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Bremen: Walking Tour of Historic Schnoor District

Product ID: 49883
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Discover the medieval Schnoor neighborhood in Bremen's Old Town, with its small houses and narrow alleyways. Marvel at the many houses from the 17th and 18th centuries and discover more about the different styles of architecture.
About this activity
Duration 1 hour
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Live tour guide
German, English
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Experience

Highlights
  • Wander through the winding alleyways of Bremen's Schnoor quarter, where little houses are strung together like pearls on a string
  • Marvel at the beautiful old houses, dating back to the 14th century, and the different building styles
  • Walk past the narrow half-timbered houses near the Weser River and stroll by the goldsmiths and shops selling local handicrafts
Full description
Enjoy a relaxing guided 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 buildings that now consist only of facades, which once stood elsewhere.

Immerse yourself in the impressive architecture of classicism and historicism, Baroque and Renaissance, as you learn all about Schnoor and its inhabitants.
Includes
  • Guided walking tour through the Schnoor district
What’s Not Included
  • Food and drinks

When you get there

Meeting point

In front of "Die Glocke" concert hall at Domsheide 6, Bremen, 28195. Your guide will be waiting for you at the meeting point with a sign saying "Bremen Tour Guide."

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Know before you go
• Please note that the buildings viewed during this tour will only be seen from the outside