41st Annual Conference of the German Linguistic Society

University of Bremen, 6 – 8 March 2019

Sights and Places of Interest

Sights in the vicinity of the campus

Bürgerpark and Stadtwald

The Bürgerpark Bremen is one of the best preserved landscape parks in Germany with sunbathing lawns, forests, lakes and coffee houses. Together with the adjacent city forest, it covers an area of over 200 hectares. It is located near the main railway station just behind the exhibition centre. It was built in the second half of the 19th and beginning of the 20th century. The parks offer visitors numerous opportunities for leisure activities, such as animal enclosures, boat hire, a Finn track and mini-golf and boules courts.

Universum® Bremen

The Universum® Bremen with the impressive whale-shaped Science Center is a science museum with over 300 exhibits on topics such as technology, people and nature, which encourages visitors to participate.

Places of interest in the centre of Bremen

Rathaus und Roland

The Bremen Town Hall was built in the years 1405-1410 on the market square as a Gothic hall building. In the 17th century it received a facade in the Weser Renaissance style. Especially worth seeing among the rooms of this historic building is the Obere Rathaushalle, the most beautiful representative ceremonial hall in Bremen.

Another landmark of Bremen is the Bremer Roland, a Roland statue erected 1404 on the market place in front of the town hall.

The town hall and Roland were jointly declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 2004.

The Bremen Town Musicians

Another landmark of Bremen are the Bremer Stadtmusikanten, a bronze statue by Gerhard Marcks (1953) at the Bremen Town Hall. It is reminiscent of the fairy tale of the same name, which was recorded by the Brothers Grimm and first published in 1819 in Kinder- und Hausmärchen.

Bremen Cathedral

Bremen Cathedral (German: Bremer Dom or St. Petri Dom zu Bremen) is a Romanesque church building made of sandstone and brick, built from the 11th century on top of the foundations of older predecessor buildings and rebuilt in the Gothic style since the 13th century.


The Böttcherstraße is a street in the old town of Bremen, approximately 100 m long. Due to its unique architecture it is one of the cultural monuments and tourist attractions in Bremen and was built between 1922 and 1931. It owes its origin mainly to Ludwig Roselius (1874-1943), a Bremen coffee merchant and patron, who commissioned the sculptor, painter, architect and craftsman Bernhard Hoetger (1874-1949) with the artistic design. The street and its buildings are a rare example of Expressionist architecture.

Der Schnoor

Der Schnoor – also called the Schnoorviertel – is a medieval neighborhood with small, narrow half-timbered houses from the 15th and 16th centuries in the old town of Bremen. The neighborhodd owes its name to the old ship trade.

Weser promenade Schlachte

The Weserpromenade Schlachte is the historic riverside promenade on the Weser and is now a maritime gastronomic mile with numerous restaurants, bars and pubs.

Übersee-Museum Bremen

The Übersee-Museum Bremen is a Natural History and ethnographic museum. In an integrated exhibition of Nature, Culture and Trading, the museum presents aspects of overseas regions with permanent exhibitions relating to Asia, South Pacific/Oceania, Americas and Africa.