The Bremer Marktplatz (Bremen Market Square) is a square situated in the centre of the Hanseatic City of Bremen. One of the oldest public squares in the city, it covers an area of 3,484 m2 (37,500 sq ft). It is no longer used as a market place except for the Christmas market and the annual Freimarkt Fair at the end of October.
At least parts of the market place had been in function since the age of Charlemagne. Its southern side originally was the bank of river Balge (river), a branch of the Weser and Bremen's first port. There was an easy access for boats, but this section of the bank was too low for permanent buildings. From late 12th to late 13th century, the area of the market place was levelled and plastered in several stages. Theories that before the construction of the Bremen Town Hall in 1405 to 1410 all or only most of the market activities took place near Liebfrauenkirche have been falsified by archeological findings. Meantime with the townhall, Roland Statue was erected on the market square. Some time later, a stone wall was built between the inner and the outer areas of the square. The inner space was used for the market. A rule was made which allowed only merchants whose vehicles could pass one of the seven openings in the wall to sell their products. The city council made this rule in order to ensure that there was sufficient space for pedestrians between the market stalls.
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Ognian Dimitrov | Nov 23, 2017
Here is the heart of the medieval city. Here are the cathedral, Rathaus, the building of the Chamber of Commerce and many old houses. I think most buildings were built more than 500 years ago. The whole square is very well preserved .
Arne Theuerkauf | May 21, 2017
The central market square a good place to take a break, have lunch, a beer, a snack or dinner. Enjoy the historic atmosphere around.
Franziska Lange | Sep 27, 2017
Space for everything, small festivities, groups. Also historical landmark "Roland" is situated here.
Vincent Lebeau | Aug 19, 2016
Very nice square. Not invaded by tourists, even better!
Murilo Ribeiro | Oct 9, 2016
Every kind of architecture in a single place. Very nice.
Keluarga Pelancong | Apr 4, 2018
Some said, it's one of the most beautiful place in Germany. This public space surrounded by extraordinary buildings, and the Roland in the middle. The town hall, the Schuetting, the Dome, the half-timbered houses, all of them are eye-catching. It's packed with people almost all time.
Taavi Rand | Aug 14, 2018
Go there on Sunday evening or in the middle of the week. Otherwise could be a bit crowded. Nice little town otherwize
Javi Codina | Jul 10, 2018
Best and cute site on Bremen. You can take food and some drinks in different places. Flowets shops and handmade pots arround this place!
Nicolev Hidayat | Jun 26, 2018
Great view and vibe. Much better if come during the chrismast market.
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