Bike Touring Highlight
The Schnoor makes it possible to experience Hanseatic tradition and history. Every year thousands of visitors visit Bremen's oldest district. The Schnoor owes its name to the small, picturesque houses that line up like pearls on a string, because "Snoor" is the Low German word for "string".In earlier times, the area was inhabited mainly by fishermen and sailors, as immediately next to the Balge, a tributary of the Weser, ran.The Schnoor is dominated by a cozy, rustic atmosphere. From its narrow streets and corners, visitors and residents feel equally attracted. If you stroll past the numerous restaurants, cafés and pubs, you will recognize the still existing historical building substance, which has been extensively and lovingly restored over the past decades.Bremen's oldest district has numerous cultural institutions such as theaters, variety shows, galleries and museums. In addition, there are many craft shops and antique shops with an exceptional range.The Schnoor was mentioned in writing for the first time in the 13th century in connection with the Franciscan monastery. In the 14th century, the corresponding Propsteikirche St. Johann was added. This is still one of the important buildings of the Schnoor and is affectionately called "The Little Vatican in the Schnoor".The Schnoor is one of Bremen's most interesting neighborhoods. This is where Bremen's history, lively everyday life and a wide range of tourist offers combine to create a place with a very special atmosphere. (Source: bremen-schnoor.de)
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