Why You Need to Go to the Bremen, Germany in Stunning Images and Video

Bremen (along with Bremerhaven to the north) is actually its own state in Germany called the Free Hanseatic City of Bremen. It’s the smallest of the German states but still counts! Bremen is located in the northwest of Germany about one hour 15 minutes southwest of Hamburg and about 2 hours north of Bielefeld. If you are renting a car, the drive to Bremen is relatively simple – and there is plenty of parking downtown (as we experienced). Read more HERE
Bremen, Germany, is at once a modern university town and a port city with more than 1200 years of history. Its Old Town reflects its medieval and Renaissance past, but many of the old merchant houses are now restaurants, and neighborhoods where tradesmen lived have the same charming exteriors but are boutiques and art galleries inside. When the weather is nice, residents spill down the banks of the river at outdoor cafes and markets. Read more HERE
Schnoor, Bremen

The Schnoorkuller was our culinary introduction to Bremen’s oldest district – Schnoor. A cluster of 15th and 16th century colorful timber houses built tightly side-by-side as row houses in a line hence the word, Schnur, which is German for “line” or “string”.  Walking through Schnoor’s historic lanes felt like I’d time-traveled and was skipping across the pages of a children’s fairytale book.
A working class district through the centuries, artists and artisans have been living in this district since the Middle Ages and they still occupy those narrow picture-perfect rows. The whole morning was spent soaking up Schnoor and all its little nooks and crannies, hiding places and pleasant surprises about each corner. Read more HERE
Photo by TRXDesigns on flickr
“Schnoor quarter by night, Bremen / Germany (by Sven Brandes).”

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