Dates : 16th – 17th June 2018
Caravan park : Reisemobilplatz Am Kuhhirten
15 euros for 1 night until 2pm inc. Electricity
Water = 1euro for 80-100 litres / 10c for 5-10 litres
Showers = 1euro for 5mins
Country : Germany
State : Bremen
The first time i visited Bremen was in 2009. It was when I lived in London and the airlines were just SO cheap and one of them was having a sale for 20 pound return flights, so I closed my eyes, pointed a finger at the screen, and chose the city where my finger landed and it happened to be Bremen!
So, I had no idea about this city and just thought I’d randomly go explore, and what I saw made me fall in love with it and I knew at some stage I was going to return… and this was my 2nd chance!
THE VAN PARK
We arrived at this campervan spot a bit later than we would like as we had a full morning or visitng a few castles, so when we got there the park was pretty full, but luckily we got a spot and it was very tricky to park it! It was also our first time to do a reverse park into a small spot between 2 vans… and the germans could sense this as well so they were feeling nervous and stood outside to watch
The owners of the van infront of us were so nice and they could thankfully speack english so they came out to help us and dad actually did a great job in reverse parking this beast and we made time to relax after all the excitement!
TOWN MUSICIANS OF BREMEN
Well known for the Town Musicians of Bremen, its a popular fairy tale by the Grimm Brothers and the statue in bremen of the Musicians is so popular you have to stand in line to take a photo with it
Its a story of 4 aging domestic animals who have been mistreated decide to run away and become town musicians in Bremen, the characters never actually arrive in Bremen, they trick and scare of a group of robbers, grabbing their loot and moving into their house, its a cute feel good children’s story that made these 4 characters very famous lol
Ahhh Bremen, its been a while since Ive seen you! The last time I was here I was living in London and had never heard of Bremen, looked up Easyjet sales and found a 20pound flight to Bremen, I thought, YEAH… WHY NOT!? and decided to go for the weekend on my own and D*MN I wasnt disapppointed! This random trip is what started my love for Germany, and now its one of my top 5 favourite countries in the world for me
Bremen has around 570,000 people and is the 11th largest city in Germany
Bremen’s oldest district, dates back to 15th and 16th c houses and so incredible to walk around and explore the nooks and crannies
The half timbered houses are now used as shops and some of the old pubs are still there, had some beer and read up about the history of this amazing city!
There are 111 “string”of buildings (which is where the word “Schnoor”came from) that line the street
Locals are so proud of this ancient little area and im not surprised, the medieval quarter is all packed squashed with these cute little buildings and many shops are so small that onyl a few people can get inside at the one time but thats the charm of this place! I just couldnt get enough and wandering around a few times and funny enough, each time saw a new little detail or someting else to take a photo of!
I did end up getting a bit too excited and when I swung around to take a picture of something I knocked off one of the cute pot plants off one of the tables of the shop and felt so bad and was on my hands and knees helping them clean up the dirt and the poor red flowers all over the floor… umm whoops!
Luckily, during the war this area wasnt ruined and so some of the buildings date back to the middle ages! I dont think there is another city in Germany has an area like this that still exists so its one in a mill
I love this old market square of Bremen, ive sat here for hours with a coffee and people watched – its amazing the detail and history in one small place, the sights, the smells and the sounds, its so hard for me to drag myself away from this area, I kept looking back over my shoulder while walking off windering when I would be back again… I know I will be at some stage
THE WORLD CUP
The world cup was on so it was a busy time around Europe and it was so nice to actually be awake when the games were on, so we sat in a crowded pub and watched the game that was on that day, it was so popular, geez these germans love their football, they were getting so emotional! and there was literally no space in any pub so we had to stand in some places
The Böttcherstraße area was a delight to stumble upon!
Its only around 100m long and its famous for its really unusual architecture and one of the places you cant miss when you visit Bremen
The buildings are in a really unusal Expressionist style and really interesting little dead end little streets with random bits and pieces of art scattered around, a delight for curious souls like myself
Market Square is the heart of the city centre and geez its beautiful!
St Peters Cathedral is the main attraction and right across is the Town Hall
The Statue of Roland Stands here which represents the freedom of this gorgeous city (UNESCO World Heritage status)
Some of my favourite statues are located here in Bremen and “guard”the Town Hall in the city centre, the statues are so realistic and I just love them
ST PETERS CATHEDRAL
A beautiful early gothic cathedral from the 13th c. I love this cathedral! the crypts are the oldest areas of this building and amazing to explore
I most definitely recommend visiting this gorgeous city (If you havent picked up so far from this blog post LOL) Its full of life, so much buzz and atmosphere and LIFE! Its a city full of art and noise and makes you just feel so happy to be alive and being able to experience it all – I would recommend a good 4-5 days to really be able to explore and relax here and take it all in