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A street as a total work of art: the Böttcherstraße delights with its unique symbiosis of traditional and expressionist brick architecture.
Built between 1922 and 1931 by Ludwig Roselius, the coffee merchant and inventor of the decaffeinated coffee HAG, the Böttcherstrasse is then, as now, the secretive main street of Bremen and a synonym for lifestyle. At 108 meters between the marketplace and the river Weser, it offers a successful mix of pleasure, commerce, art and culture.
September 26, 2019
The Böttcherstraße is an approximately 110 m long street in Bremen's Old Town, which is one of the cultural monuments and tourist attractions in Bremen due to its architecture. Most of the buildings were built in the period 1922-1931 and mainly thanks to Ludwig Roselius (1874-1943), a Bremen coffee merchant and patron. Roselius commissioned the architects Eduard Scotland (1885-1945), Alfred Runge and the sculptor Bernhard Hoetger (1874-1949) with the artistic design. The street and its buildings are a rare example of Expressionist architecture. Of the houses several can be assigned to the style of brick expressionism. The Böttcherstraße stands since 1973 as a complete plant under monument protection (Wikipedia).
July 1, 2019
Artistically designed by Bernhard Hoetger, the buildings of Böttcherstraße are a rare example of Expressionist architecture. Unique buildings make the street one of the main attractions of Bremen. For example the "Haus der Glockenspiel", where from January to March at 12, 15 and 18 o'clock and from April to December between 12 and 18 o'clock every hour on the hour, 30 Meißen porcelain bells ring out. At the same time, 10 carved wooden panels showing well-known ocean bumpers rotate on the front of the house.
September 26, 2019
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