Listening To Church Bells In Bremen

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.  

Bremen 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.

It was a cacophony of different melodies, but still pleasant to listen to. 

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.

As the bells play, a section of the tower on the left revolves to reveal ten carved wooden panels depicting seafarers and aviators.  The history of the building, the bells, and the art is so fascinating. I love learning all these tidbits when I travel.

Do you enjoy hearing church bells?

Are there are bells near you, do you notice them anymore? 

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12 Responses to Listening To Church Bells In Bremen

  1. Debbie says:

    I love listening to the bells! It’s so cool that the tower spins like that. Something that seems so modern within something that is so old.
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  2. Kimberly G says:

    I’ve heard church bells once or twice during a run and I remember that it was so soothing – I loved it!
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  3. Every time we go to Europe, I am always amazed by all of the church bells. Every little town seems to have the most beautiful churches on every block

  4. That is so amazing! I love when the church bells play–some of the churches around here do that.
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  5. Beautiful! When I run the Bok Tower 5K in Lake Wales we are treated to the bells and it is just magical!
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  6. I do so miss hearing church bells! These are lovely!
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