Bremen Old Town
Bremen is such a quaint little place. I was doing some research and came across pictures of Bremen and its gorgeous little medieval streets and thought this would be a good place to explore on my own. Plus Bremen is only an hour’s flight from Stansted airport, so very easy to get to for me as I live less than 30 mins from Stansted.
I booked two nights here, but as Bremen is so small you only really need a day to wander round and get to know the place. Strolling up from the main train station, the Hauptbanhof, to the city centre, I came across the beautiful Am Wall Windmill in Wallanlagen Park. The Windmill now houses a cafe and restaurant and you can sit outside on the terrace and look out over the vast expanse of flowers that carpet the park.
Bremen is in Lower Saxony in Northern Germany and parts of it date back 1200 years with pretty little half-timbered houses from the 15th and 16th centuries. Bremen itself is a World Heritage Site due to its wealth of history and has tiny medieval streets in the Schnoor District, now housing fabulous little shops.
Schnoor District Medieval House
One of the most famous sights is the Town Musicians, a bronze statue near the Market Square, created in 1951 by the artist Gerhard Marcks. It depicts the fairy story by the Brothers Grimm which I’ve linked here as it’s a nice little story! The Bremen Town Musicians.
TRAVEL TIPS FOR BREMEN
Getting to Bremen is easy from Stansted Airport, it only takes an hour’s flight as it’s in the North of Germany.
Bremen Airport is only 3.5 km from the main town centre.
You can get a No. 6 Tram from the airport which takes approximately 10 minutes and costs EUR 2.50.