Bike Touring Highlight
St. Petri Cathedral is one of the landmarks of Bremen. The current appearance of the cathedral is in the Gothic style after it was rebuilt several times. In the imposing building there is a cathedral museum and a lead cellar.
You can find more information and opening times on the cathedral's website stpetridom.de.
March 2, 2018
St. Peter's Cathedral is over 1200 years old. Its early Gothic character was given to the cathedral in the first half of the 13th century. Particularly noteworthy are its oldest parts, the western and the eastern crypt, as well as its significant organs.
October 3, 2018
The St. Peter's Cathedral in Bremen is a Romanesque church built of sandstone and brick, which was built from the 11th century on the foundations of older predecessors and was rebuilt in the style of the Gothic since the 13th century. In the 14th century there were extensions to lateral chapels. 1502 began the transformation into a late-Gothic hall church, but did not get over a new north side ship when the Reformation stopped further extensions. In the late 19th century, an extensive renovation of the inside well maintained, but externally shabby-looking construction, one tower of two had collapsed. The design was mainly based on existing and old representations, but they also designed some innovations such as the Neo-Romanesque crossing tower. The church today belongs to the Protestant-Lutheran cathedral community of St. Peter. It is listed since 1973 (Wikipedia).
July 1, 2019
The Domshof belonged to the cathedral district, which was also called Domimmunität or freedom of the cathedral and as an enclave from the 10th century to 1803 sovereign and legally belonged to the diocese of Bremen, so not under the council of the city of Bremen.
After the construction of the cathedral in the early Middle Ages a wall was built to protect the cathedral district, which ran across the square. However, it was demolished in 1043 at the instigation of Archbishop Adalbert of Bremen again, their former course is still visible in the pavement of today's place. Thereafter, the Domshof was not structurally delimited from the rest of the city encompassed by the common Bremen city wall. Between the archbishop and the city council there was a constant dispute over various rights and competences for the area.
September 27, 2019
In the know? Log-in to add a tip for other adventurers!