Though it has not gone too long from the “most wonderful time of the year”, it feels like was fast forward spent. At least, for me… I have this feeling every year in January when I think the time goes slowly at the beginning of the year and everybody is wistful and looks back with nostalgia to winter holidays.
As Bremen is one of the most attractive touristic cities from Germany and one of my favourites, I thought to show it to you after New Year as the holiday is almost over. I guess I have seen it at least eight times in the last three years since I’ve moved in. We’re just a few kilometres away from it.
Of course, it’s amazing to visit the Christmas Market, but I haven’t got here before Christmas as most of the Christmas Markets close around 22nd – 23rd December. I have visited the Christmas Market for the first time two years ago and it was like in fairy tales. You gotta see it at least once in a lifetime. Just put it on your list and you won’t be disappointed. Most people don’t know much about Bremen, but the story of Grimm brothers. I thought it was a very small town famous for its “musicians” only. Well, it’s much more than that. Whether you decide to see it in winter or in summer, it’s fascinating, believe me.
I was impressed since I saw the Central Station. It’s similar to the one from Cologne, but a little bit smaller.
Leaving the Main Station, going to Marktplatz (Market Square) on the way to Old Town, you’ll see the Wallangen Park with Am Wall Windmill (dating over 100 years old), open for visitors as a restaurant.
A few steps further coming out the shopping area with Knochenhauerstrasse and Sögestrasse with its famous group of pigs. Sögestrasse, in the Middle Age, was frequented by swineherds.
Don’t miss Lloyd Passage (Mall of Fame) for shopping. At the end of Sögestrasse begins Obernstrasse, the longest street for shopping in downtown Bremen.
One of the main attractive points from here are the City Hall and the Roland statue. They are part of Unesco World Heritage since 2004.
The Cathedral of St. Peter is another historical building which can be easily seen from afar.
The Chamber of Commerce is also, an impressive building into the style of the Renaissance of Flanders.
Parliament building designed in 1966 is open to visitors during the normal schedule of the State Parliament.
And, of course, not the last, you will meet here the famous musicians from the legend. Make a wish and touch the front feet of the donkey, otherwise if you touch one foot means two donkeys greet themselves.
The Christmas tree was still there though it was a few days after New Year.
New year, new plans, new objectives… Have you already made yours?