People of Hamburg are proud of their “Michel”, one of their most popular landmarks. Michel is short for St Michael’s Church. It is one of the most important baroque churches in northern Germany.The Michel Hamburg is a Protestant church dedicated to Archangel Michael. A bronze figurine of him can be found above the church portal. He is depicted as the victor of the battle against Satan.
We got some very confused (but friendly!) looks when we, a group of nine ladies and their bags, wanted to check in at the desk of the Quality Hotel Ambassador Hamburg at 8 in the morning.
A walk to the “Überseestadt” district in Bremen took us to an almost forgotten area. These grounds were the birthplace of Coffee Hag, a great coffee manufactory.
On the way to The District in Bremen, our guide of “Bremen erleben” took a little detour with us and led us to the Schnoorviertel. I immediately fell in love with this corner of Bremen.
There were times where many of the so called “works of art” on houses or trains made me start a rant. But if you ignore the pointless scribbles, there are genuine works of art to be discovered on the streets.On our tour through Bremen’s districts, we spotted some really great pieces. Surely, as with many things, it is a matter of personal taste and for some people, these paintings will not classify as street art. For me, however, the works clearly belong into that category and since pictures say more than 1000 words, I let the pictures speak.
The market place in Bremen is located in the centre of the Hanseatic city. These approximately 3500 m2 are one of the oldest places in Bremen and the spot with the most visitors.