In the past river fishermen and boatmen used to live in Bremen’s oldest section. Today Schnoor is an attraction for tourists and local residents following the traces of history. A stroll through the car-free district is worth your while especially because of the wonderful shops hidden away there. No matter whether handicrafts, jewellery, design, chocolates or advertising signs from the distant past: you can always discover something new in Schnoor.
Culture in particular is given its due here. The history of the Hanseatic city is brought to life by way of stories and personalities in the Bremer Geschichtenhaus. Theatro Magico is a somewhat different theatre with extravagant stage performances that combine comedy with a travesty and variety show. In addition, the Packhaustheater presents humorous plays with great actors.
A fact of interest
- The name Schnoor was taken from the Low German word “Snoor” meaning string because the small houses are lined up close together as if on a string.