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Bremen: Bremen's Underground Guided Tour

1. Bremen: Bremen's Underground Guided Tour

Join this tour through the underground of Bremen and enter premises accessed only ever by a few. Dare to look beneath the surface of Bremen. You have the choice of 2 different tours to explore the city's underworld. Unterwelten 1: Your journey into the underworld of the Hanseatic city begins at the elephant statue. Descend into the crypt and learn interesting facts about its history and present-day use. Next, make your way to the huge ground-level air-raid shelter at the central station. It was built in the 1940s, and later on, at the hightime of the Cold War, changed into an ABC-Bunker. Cross the Bremen ramparts on the way to the Church of Our Lady, where at least 8 bunkers are located. Thanks to historical photos, you will understand how these bunkers looked-alike. In the Church of Our Lady, visit the crypt used as a tomb in the Middle Ages.Finally, the tour takes you into the scenic basement of the Bremen Theater. See all sorts of props and exciting technology here before making your way back from underground to the surface. Unterwelten 2: Your journey begins at Bremen's first und only underground street. This was used for the underground supply of the surrounding shops and was unknown to the Bremen police for a long time. At the Central Station, thanks to historical photos, you will understand what was once under the green court of the Overseas Museum and why the Central Station was not destroyed during the Second World War. Next, make your way to Bremen's freight yard. At the depot, you'll find the former banana ripening halls of the fruit yard, where before WW1, inhabitants of Bremen could satisfy their cravings for exotic fruits. Your tour ends at the huge ABC Hochbunker on Admiralstraße. Descend into the Hochbunker and discover the history of WWII air-raid shelters and the development of the bunker during the 20th century.

Bremen: Walking Tour in German with Night Guard

2. Bremen: Walking Tour in German with Night Guard

Discover the dark streets of Bremen accompanied by a night guard carrying a lantern, horn and axe. But be careful to stay with your group since no one knows what might happen. Learn more about the city's exciting past on a walking tour. Find out more about historical misconducts and the long-gone times of Bremen, an old Hanseatic city. Listen to stories unknown to the ordinary citizen, as only the night guard checked the proper closing of doors and gates. Travel back in time and visit the Bremen Market Square and the Böttcherstraße up to the Schnoor while listening to the tales told by the night guard.

Bremen: Guided Tour of City Center

3. 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: 3-Hour Beck's Brewery Tour

4. Bremen: 3-Hour Beck's Brewery Tour

Learn about the art of brewing beer at the famous Beck's and Haake-Beck visitors center in Bremen on a 3-hour guided tour in German and English. Start with a visit to the brewery museum to discover the history of this famous brewery and its well-known brands. Then visit the raw material rooms and brew house. Continue to the malt silos and fermentation and storage tanks to see the process of beer production up close. Watch 2 different 10-minute films about beer making in the brewery's own cinema. You will then be invited to test 3 of the beers in the guest room. Soft drinks are available if you prefer.

Bremen: Universum Science Center Entrance Ticket

5. Bremen: Universum Science Center Entrance Ticket

Step inside Universum Bremen and become a scientist and explorer for the day. Check out the numerous different exhibits that will help you to learn more about the human body, nature, and technology. There's also a special exhibition and outdoor area for you to explore. In the technology area, find out more about the workings of everyday objects such as toasters, electric toothbrushes, and mobile phones. Learn about the gearing mechanisms, electric motors, and the effect of signal transmission through the interactive exhibits. The human area will show you a new side of yourself and require you to use all of your senses. Test your communicative abilities and perception as you learn things about yourself and your body from a new perspective. Discover the natural world in the next section. Explore fascinating natural phenomena and learn more about why the world exists as it does. Why is grass green? Why are mountains pointed? What do polar lights and fireflies have in common? Find out the answers to these questions and more.

Bremen: City Sightseeing Bus Tour

6. Bremen: City Sightseeing Bus Tour

Learn about Bremen and hear the highlights of its 1,200 years of history on an informative bus tour. Explore the past and the present of the Free Hanseatic City of Bremen from your seat, and come across iconic local landmarks. Hop on the bus and begin your ride, hearing fascinating stories from the guide along the way. Pass by all of the city’s landmarks and monuments, as you hear about their unique history. See the statue of Roland, facing the cathedral in Market Square, and find out how old Roland is. Learn what the Bremen flag is called and marvel at the 146-meter-high Fallturm drop tower at the University of Bremen.

The Dark Side of Bremen: Killers and Criminals

7. The Dark Side of Bremen: Killers and Criminals

Discover the dark side of Bremen, off the beaten path of tourists, and learn all about the criminal activities that have happened in the city and become infamous throughout the country. Visit what was formerly the most modern prison in Germany, built in 1900, and see the criminal archives with your guide to discover more about the historic crimes, deadly murders and elaborate heists. Visit the sites of sentencings and executions and hear blood-curdling tales of all manner of misdeeds. Investigate the murder that wasn't, yet which still constituted a crime. Learn how explosive fire extinguishers can be and think like a criminal as you figure out the puzzling death of a burglar.

Bremen: Walking Tour of Historic Schnoor District

8. Bremen: Walking Tour of Historic Schnoor District

Enjoy a relaxing shared or private 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.

Bremen: Outdoor Escape Game in the Old Town

9. Bremen: Outdoor Escape Game in the Old Town

Take the escape room outside and have Bremen Old Town be the backdrop of your mission. Decipher codes and follow the steps as you work your way through Bremen and complete the mission. You will be given an iPad at the beginning of the escape room challenge and use it to solve the puzzles and chat with the game master as you solve the challenge piece by piece. The neighborhood offers the perfect territory for enthusiastic thinkers. Be inspired by the cityscape, decipher architectural codes and find the missing elements to solve your mission along the way.

BremenCARD

10. BremenCARD

Get the keys to the city of Bremen with a 1, 2, 3 or 4-day BremenCARD. The ticket will allow you to explore the city at your own pace, without the worry of having to pay extra every time you use the buses, trams and regional trains. All local public transport in Bremen and Bremen-Nord is free of charge. The pass is available as an individual card or a two-person card.

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What people are saying about Bremen

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4.6 / 5

based on 3,058 reviews

The guide was knowledgeable about the city and its history. The places visited were amazing and the guide was able to keep the the interest of the people taking the tour.

The tour was great fun. I did it together with a group of exchange students in English. They had great fun. It was very entertaining and interesting.

One of my best brewery tours to date. The tour was full of information that was given in such a fun manner. It kept my interested the whole time.

It was 30 of December, so tour in english was only with three people, si it was excellent :)

Kind and smart guide. Beautiful locations, even in the rain!