Bremen, the small historical city situated on the Weser River, boasts of over 1, 200 years of history, and the Bremen Area Historical Societyis at the heart of it all. If you consider yourself a history buff, then it would behooveyou to make to visit the Bremen area Historical society at least once.
From the wonderful Weser Renaissance town hall to the grand old statue of Roland, which to this day stands tall at the market square, the historical society will give you a great introduction to the Bremen area.
About the Bremen Area Historical Society
Bremen Area Historical Societywas created with the purpose of promoting, preserving and communicating the amazing history of the Bremen area, as well as the deeply inspirational story of the locals and the community as a whole. Thiswas done with the intention of not only educating future generationsbut also with the purpose of imparting knowledge to the global audience that visits the city each year.
The beautiful stories of Bremen’s long history have been told in various sections of the museum through the many displays and the historical pieces contained within its walls. From 1402 to the currentday, the society is easily one of Bremen’s most iconic landmarks.
History lovers and buffs will also appreciate the exhibits that cover the pre-history, a well as the early history of the general Bremen area as far back as the early Middle Ages. A small section of maritime history has also been covered. The Bremen Area Historical Society takes great care to update its collection with themes that explore designs, arts, andcrafts as well a photography and a range of other mediums.
What to see around the Bremen Area Historical Society
- The Bremen Cathedral
Bremen’s St Peter’s Cathedral is almost 1200 years old. Inside the cathedral, there are eight mummies dating back 400 years that have been stored inside glass-toppedcoffins with noted detailing their identities.
- Bremen City Hall
The Bremen City Hall is one of the UNESCO World Heritage sites. Tours of the city hall are given to visitors daily between 11 and 4 o’clock.
- The Kunsthalle Bremen
The Kunsthalle Bremen is an art museum that is operated by the private Bremen Art Society. Inside, the museum hosts a collection of 19th and 20th-century European art from well-known and respected German Renaissance masters such as Albrecht Dürer. You can also explore contemporary art from various artists such as Olafur Eliasson and Nam June Paik.