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Am Wall

Follow the ancient city ramparts of medieval Bremen and see preserved 18th-century houses, art museums and theaters along the historic promenade.

Known to locals as the Cultural Mile, Am Wall is a fascinating Old Town strip that contains some of the city’s best-known cultural institutions. Formerly a part of the 17th-century fortification built to protect the city, the fascinating promenade that you can walk along today contains a streetscape that showcases heritage architecture and cultural treasures. As you stroll along this historic stretch of the Altstadt (Old Town), you’ll find historic buildings, the homes of noteworthy Bremen townspeople and 19th-century landmarks.

Beginning on the northerly end of the east-west street in downtown Bremen, you’ll come across the leafy expanse of pretty Wallanlagen Park. Stroll through the grassy parkland dotted with trees and flowerbeds. The park is also home to the Mühle am Wall, a stunning windmill dating back over a century.

Walking southeast, you’ll have the pretty 19th-century gardens and historic city limits on your left and the intriguing Am Wall streetscape on your right. See the Steinhäuser Vase monument and a collection of preserved 19th-century buildings. This historic quarter contains the former homes of many of Bremen’s well-heeled residents.

Continue south to find the grand Bremen Public Library and a selection of shops and cafés. The stunning Kunsthalle Bremen (Art Gallery Bremen) is also located here. Admire its symmetrical neoclassical design and check out what’s showing in the exhibition halls. Book tickets to a performance at the Bremen Theater am Goetheplatz next door to the Kunsthalle and enjoy the city’s latest cultural offerings with theater productions and music concerts. A 19th-century former prison building now houses the Wilhelm Wagenfeld House and its intriguing exhibitions focused on art and design.

The Am Wall district is easy to reach by tram and bus lines that serve the streets directly behind it in Bremen’s Old Town and Mitte areas. Am Wall is free to visit; however, some attractions have admission fees. Enjoy the green lawns of Wallanlagen Park in the summer or see the pretty historic architecture dusted with snow in the wintertime.


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Steigenberger Hotel Bremen

Steigenberger Hotel Bremen

Am Weser-Terminal 6, Bremen
4.5
of 5, from 251 reviews
5.0 out of 5.0

Located in Walle, this luxury hotel is within a 15-minute walk of GOP Variety Theater and Beck's Brewery. Marktplatz and Kunsthalle Bremen are also within 2 mi (3 km).

$99
Best Western Hotel Zur Post

Best Western Hotel Zur Post

Bahnhofsplatz 11, Bremen
4.1
of 5, from 813 reviews
4.5 out of 5.0

Located in Mitte, this spa hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Ubersee-Museum, Bremen City Hall, and Bremen Cathedral. Kunsthalle Bremen and Beck's Brewery are also within 1 mi (2 km).

$97
Courtyard by Marriott Bremen

Courtyard by Marriott Bremen

Theodor-Heuss-Allee 2, Bremen
4.5
of 5, from 403 reviews
4.5 out of 5.0

Located in Findorff, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Freimarkt, Bremen City Hall, and Bremen Cathedral. Kunsthalle Bremen and Beck's Brewery are also within 2 mi (3 km).

$51
Novum Hotel Bremer Haus Bremen

Novum Hotel Bremer Haus Bremen

Löningstr. 16-20, Bremen
4.0
of 5, from 276 reviews
4.0 out of 5.0

Located in Mitte, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Am Wall Windmill, Bremen City Hall, and Bremen Cathedral. Kunsthalle Bremen and Beck's Brewery are also within 1 mi (2 km).

$69
Best Western Hotel Bremen-City

Best Western Hotel Bremen-City

Bahnhofstrasse 8, Bremen
4.1
of 5, from 457 reviews
3.5 out of 5.0

Located in Mitte, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Am Wall Windmill, Bremen City Hall, and Bremen Cathedral. Kunsthalle Bremen and Beck's Brewery are also within 1 mi (2 km).

$105
Radisson Blu Hotel, Bremen

Radisson Blu Hotel, Bremen

Boettcherstr. 2, Bremen
4.3
of 5, from 792 reviews
5.0 out of 5.0

Located in Mitte, this luxury hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Böttcherstrasse and Bremen City Hall. Bremen Cathedral and Kunsthalle Bremen are also within 15 minutes.

$99
Swissotel Bremen

Swissotel Bremen

Hillmannplatz 20, Bremen
4.4
of 5, from 531 reviews
5.0 out of 5.0

Located in Mitte, this luxury hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Am Wall Windmill, Bremen City Hall, and Bremen Cathedral. Kunsthalle Bremen and Beck's Brewery are also within 1 mi (2 km).

$65
Star Inn Hotel Premium Bremen Columbus, by Quality

Star Inn Hotel Premium Bremen Columbus, by Quality

Bahnhofsplatz 5-7, Bremen
4.1
of 5, from 628 reviews
4.0 out of 5.0

Located in Mitte, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Ubersee-Museum, Bremen Town Musicians, and Bremen City Hall. Freimarkt is 0.7 mi (1.1 km) away.