Böttcherstraße

Böttcherstraße: Our most recommended tours and activities

Bremen: Guided Tour of City Center

1. 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.

Bremen: Old Town 2-Hour Tour with Costumed Performer

2. 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.

Bremen: Guided Walking Tour of Böttcherstraße

3. 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.

Bremen: Private Walking Tour with a Professional Guide

4. Bremen: Private Walking Tour with a Professional Guide

Experience the beauty of Bremen on a private walking tour with a guide. Learn about the area while visiting famous places like the Town Hall, Roland Statue, old town, and many more. You will start the tour near the Town Hall, a UNESCO World Heritage site. See the statue of Roland, another UNESCO Heritage Site located right in front of the town hall. Your guide will tell you the history of the first holy Roman emperor Charlemagne. Continue to the 1200 years old protestant Cathedral of St. Peter. After entering the cathedral, you will be mesmerized by the finely painted details on the ceiling. Explore the narrow streets and admire the statue of the Bremen town musicians. You will hear the story written by the Brothers Grimm from your guide. Next, immerse yourself into the vibe of Böttcherstraße, the incredible Art Nouveau street dating from the 1920s. Another point of interest is the Schnoor Quarter, one of the loveliest little corners of Bremen. Stroll through the twisting lanes, and winding alleys to explore the boutiques, restaurants, and galleries. This part of the town was a fishermen's quarter which later became a red-light district. Discover all the highlights of this fairy tale place in an exciting half-day walking tour that will take you back to your childhood.

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What people are saying about Böttcherstraße

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 601 reviews

We had a great guide who took us past the main attractions around the central square area. At each stop he was able to give great information about history, culture, current events, architecture, etc. and confidently answer questions. In addition to giving all the standard information, our guide was full of little side stories and anecdotes from his own experiences or from the history books that really made the tour more engaging. With limited time in Bremen, this tour was a great way to be introduced to the city.

Our guide was very knowledgeable and kept us entertained, If you have a limited knowledge of Bremen like we did this is a must

I had a guided tour with Guido - he was absolutely amazing. Loved every moment of it.

Great overview of the city. Guide was knowledgeable.

Great tour of the city with a knowledgeable guide!