Things to do & places to visit in State of Bremen, Germany

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State of Bremen #14 destination in Germany 2023. The average rating score is 4.39 based on 18.2k traveler reviews, of 60 attractions. Timezone: Europe/Berlin, current date and time: Sunday, April 14, 2024, 23:16.

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  1. 5.0 Zaubertheater Bremen (356 reviews)
    - Sehr unterhaltsam
    Spent 1-2 hours Theaters
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    Ein lustiger Entertainer und tolle Zaubertricks in einem intimen Rahmen. Kurzweilig, trotz 2x45 Minuten. See more..
  2. 5.0 Phil Porter – Fotograf in Bremen (112 reviews)
    - Unique, must see!
    Sunday: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM Spent < 1 hour Art Museums
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    Phil Porter presents: Schnoor One - Cabinet of Curiosities Photo-Exhibition, Shop and Store in the Schnoor Quarter. Art, Antiques and Vintage-Design, Photographs and much more. THU - FR 11:00 - 18:00 SA - SU 10:00 - 18:00 Entrance free See more..
  3. 4.5 Schnoor Viertel (2.742 reviews)
    - Charming fairy tale cobbled street!
    Sunday: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM Points of Interest & Landmarks
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    This is a long, like string, street with a fairy tale small picturesque houses. You will find here many charming coffee shops, restaurants and boutique shops. It is crowded here so go Sunday morning when this place is deserted. Must visit when in Bremen! See more..
  4. 4.5 Historische Altstadt (1.290 reviews)
    - Enhanced by the evening sun
    Points of Interest & Landmarks • Historic Walking Areas
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    The historical town square was beautiful on a July evening. The sun glistened off the buildings - lovely. See more..
  5. 4.5 Marktplatz (1.170 reviews)
    - Christmas Market
    Points of Interest & Landmarks
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    Visited Marktplatz in December and got to see one of the best contemporary Christmas markets in Germany. The central square was beautifully decorated with the imposing town hall and Church looming over at either ends. Do try out 'Feuerzangenbowle' which is the local drink and it gives you the much needed warmth on a cold winter night. You can't miss the shop as its the most crowded one you will find ;) A short walk from Marktplatz will also take you to the river front and the medieval Christmas market which is equally thrilling but a completely different experience. See more..
  6. 4.5 Bremen Town Hall (965 reviews)
    - Stunning - guided tour inside recommended
    Sunday: Historic Sites • Architectural Buildings • Government Buildings
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    The outside is beautiful, but what's really stunning is the inside. Original works of art, model ships hanging from the ceiling, and an amazing hand-carved spiral staircase and other furniture. Our guide was very knowledgeable and demonstrated a love for his profession and the Rathaus. You'll certainly learn a lot. You can pay for the guided tour by going to Tourist-Information Böttcherstraße 4. The tour lasts about one hour and is given several times a day. Tour costs 7 Euro and is offered in English or German. Highly recommended. See more..
  7. 4.5 Deutsches Auswandererhaus (897 reviews)
    - Best Museum About the German Immigration Experience
    Sunday: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM Spent 2-3 hours Speciality Museums
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    In Europe’s largest and most modern theme museum on the topic of emigration, the German Emigration Center, Bremerhaven (Deutsches Auswandererhaus), you can authentically follow the paths of 7 Million Europeans who left their homeland via the port of Bremerhaven, Germany in search for a better life in the New World and begin a personal search for your own ancestors using our state of the art research facilities. Opening hours: March - October daily 10:00-18:00, November - February daily 10:00-17:00 See more..
  8. 4.5 St. Peter's Cathedral (St. Petri Dom) (801 reviews)
    - A lot of decorative frescos
    Religious Sites
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    A large and well decorated interior. The stained glass windows are quite modern, while the fresco painting which there are a lot of are true to the period. The ceiling is nicely decorated as well. Due to Covid-19 the towers were closed and so was the crypt, so we just got to see the main church area. See more..
  9. 4.5 Burgerpark (662 reviews)
    - Wonderland
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    such an amazing place. I visited this gorgeous park on 23rd April 2022 and at some point, I didn't feel like going back home. Wonderful things to see, the lake, the animals, a nice environment to relax and have a good time. I got lots of awesome pictures too. Burgerpark is a wonder................. See more..
  10. 4.5 Universum Bremen (510 reviews)
    - Really nice interactive science museum
    Sunday: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM Spent More than 3 hours Speciality Museums • Science Museums
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    In Universum® Bremen you go on an extraordinary journey of discovery into the world of science. More than 250 exhibits let you experience and understand scientific phenomena up close and with all your senses. The three subject areas Technology, Humans and Nature are waiting to be explored. Have fun! You can explore in the open air as well! More fascinating stations on the subjects of water and wind invite you into the outdoor area. Do you know the Sky Window in our tower “Turm der Lüfte”? The 27 metres high tower does not only offer a great view over Bremen but also surprises with further interesting exhibits to try out and explore. Up high! Striking experiments will amaze you in our daily science shows – this is science with a guaranteed fun factor. Small and big explorers should not miss these shows while on their visit to Universum® Bremen! See more..
  11. 4.5 Böttcherstraße (482 reviews)
    - Impressive
    Points of Interest & Landmarks
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    Boettcherstrasse is an example of Bremen architecture of begining of twentieth century. It looks rich and impressive. There are museums, cafes and hand craft stores. The street is narow and can get crowded and a bit of patience and tolerance is needed yet is the visit there an enjoyable experience. It is one of Bremen must see. See more..
  12. 4.5 Schlachte (478 reviews)
    - Perfect spot for summer evening
    Points of Interest & Landmarks
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    Schlachte is lovely in nice weather. On the weekends always full of people. There are many beer gardens with overpriced beer. I recommend getting one at kiosk and sitting down by the river. Same effect for quarter of the price. See more..
  13. 4.5 Der Bremer Roland (347 reviews)
    - Town privileges sign
    Spent < 1 hour Monuments & Statues
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    Roland statues are typical for northen and eastern Germany. In middle age it was a sign of town privileges, nowadays it is a prove of a long history of the city. Bremer Roland is more richly decorated than other Rolands I have seen so far and unlike in other towns it stands in open space. It is definitelly worth to see. Unfortunately it seems to be favorite spot for tourists guides to stop and tell there long stories so there is always bunch of people around the statue. See more..
  14. 4.5 U-Boot Wilhelm Bauer (332 reviews)
    - One of the best submarines to visit
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    This is in fantastic condition. It’s a self guided tour at your own speed. Cost is 3.50 euros. Tickets are on sale at the front of the sub where there is a small gift shop. The lady behind the counter is very helpful and speaks good English as my German is very poor. Wouldn’t recommend if you don’t like small spaces or struggle getting through the hatches. But if you can it’s well worth a visit. Take your time to read the information as it is very fascinating to realise how many crew were on the sub during operation. As there are only about 4 surviving u boats from ww2 this is the best. See more..
  15. 4.5 Viewing Platform SAIL City (303 reviews)
    - Top View on a Good Day
    Sunday: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM Observation Decks & Towers
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    There are no entry personel , you buy your ticker from a machine inside the door. The entrance is not connected to the hotel you have to go round the side. You then have to wait for the lift, which in Covid times, means the queue can stretch to the outside, as only two people (unless from same household) can use the lift at the same time. There are no alternative stairs. The lift journey is limited to the entry and exit floors , so fairly quick. Once you are up , there are markungs and a one-way system which are not difficult to follow. The view is fabulous., you see the Weser estuary spread out on one side, you finally understand how big the harbour is, and how water dominates the living /office spaces aound here. There are explainatory tables of landmarks. We were glad we took the time to get this view. See more..
  16. 4.5 Schaufenster Fischereihafen (259 reviews)
    - Nice for a short stroll + lunch
    Speciality Museums
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    It's pretty small so don't expect too much, but it's a nice place where you can get really good fish for a decent price. See more..
  17. 4.5 Übersee-Museum Bremen (234 reviews)
    - Good trip for a rainy day
    Sunday: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM Spent 2-3 hours Speciality Museums
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    Fascination. Distant Places. In the Ubersee-Museum Bremen you can immerse yourself in distant continents, where you will experience fascinating cultural spheres and natural areas with unique exhibits from around the world. Live plants and superb dioramas contribute to the special atmosphere of the Ubersee-Museum. Ample seating accommodation and the Ubersee restaurant invite you to stay. The Ubersee-Museum in Bremen offers a myriad of possibilities to explore the mysteries of foreign cultures: guided tours, rallies, workshops and plenty more. A museum experience for every age and all senses! See more..
  18. 4.5 GOP Variete-Theater Bremen (233 reviews)
    - Wonderful Vaudeville
    Sunday: 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM Spent 2-3 hours Theaters • Cabarets
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    Be enchanted by outstanding artists, enjoy the unique ambiance of our theatre and let yourself be pampered by cordial hospitality. Discover entertainment at its best through spectacular performances and superb comedy. World-class artists and entertainers will touch your heart and seduce your senses. The GOP offers a new show every two months and thus features a new ensemble of international artists on a regular basis. With a great amount of love, passion, creativity and attention to detail, our exceptional artists perform the art of variety theatre in all its facets: witty, artistic, spectacular. Moreover, you have the opportunity to savour the culinary highlights of our sophisticated cuisine - after all, the GOP seeks to entertain all of your senses! See more..
  19. 4.5 Deutsches Schiffahrts Museum (211 reviews)
    - Surprisingly pleasurable experience!!
    Sunday: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM Spent 1-2 hours Points of Interest & Landmarks • Science Museums • History Museums
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    The German Maritime Museum / Leibniz Institute for Maritime History (DSM) in Bremerhaven has set itself the task of exploring the relationship between man and sea and making it possible to experience it in exhibitions. It is one of eight Leibniz research museums in Germany. With more than 80 employees and trainees and around 8000 square metres of covered exhibition space, it is one of the largest maritime museums in Europe. The DSM is currently in a state of flux and combines a building renovation and the construction of a research depot with a comprehensive new concept for all exhibition and research areas. During this phase, which lasts until 2021, the building will remain open - with a varied programme, changing special exhibitions and events. The more than 600-year-old Bremer Kogge and the museum ships in the outdoor area can also continue to be visited. See more..
  20. 4.5 Kunsthalle Bremen (204 reviews)
    - Well worth a visit
    Sunday: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM Art Museums
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    Kunsthalle Bremen Only a few minutes away from the market place is the Kunsthalle Bremen. Over the course of its 180 year history, it has developed into a museum with an international reputation. In 1823, 34 art-loving citizens established the Kunstverein Bremen [Bremen Arts Society] which still runs the institution as a private supporting organisation today, sponsored by regular subsidies from the Bremen municipality. The collection of paintings centres on French and German art of the nineteenth and twentieth century. Along with other European works of the fifteenth and nineteenth century, they fill the gallery on the upper floor. Special highlights are the many paintings by Paula Modersohn-Becker, Max Beckmann, Lovis Corinth, Max Liebermann, and Eugène Delacroix. The Department of Prints and Drawings holds about 200,000 sheets, including hand drawings, aquarelles, and printed graphs of the fifteenth to twentieth century, and is thus one of the major institutions of its kind in Europe. Sculptures, including ones by Auguste Rodin, are presented in the Large Gallery on the ground floor. On the top floor an exclusive artwork by John Cage is exhibited. See more..
  21. 4.5 Museen Boettcherstrasse (191 reviews)
    - Don't Miss This
    Art Museums
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    It was constructed in the mid-1920s and chimes/plays music on a certain schedule throughout the day. There are easily one dozen panels that are displayed throughout the cycle of operation. It's always crowded to see this so get there early enough to get a good place to see it--the panels change on the upper left of the building. It takes about 15 minutes for the full cycle. The street is uneven cobblestones so careful walking. See more..
  22. 4.5 U-Boot Bunker Valentin (161 reviews)
    - U-boot bunker mueseum that’s well worth a visit
    Sunday: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM Spent 1-2 hours Points of Interest & Landmarks
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    An interesting piece of history, displaying the scale and magnitude of how an idea can influence the lives of thousands of people. The bunker itself is massive, a real concrete monster I’ve never seen before. The addmission is free of charge, and there’s a free parking area. The tour areas are nice and tidy and there’s also a possibility to use audio guide feature for free. A place surely worth a visit if you find yourself in the area. See more..
  23. 4.5 Bremer Geschichtenhaus (143 reviews)
    - A real treat - interesting way to learn about the city state
    Sunday: 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM History Museums
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    We were recommended the Geschichtenhaus by the tourist information office in Bremen. It is a large old building which has been turned into a series of stage sets where different people - all in appropriate costume - tell stories of different episodes in the life of the city, giving a clear vision of how a town developed into a cosmopolitan free state. In order to make the most of a visit here, some understanding of German is necessary as all the accounts were in German - and some were tricky to understand because of dialect. Highly recommended! See more..
  24. 4.5 Schutting (114 reviews)
    - Glistening in the sun
    Sunday: Historic Sites
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    This is a beautiful building. It’s appearance was greatly enhanced by the evening July sun glistening and highlighting the gold! See more..
  25. 4.5 Container-Aussichtsturm (111 reviews)
    - We enjoyed it
    Temporarily closed - Closed until further notice Spent < 1 hour Points of Interest & Landmarks • Observation Decks & Towers
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    Container Look-Out-Platform - The harbor world in the view. The platform, consisting of containers with the dimensions of 8 x 40 feet and 4 x 20 feet, promises a panoramic view of the Container-Terminal, Auto-Terminal, shipyard, locks and the Cruise Ship Terminal from an elevation of approximately 15 m. Fitments: binoculars and map (under glas) with discription. See more..
  26. 4.5 Glockenspiel House (101 reviews)
    - Nice to see
    Points of Interest & Landmarks
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    This little carillon is nothing spectacular but nice to see. I had a good luck that I arrived to this place when bells were chiming just by coincidence otherwise I could miss it as in the period from January till March they only chime 3 times a day (rest of the year every hour). I visited Bremen at the begining of March wenn traveling was obviously already affected by Corona yet the place was packed. I think it might be useful to plan visit in advance and come a bit earlier to be able to see the spectacle in the time of normal tourists traffic. See more..
  27. 4.5 Botanika (94 reviews)
    - "Wonderful journey in between flowers from around the world"
    Nature & Wildlife Areas • Gardens
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    Lovely botanical garden located in the middle of the rhododendron park. It is especially worth doing the visit if you come to the park at a time where there are no flowers outside. Note that the entry price is a little expensive (10 euros). Lovely bonus: tea offered during the visit, makes the trip even more magical! See more..
  28. 4.5 Historisches Museum Bremerhaven (60 reviews)
    - Family History Lesson!
    Sunday: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM History Museums
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    Let me start off by saying that this place is very special to me because of my family history so I may be biased. My dad worked out of this very port from a ship called "The Seven Seas." He was a steward on the ship. My family immigrated to the US on that same ship from the same port. (They were from Bremerhaven) Very interesting museum. Head phones came in many languages. They did a very good job trying to create the feel of a passage. Highly recommend for history buffs! See more..
  29. 4.5 Wallanlagen Park (49 reviews)
    - Great
    Sunday: 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM Spent 2-3 hours Parks
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    A really nice park to walk around in. There's also a beautiful wind mill in it. Walking along the river makes for a really nice stroll See more..
  30. 4.5 Bremer Freimarkt (47 reviews)
    - Bremen Freimarkt
    Cultural Events
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    For 17 days every October, about 4 million revelers arrive at Bremer Freimarkt to ride ferris wheels, roller coasters, and ghost trains and feed on fried dough, spicy liquorice, and smoked eel. One of the oldest fairs in Germany, the event first took place in 1035. Of course, it's changed a great deal over that time, with blacksmiths, jugglers, and storytellers giving way to fireworks, cotton candy, and a parade of creatively and colorfully decorated floats. The modern version of Freimarkt runs with delirious energy, as merrymakers sway to rock bands in tents and zip among more than 300 attractions on the neon-lit fairscape. See more..
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