Saturday Excursion….. Bremen

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The Town Musicians of Bremen

I thought I would present you with another Saturday Excursion, an excursion to somewhere visited once but highlighted as a “must go Back to” location.

I have to admit that Bremen wasn’t really on my radar to visit….but a Day Tour ( a shuttle bus to the centre so we would be free to explore) had been organised from a cruise we were on, seemed a good idea, so we joined….and we were so glad we did.

Nor did I know anything much about Bremen, though I was aware and enjoyed the Brothers Grimm Fairy Story of The Town Musicians of Bremen, now honoured in a rather unique statue in the main square.

Situated in North West Germany on the mighty River Weser, Bremen is steeped in history.  It is a medieval and a modern City, a Cultural Centre and also very proud of its Hanseatic past.  Architecture matching the various styles over the Cities long history and Statues, like that of the mighty Roland, all worth more than a passing glance….plus some more modern creations.

The Schnoor district by the River is worth a visit all on its own.  Narrow streets, tall buildings, once warehouses, workshops for crafts people reliant on a marine trade plus Offices of Shipping Companies, Merchants, Importers and Agents.

Enjoyable as it was, one day was certainly not enough.  We couldn’t get into the magnificent Cathedral as it was closed for restoration work, nor did time allow to explore any of the many Art Galleries and Museums. So those alone are good reasons to return. What we did enjoy was exploring a rather smart city full of friendly folk, a city that had many styles. Oh! and I should say we also enjoyed the Coffee shops and the great choice of Restaurants.

So here is a quick visual excursion for you to join…

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The weather could have been better but it didn’t slow us down, though perhaps we did linger a little longer over lunch….  so with a farewell kiss, we did say ” we would go back “

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11th May

(C) David Oakes 2019

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