how much love and appreciation he has for this beautiful city. There was no time for boredom during this tour. Absolute recommendation! PS. You probably should plan a bit more than 2 Hours for this tour, there is a lot to see!

  • Bremen City Bus Tour

    3. Bremen City Bus Tour

    Learn about Bremen and hear the highlights of its 1,200 years of history on an informative 1.5-hour tour. Explore the past and the present of the Free Hanseatic City of Bremen from the comfort of a luxury tour bus. Hear many fascinating stories from the guide along the way. This tour is a convenient way to see the city’s landmarks and monuments, and is informative and entertaining. See the statue of Roland, facing the cathedral in Market Square, and find out how old Roland is. Learn what the Bremen flag is called. Marvel at the 146-meter-high Fallturm drop tower at the University of Bremen.

    Nice 1 and half an hour of touring main sites of bremen with knowledge and experienced English speaker gentleman

  • Tour of Bremen’s Underworld

    4. Tour of Bremen’s Underworld

    Join this tour through the underground of Bremen and enter premises accessed only ever by a few. Dare to look beneath the surface of Bremen. You have the choice of 2 different tours to explore the city's underworld. Saturday Tour: Your journey into the underworld of the Hanseatic city begins at the elephant statue. Descend into the crypt and learn interesting facts about its history and present-day use. Head to the only underground street in the city of Bremen. This was used for the underground supply of the surrounding shops and was unknown to the Bremen police for a long time. Cross the Bremen ramparts on the way to the Church of Our Lady, where at least 8 bunkers are located. In the Church of Our Lady, visit the crypt used as a tomb in the Middle Ages. Finally, the tour takes you into the scenic basement of the Bremen Theater. See all sorts of props and exciting te...

  • Bremen: Old Town 2-Hour Tour with Costumed Performer

    5. Bremen: Old Town 2-Hour Tour with Costumed Performer

    Immerse yourself in the history and present day of the second oldest city republic in the world and meet eccentric originals and off-kilter oddballs. Discover Bremen and its inhabitants on this staged tour of the old town. Bremen makes a puzzling impression with a vanished river and a secret main street yet at the same time presents itself as a cosmopolitan city in tune with the times. On this tour, discover what Rockefeller has to do with the Bremen Cathedral, whether Roland squints, and why Bremen is both rich and poor at the same time. On this special tour you explore the town hall, Böttcherstraße, the Schlachte, and Schnoor with a performer as your guide, who will bring imaginary and real stories to life and create an emotional approach to themes and stories. Explore Bremen from Marktplatz to the documentation center Ostertorwache, formerly the most modern prison in Germany.

  • The Dark Side of Bremen: Killers and Criminals

    6. The Dark Side of Bremen: Killers and Criminals

    Discover the dark side of Bremen, off the beaten path of tourists, and learn all about the criminal activities that have happened in the city and become infamous throughout the country. Visit what was formerly the most modern prison in Germany, built in 1900, and see the criminal archives with your guide to discover more about the historic crimes, deadly murders and elaborate heists. Visit the sites of sentencings and executions and hear blood-curdling tales of all manner of misdeeds. Investigate the murder that wasn't, yet which still constituted a crime. Learn how explosive fire extinguishers can be and think like a criminal as you figure out the puzzling death of a burglar.

  • Bremen: Night Watchman Guided Tour for Children (in German)

    7. Bremen: Night Watchman Guided Tour for Children (in German)

    Follow the night watchman on his tour through the city after dark. Let him give you an account of his duty and the untoward activities he is confronted with every night. Learn what everyday life, food and drink, childhood and school were like in past centuries. Listen to the watchman’s stories, as he takes you from Bremen market square through the Böttcherstraße to the Schnoor. Beware not to lose your group, though. Because if you do, you might easily be suspected of having committed a crime or fall victim to of one of the many dangers unbeknownst to today. At the end of the tour, back in present-day Bremen, you will have learned a lot about the long gone history of the old Hanseatic city as the night watchman, who makes sure doors and city gates are properly locked, will be able to tell tales of things the honest citizen woulnd't even know existed.

  • Bremen: Walking Tour of Historic Schnoor District

    8. Bremen: Walking Tour of Historic Schnoor District

    Enjoy a relaxing shared or private walking tour through Bremen's historical Schnoor neighborhood. The first-known written reference to Schnoor dates back to the 13th century. At this time, a Franciscan monastery was built on the edge of what is now the Schnoor district. Today, only the monastery church remains. The present Catholic St. John's Church was built in the 14th century, in a redbrick Gothic style. Many houses from the 17th and 18th centuries are still preserved in their original state, giving a romantic feeling of life during earlier times. During the walking tour, see some of the oldest remaining profane buildings, such as "Haus Schnoor 15," also known as "Brasilhaus," and "Packhaus Schnoor 2," dating back to the 15th century. Take a look at some of these houses, recreated according to historical specifications. Admire the half-timbered house with the tea room or the buildin...

    Very interesting tour of the beautiful Bremen old town... with its narrow streets and pretty houses’ facades... very friendly and knowledgeable guide...

  • Bremen: In the Steps of the Bremen Town Musicians

    9. Bremen: In the Steps of the Bremen Town Musicians

    Discover the old town of Bremen and see the highlights of the city around the marketplace. Follow the footsteps of the Bremen Town Musicians and admire the Bremen Cathedral. Begin at the sculpture of the Town Musicians by Gerhard Marcks and learn all about the fairy tale by the Brothers Grimm. See the imposing Rathaus and the Haus der Bürgerschaft, where the local government works daily. Admire the Bremen Cathedral, a romantic church built of sandstone and brick in the 11th century. In the late 19th century, it was renovated in its original style with 2 towers in the west and a neoromantic crossing tower. The cathedral has been under a historic preservation order since 1973.

  • Bremen: Guided Walking Tour of Böttcherstraße

    10. Bremen: Guided Walking Tour of Böttcherstraße

    Experience an informative walking tour of Bremen's Böttcherstraße. Now one of the most popular sights of the city and under monumental protection since 1973, Böttcherstraße and its buildings are a rare example of Expressionist architecture. In 1902, Ludwig Roselius, influenced by the owner, purchased Haus Nr. 6 on Böttcherstraße (today the Ludwig-Roselius-Museum) and erected the administrative center of his company, from which Kaffee HAG later emerged. Roselius then acquired multiple other properties on Böttcherstraße. Between 1930 and 1931, Bernhard Hoetger built the "Atlantis House," based on the utopian story of the fabled city of Atlantis. Built with geometric forms of glass, wood and steel, the house has an Art Deco style; the staircase and "Himmelssaal" remain original and significant examples of German architecture between the World Wars.

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What people are saying about Bremen

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 1,761 reviews

We Bückeburgers have already been to Bremen a few times. But the exciting stories of the 'night watchman' were an enrichment, probably for each of the inquisitive visitors to learn about history, bizarre and piquant things about the medieval life of the city of Bremen. The tour through the wonderful alleys of the Schnoorviertel with the half-timbered and artfully brick houses was a real pleasure. Visitors to the city of Bremen should definitely miss this experience! Always my pleasure!

The Guide was great! You can see how much love and appreciation he has for this beautiful city. There was no time for boredom during this tour. Absolute recommendation! PS. You probably should plan a bit more than 2 Hours for this tour, there is a lot to see!

The guide was an amazing charming person with excellent story telling skills. Loved the way he explained and covered all the location.

Nice 1 and half an hour of touring main sites of bremen with knowledge and experienced English speaker gentleman

It's an incredibly interesting tour, with unexpected surprises.