Guided tour

Bremen: Walking Tour of Historic Schnoor District

Activity provider: Bremen Tour Guide

Bremen: Walking Tour of Historic Schnoor District

Activity provider: Bremen Tour Guide

From US$ 15.73 per person

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 in your shared or private guided group.

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Duration 1 hour
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Live tour guide
German, English
Private group available

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 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.
Includes
  • Guided walking tour
  • Private tour (if option selected)
  • Food and drinks
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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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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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes

Know before you go

  • Please note that the buildings viewed during this tour will only be seen from the outside.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 /5

based on 194 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.9/5
  • Value for money
    4.7/5
  • Service
    4.8/5
  • Organization
    4.8/5

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Informative and varied tour through the Schnoor district. Lively stories and anecdotes presented by the guide at several stations. The time passed very quickly and there was never a feeling of boredom. We recommend. However, the price (200 €) is a bit too high for an hour tour. The performance was 5 stars.

October 6, 2020

Tour highly recommended

The tour of the Schnoorviertel was great: informative, entertaining and very well tailored to our group. The small stories and additional information allow you to experience a city in a completely different and much more intense way. Our guild Oliver Söhlke is highly recommended, as it tells an exciting story and reaches everyone in the group. We were with three generations (from 18 to 85) as part of a family tour in the Schnoorviertel (tour 1 hour) and everyone really liked it. Top recommendation!!!!

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September 30, 2018

Very interesting guide

The guide was sympathetic and enthusiastic of his city and we spend a fantastic moment ! Thank you !

March 26, 2017

Product ID: 49883