An article in the New York Post has confirmed what everyone in Bremen already knows: the quaint Schnoor quarter with its string of 111 buildings (the word ‘Schnoor’ means string in Low German dialect) is one of the city’s highlights. With its lovingly restored medieval architecture, winding lanes and wide array of shops, cultural attractions and places to eat, the Schnoor quarter at the heart of the city is popular with locals and visitors alike.
The Schnoor in Bremen ranks among the most beautiful streets in the world. The New York Post hailed it as one of “The coolest streets around the world” in an online picture series. It was the only street in Europe to be featured. According to the article, history buffs would rejoice in ambling around the winding lanes of the Schnoor, and it is the perfect place to shop for jewellery and crafts, browse galleries or simply get lost in a maze of old alleyways.
Shopping and eating out: something for everyone in the Schnoor quarter
If you have the chance to walk through the pretty lanes in the early morning, in the evening or at night when the shops and restaurants are closed, you will encounter a tranquil haven far away from the hustle and bustle of urban life. As you’d expect, the Schnoor quarter is popular during the day and there are lots of people about. After all, the shops within these historical walls offer a wide array of quality items and products that are typical of Bremen. These charming little stores are perfect for browsing and it’s easy to find the perfect souvenir or memento of Bremen. The wide range of products on offer includes books and brushes, candles and children’s clothing, knitwear and textiles, nautical-inspired fashion, shoes and bags, CDs, musical instruments and sheet music. You’ll also find toys, models and antique toys and games, miniature barrel organs and storm-proof umbrellas from a prestigious umbrella manufacturer. What’s more, ornaments and Christmas decorations are on sale here all year round. From 1 April to 31 December, the shops are also open on Sundays from 11am to 4pm.