A friend of mine works as an expert witness for an assurance company and therefore always on the road through the country to visit buildings and their damages. So sometimes I had the privilege to go with him and see new places.
This day we were to a small place near to Bremen, an old Hanseatic city. We had only an afternoon to spend there but it was interesting and very nice.
We made a visit to the famous ”Schnoorviertel”, the district Schnoor.
The district is situated in the oldest part of the city, in the heart of the old town and on the banks of the river Weser. We had the whole afternoon to explore it.
In the times of the Hanse it was the economic center of the town. Craftsmen, fishermen and traders were settled here and they built there cottages, small and big houses. Still near the Marterburg there is to see a part of the round-tower. In the 13th century Franciscan monks built the St. John’s church.
Today the district is a place for artists, little shops with handcrafts, nice restaurants, cozy pubs and still beautiful houses full of history. Famous houses are the ”Concordenhaus” and the ”Amtsfischerhaus”.
We started to walk between the streets. They were packed with people though it wasn’t even a weekend, especially great weather or a holiday. But tourists everywhere, a Japanese couple asked for a photo in front of the smallest hotel in the world. I found a million things in the shops, beautiful handcrafts, great ideas. We visited a gallery with modern paintings my friend liked a lot. I preferred the shops and all those great ideas.
We enjoyed the afternoon and had a look in nearly all the houses. I loved the restaurants, small, cozy and full of atmosphere. Would be great to go out here, especially in the summer time on a mild evening would be wonderful. Nice music, candle lights.. a romantic place as well.
I loved my trip to this beautiful Hanseatic city and for sure I will go again one day and have a look at all the other famous places like the town musicians of Bremen e.g.
Schnoor district, Bremen/Germany:
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