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InstaFriday | Bremen’s First Instawalk

InstaWalk Bremen | No Apathy Allowed
The Marktplatz

Seems like every time I blogged about how much fun I’d had at the Hamburg InstaMeets and InstaWalks, I always wished that Bremen would host one too. Well, wishes do come true sometimes! Hosted by Bremen Tourism, 25 Instagrammers had the chance to take a walk through the city, photographing Bremen’s treasures and tagging our photos with #InstaWalkBremen. Although we visited the Hansestadt‘s most well known corners, our guide made sure to tell us plenty of little known facts (nearly all of which I’ve promptly forgotten).

We started at the statue of Roland in Bremen’s main square before walking over to the Bremen Cathedral. From there we made our way to the Schnoor, the city’s oldest neighborhood dating back to the 10th century when it was a fishermen’s district. Today you can wander the narrow lanes, lined on either side by crooked, charming houses from the 15th to the 18th centuries.  We then walked to the Schlachte waterfront promenade — which used to serve as the city’s harbor — and up along to Böttcherstraße — which is a street only 100 meters long showcasing beautiful architecture from the 1920s and 1930s.

We ended our InstaWalk in Haus Atlantis’s Himmelsaal, climbing an Art Deco staircase made of concrete and glass up to the sky room with a fantastic display of blue and white lights. This was hands down my favorite part of the walk — I didn’t even know it existed!

InstaWalk Bremen | No Apathy Allowed
Schnoor Viertel
InstaWalk Bremen | No Apathy Allowed
The Schnoor Viertel
InstaWalk Bremen | No Apathy Allowed
The Schnoor Viertel
InstaWalk Bremen | No Apathy Allowed
The Schnoor Viertel
InstaWalk Bremen | No Apathy Allowed
Böttcherstraße
InstaWalk Bremen | No Apathy Allowed
The Himmelsaal (sky room) in the Haus Atlantis

What a great afternoon! I met a lot of great Bremen Instagrammers and still have more than a handful of photos that I haven’t posted on Instagram yet, but they’ll definitely make their way into my feed. The walk was also covered in the local press — see if you can spot me in a few pictures here and here.

Think it sounds like fun? They are already planning a number of other InstaWalks in other parts of the city, so keep an eye on the City of Bremen’s social media channels for more info!

Have you ever taken part in an InstaWalk or InstaMeet? What did you like most about it?

9 comments

    • The @igershamburg group on Instagram (they also have a Facebook page) is super active, so I would recommend following them for more info! Also, the weekend of September 17-18 is the World Wide Instameet, with Instameets happening all over the world — including Hamburg on the 18th — so you’ll have your chance soon! I will be in Stockholm that weekend, but am occasionally in Hamburg sometimes just for fun — I’ll drop you a line next time I’m there. :)

  1. Hanseatin70 says:

    Thanks for the great article and your beautiful pictures! Don’t remember the catdoors in the Schnoor quarter? Chicken at the townhall facade? Little guy down at statue Roland’s feet? Never mind … You had a great time (as we also did) and that’s what counts most! Best wishes, Maike

    • It was truly a great afternoon, thank you for your patience in herding crazy Instagrammers around the busy city! And thanks for a reminder of some of the little known details — two other particularly impressive bits of information also come to mind now: part of Nosferatu was filmed in Bremen, and Robin Crusoe’s father was an original Bremer. :)

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