St Stephen's district
The western part of Bremen's old quarter is well worth a visit, from the oldest section of the city walls to Europe's most modern broadcasting centre.
Starting at the oldest part of Bremen's city walls, at the boutique hotel Überfluss, past the former captain's house (Zinke) and all the way to Europe's most modern broadcasting centre (Radio Bremen) you can retrace 850 years of the quarter's history at more than 20 waypoints. A map of the area put together by the local community group offers a chronological guide to these waypoints.
During its eventful history, St Stephen's quarter has often reinvented itself, never more so than after the devastation of the Second World War. And so today it is a fascinating mix of old and new, of the revitalised and the rebuilt. Highlights include the restored Bamberger House, the Münchhausen coffee roastery, the Kulturkirche church and exhibition centre, the youth hostel's cuboid building, the Sparkasse am Brill building and the Focke garden.