The market square in Bremen really is a central part of the town. It’s surrounded by several churches, lined with a few cafes, near the building that has one of the city’s two public restrooms (although using it will cost you 0.5 €), and, yes, the site of the city’s Starbucks. So, needless to say we spent a lot of time walking around and through the market square.
When my husband wanted to poke around the big department store, I decided that I would rather
go to Starbucks people watch in Market Square. I got more of a treat than I had bargained for when the noon church bells started ringing.
Listening To Church Bells In Bremen
I think there were at least three churches with bells ringing, plus the Glockenspiel House bells.
The Glockenspiel House (originally a bank) is located on Böttcherstrasse, a quaint street off Market Square. It has 30 porcelain bells that play their “concert” at noon, 3 pm and 6 pm.
Do you enjoy hearing church bells?
Are there are bells near you, do you notice them anymore?