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St. Peter's Cathedral, Bremen

St. Peter's Cathedral, Bremen – a place of hope beyond the grave

The history of St. Peter's Cathedral in Bremen is characterised by construction and destruction. It has borne witness to Christian life, as well as political misconduct – the cathedral's doors attest to this. It is a memorial, a place of hope beyond the grave and contemplation outside in the bible garden, the former cloister on the cathedral's south side.

It all started in 789 with a wooden cathedral. 16 years later, the original building was razed to the ground in a major fire, so a stone cathedral was built in its place. The next fire came in 1041, and the next church was inspired by Cologne Cathedral and built in a Romanesque style. Romanesque then became Gothic, and various styles have left their mark on the building's façade. The cathedral in Bremen was completely closed for 70 years while professed Lutherans renovated the decaying building for their services.

World War II only brought more destruction... But fundamental restoration works have now restored the cathedral church to its former glory: an opulent cathedral with two crypts modelled on designs from the Middle Ages, an ornate bronze 13th century baptismal font and the remains of the former choir stalls with a design inspired by the 14th century example in Magdeburg. The cathedral also boasts newly designed stained-glass windows, altars and five (!) organs dating back to the 19th and 20th centuries, including one designed by Andreas Silbermann. Artists from the north have been buried here for centuries, including someone whose ideas are back in fashion today: Adolph Freiherr Knigge, an advocate of good manners who was once responsible for bringing order to the cathedral's church and school.

St. Peter's Cathedral, Bremen

Opening hours: Monday to Friday, 10am to 5pm; Saturday, 10am to 2pm; Sunday, 2pm to 5pm; June to September: Monday to Friday and Sunday: open until 6pm

Entry: free

Nearest train station: Bremen

Accessible entrance via the "Am Dom 1" address (bible garden); for guided tours of the cathedral and information on the lead basement, Cathedral Museum, access to the tower (for a fee) plus all opening hours, including special opening times (in German), visit:
www.stpetridom.de

Εκδηλώσεις
An exclusive concert weekend featuring the German Philharmonic Chamber Orchestra of Bremen in Knoops Park on the banks of the River Lesum.
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Επόμενες ημερομηνίες:

28.06.2019 - 30.06.2019

Τόπος εκδήλωσης

Knoops Park
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28195 Bremen

Χωρίς εγγύηση για την ορθότητα των τιμών, των ημερομηνιών και των ωρών λειτουργίας.
Live music in circus tents, outdoor art on the banks of the Weser river, jugglers and entertainers, imaginative children's games, open-air cinema, theatre, dance, readings by authors etc.
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Επόμενες ημερομηνίες:

03.07.2019 - 07.07.2019

Τόπος εκδήλωσης

Weserufer/Osterdeich
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28195 Bremen

Χωρίς εγγύηση για την ορθότητα των τιμών, των ημερομηνιών και των ωρών λειτουργίας.

The Breminale, the huge arts festival in Germany's smallest federal state Bremen, has been held on the Weser riverbank every summer for around 25 years. Excitement reaches fever pitch in the red and white striped tents, on and around the stages and everywhere else on this festival site which stretches for almost a kilometre, as around 100 bands entertain hundreds of thousands of visitors with an extremely diverse and thrilling programme.

This Weser riverbank festival is a success story – and the reputation built up by the Breminale over the last few decades is fully deserved. It's not a complicated formula but the secret lies in engaging top-class artists and constantly coming up with fresh ideas and surprises for people walking to and from the stages. Right through from midday to late at night, jugglers and entertainers, independent theatre troupes and traders, outdoor art, a children's programme, an open-air big screen, dance, literature and readings are as much part of the festival as a vast array of international food and drink. It's the mix of different cultural strands that makes the Breminale atmosphere unique. Perhaps the free admission to every event makes everything just a touch sweeter and contributes to the light and airy festival vibe. Ever increasing visitor numbers are the best recommendation.

Επόμενες ημερομηνίες:

03.07.2019 - 07.07.2019

Τόπος εκδήλωσης

Festivalgelände
Osterdeich 79-80
28205 Bremen

Χωρίς εγγύηση για την ορθότητα των τιμών, των ημερομηνιών και των ωρών λειτουργίας.

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