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Bremehaven for Bremen

Monday 30th December 2013

Leaving Bremerhaven - it's a port!


Bremerhaven seemed a dump. Fortunately, we were on a tour to Bremen. It was a very cold but sunny day. It took about 3/4 hour to get there and over an hour to get back, making lunch, a scramble. Meanwhile, we were taken round the Old Town of Bremen, some of it reconstructed after the War.

The Weights & Measures House...

...above the door. Rebuilt after WWII

Landeshaus & an old warehouse

The fairy story

Roland

Corner of Market Square

Market Square

We went to the cathedral and round inside it, mostly Lutheran but now with some Catholic stuff allowed back in.

St. Peter's Cathedral

Detail of the Front mosaic

Aisle

Ceiling

Modern glass

Austere Lutheran side

Then, around the B÷ttcher Strasse Art Nouveau area with a Paula Modersohn-Becker Museum.

Böttcherstrasse (Cooper St)

Paula Becker lived here

Modersohn Tower

Carillon

Cafe Hag

Then, along the water front and through the Schnoor. I thought that meant ‘string’ and was right. It is an old seamen’s area of tiny buildings and narrow streets. During a bit of free time, we had hot chocolates on the Market Square.

St. Martin's Church

St. Martin's Church from the river

Old ships

Entering the Schnoor

Fairy tale chap

Public art

Narrow streets

Public bathing can make you pregnant

Street trumpeters warn of danger

Near Market Square

Then, walked through a real market behind the Town Hall and to the Wall, an area of a zig-zag canal with a park on the Old Town side, rather attractive.

The Town Hall

Town Hall front detail

Yellow House survived bombing

Cheese stall

Sausage stall

Vegetable stall

Zig-zag canal to North West

Zig-zag canal to South East

The Windmill


Port 1 - Zeebrugge

Port 2 - Copenhagen-Arken

Copenhagen-Tivoli

Port 3 - Warnemunde

Bad Doberan Tour

Kiel Canal

Port 5 - Hamburg


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