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“History lesson”

Bremen Town Hall (Rathaus)
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Marketplace and Dom Tour
Ranked #9 of 127 things to do in Bremen
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Reviewed 4 May 2014

The Rathaus tour does not cover a lot of rooms inside the old town hall. You do get a good sense of Bremen's history. And the rooms you do visit are very beautiful.

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Reviewed 24 April 2014

Lovely to see old buildings like this in Germany. Beautiful
town hall and city. Not sure if it is possible to go inside.

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Reviewed 23 April 2014 via mobile

An imposing presence in Bremen market place, it is little wonder UNESCO awarded Bremen town hall (together with the neighbouring Roland statue) World Heritage status. It's truly beautiful ; an architectural melting pot of gothic, renaissance and new renaissance design. A one-hour tour for two people costs a very reasonable €10 with tickets available for purchase from the nearby tourist information office. Tours are scheduled for 11am, 12noon, 3pm and 4pm on the day of our visit (a Tuesday). Officially this is a German/English speaking tour and our guide easily slipped between both languages as well as French! There are three principal rooms to see; each with their own highlights from the secret 'gold room'to the Kaiser's personal chamber. Questions are welcomed and knowledgeably answered, with the whole experience superbly paced so as to afford leisurely browsing and ample photo opportunities. A visit to this seat of parliament and democracy is simply a must for visitors to Bremen.

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Reviewed 20 April 2014

You will find the city hall prominently in the old Market Square. The facade is built two centuries later than the building itself and it is elaborate and beautiful - likely so to be able to represent the proud city of Bremen. Next to the St Peter's Cathedral it is probably the second most photographed building of old Bremen.

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Reviewed 31 March 2014

While we had friends and family visit us, we decided to show them a wonderful and very important part of Bremen: the town hall. This magical, almost out of a fairy tale building was built in the beginning of the 15th century, and has lived through both the world wars mostly due to the love and pride of the citizens of Bremen, who covered the whole building with wood, to protect it from harm. That's why when you visit the heart of Bremen, you really feel like maybe time travel is indeed possible, and you have just stepped through a magic portal into a long forgotten era.
The town hall can only be visited with a guided tour. These are held almost every day at 11:00, 12:00, 15:00 and 16:00. The city of Bremen has a very nice website(http://www.bremen-tourism.de), where you can prebook your tickets (if 4 or less people are visiting). But you can also buy tickets over the phone, in which case they will need your credit card or EC (local) card details for payment. You can get the tickets shipped to you, if you have enough time, but I advise you to just pick them up yourself at the Bremen tourism office (almost visible from the city hall, on the opposite side of the square).
The tour lasts abut 1 hour and you hear lots of interesting things about the building and the history surrounding it. If you leave the tour before the next exact hour, then try to make it to the end of Böttcherstrasse, to hear the bells ring for the exact time.
Please check out the pictures i uploaded to make sure you go to the right entrance of the building for the tour. If you are late, you might still be let in, but it's not guaranteed. I recommend visiting the Schnoor area after the tour for a magical round-up of the most important things to see. Oh, and of course: don't forget to rub the donkey's feet for good luck (opposite side of the building, from where the tour entrance is). The most easily accessible tram stop is Domsheide (city center) from here you can get to the main railway station with many trams (4, 6, 8) and busses (24, 25) in 6 minutes, or to the airport with tram number 6 in about 11 minutes. If you are coming by car, i recommend parking at the Violenstrasse parking house, run by Brepark - so if you have an Easy Card, you will enjoy added bonus for choosing this place.

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