Bremen’s historic buildings, cosy alleyways and inviting squares make each visit an unforgettable experience. Founded back in the 8th century, Bremen is based on one of the oldest settlements in Northern Germany and quickly developed into one of the trade metropolises of the north. The Hanseatic city’s heyday was from the late Middle Ages until the 17th century and, with its focus on coffee and chocolate, another golden age arrived in the 19th and 20th century.

Much of the city centre can be explored on foot: the beautiful Marktplatz with its famous Roland statue and the unique town hall, the Romanesque/Gothic Cathedral and the medieval Schnoor quarter. Another highlight is Böttchergasse, a street that was developed under the wealthy coffee merchant Ludwig Roselius in the first half of the 20th century.

And all throughout the city, you will meet the four Town Musicians of Bremen (a donkey, a dog, a cat and a cockerel): in alleys, on squares and, of course, in the shape of the famous bronze statue by Gerhard Marcks next to the town hall.