Bremen Germany (in my opinion) is one of the most picturesque cities to see in Europe!
It was quite early in the morning, my daughter and I took a long distance train from Cologne (which had a big beautiful station inside – photo below) to Bremen.. All I can say is that it was freezing cold!
It was quite a long ride, but so worth it! The scenery was absolutely amazing. We saw quaint little houses and large green lands on both sides and loved it! I don´t know about you guys but I find train rides far better than car rides because I feel that trains allow you to see and appreciate much more of your surroundings.
After this, our main priority was hunting down Starbucks (cause we loooove us some Starbucks coffee!) Eventually, we did, and the workers there were super friendly. It was packed full of people trying to avoid the rain and cold outside. We enjoyed their speciality “Christmas” edition hot chocolate topped with golden white chocolate flakes (we drank tons of these on our trip!).
We waited for Humberto (aka hubby) and Luca (my 6 year old) to arrive because we were all re-uniting for our Bremen adventure. They took forever but when we saw them we immediately forgave them because we missed them alot during our 4 day trip to Cologne.
Marktplaz (a beautiful square in the centre of Bremen) was one of the very first places we lingered at and really enjoyed the beautiful old buildings, rusty green roofs and statues surrouding us. We were truly amazed by it´s beauty! The square was filled with twinkling Christmas lights covering actual chandeliers throughout the little streets.
Walking a few minutes we came across a massive river called Weser so we decided to walk along it. We found a typical German restaurant with the cutest, eye-catching wooden capsules complete with table and benches (and a heater!) where we enjoyed a typical German meal with bratwurst and sauerkraut. What a fun and interesting way to experience German food! We gave them 5 stars for creativity!
On our 3rd day there we visited a big beautiful lush park and imagined ourselves having a picnic there during the warmer months. It was so beautiful! At one side of the park was a tall windmill (photo above) called the Am Wall Windmill an important and iconic building in Bremen. This 1898 building is open to visitors and it is home to a restaurant.
We also visited the famous Schnoor (three photos above) which took our breath away with its beauty! Seriously this place with its many cobblestone streets looked like a picture from a fairytale book… A must see when visiting Bremen!
We stayed in a charming, cozy airbnb apartment (easy to and get from and to – thanks to the many tram lines) with a vintage/shabby chic style. We absolutely loved it! It felt like our home away from home.
Unfortunately during our time there it was raining a lot so it made it very hard to do extensive sightseeing, but what we saw of Bremen blew us away! We were hoping for some snow while we were there but unfortunately we lucked out (bummer!).
All in all we were super impressed with the city of Bremen. It has such a historical and festive vibe – almost too perfect.
Until we see you again Bremen!