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Watjens Schloss Bremen-Blumenthal In this article, dedicated to the architecture of Bremen, we will 'fly' over such iconic historical monuments as Bremen Cathedral, Kunsthalle Bremen, Weserstadion, and Universum Science Museum. In addition to the virtual flight video, we offer the most important and interesting facts about every landmark, including high-quality photographs. You can also use this article to make your own excursion tour in Bremen. Simply use the icon to locate the object of interest on the map of Bremen.

Bremen Cathedral, Bremen

» The functioning cathedral is located in the city center and belongs to the church that combines Lutheran and Reformist religious movements.
»  The chronicles say that St. Peter Cathedral started to be built in the 9th century. Finally, it was completed in 400 years. Such a long process is connected with the historic setting.
»  There is a 100-meter tower on the south side of the building.
»  265 steps lead to the top of the observation platform. It has a panoramic view of the city.
»  There are mummified bodies of bishops in the underground crypt.
»  The House of God also includes a museum. Its unique exhibits are dedicated to the long history of the temple. Some of them belonged to priests who were buried with their personal belongings.
»  There is also the sculpture of St. Peter with the keys Heaven.
»  Organ music is heard and worships are held here every day.
»  Plants are often mentioned in the Biblical stories. 120 representatives of flora are grown in the garden near the church.
»  The architect left his mark, a running mouse, on the facade. It is quite difficult to see an animal.

Kunsthalle Bremen, Bremen

» The museum was built in 1849 and restored in 50 years. But there had been not enough exhibitions halls. It was last reconstructed in 2011.
»  The fund of the cultural institution contains European canvasses from the 14th century to these days. You can also see sculptures of the 16th-21st centuries here. Paintings of eminent French and German artists are very popular with connoisseurs of art.
»  There is the sector of drawings and prints. Their collection includes over 220 000 pieces of art and is the biggest one in Europe. It consists of slate sketches, unfinished paintings, and graphics.
»  The idea of keeping items that have a cultural value appeared in 1823. 30 connoisseurs gathered together and created an art community.
»  Multiple exhibits have been collected for 10 years. It required a separate building.
»  At the entrance to the museum, there are 4 stone statues: Raphael, Michelangelo, Dürer, and Rubens.
»  During the Second World War, some halls and exhibits were damaged by the bomb. Precious masterpieces were saved by transporting the collection.
»  Exhibits of cultural value do not belong to the state and are privately owned.

Weserstadion, Bremen

» Weserstadion is a sports complex.
»  When it was reconstructed, the level of the field was 2 m lower. It let move the stands to the green sports ground and ensure additional 1 000 spectators’ seats.
»  At the area, there are preserved terraces.
»  When matches attracting the large influx of fans are played, stands are enlarged with new seats. There are also seats on running tracks.
»  At one time, over 42 000 fans can watch the game.
»  In the special sector on the stands, there are separate seats for invited persons.
»  700 spectator’s seats are red. To match the colors of the team, they change from red to green and white.
»  There are inscriptions “Werder Bremen” on central stands.
»  The heating system is integrated into the pitch. Such a device lets sportsmen play matches in any weather.
»  The multipurpose sports ground is mostly used for football competitions. “Werder” footballers play home games here.

Universum Science Museum, Bremen

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Facts: » To see what is happening inside a person, on the planet and in the Universe, you should drop in Universum.
»  In the scientific center, there are 250 interactive exhibits of scientific interest. Visitors can not only see them, but also take part in experiments.
»  The new city museum was founded in 2000. Besides visiting exhibitions, you can also have an adventure.
»  One of the platforms presents tornadoes, earthquakes, storms, volcanic eruptions, and other natural disasters. In the other section, you can see the exhibits showing how human sensory organs work.
»  Guides will give you an opportunity to learn everything they tell about.
»  Some sector is dedicated to distant planets. You can acquaint with the space and its components. There is the Milky Way on the luminous exhibition platform.
»  The facade of the construction is as unusual, as its interior. The exterior makes it resemble a hide shimmering whale.
»  The 27-meter Universum Tower serves as an observation platform and an area for different researches.

Church of St. John, Bremen

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Facts: » Member of the Franciscan Order founded the monastery and built a small church in 1225. Later, the basilica could not accommodate all the worshipers. The new House of God was built in the 14th century.
»  Over the years of its existence, the building had served as a hospital and belonged to the Reform Movement.
»  In the first half of the 19th century, Bremen Catholics purchased and blessed it for their needs.
»  Not to let the groundwater flood the construction, it was raised by 3 meters. This is how the basement under the building appeared.
»  The outer walls are made of burned red brick. Upper beams are covered with a gable roof. This is why the completed facade has such an unusual shape. The building is decorated with three green towers.
»  There is a cross on the church roof. There is also the Star of David above it. These two items are Old Covenant symbols representing the unity of Christian and Jewish worshipers in the face of God the Father.
»  Church of St. John is visited by 10.5 Catholics from a hundred countries.
»  There is an altar and limestone preacher’s desk inside. Here, the outfits of the saint are kept as relics. Relief scenes from the Scriptures have preserved since the 14th century.
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