#7 - Friedehorst

Mountain #7 - Friedehorst

Mountain #7 - Friedehorst, Bremen

Bremen, the official City Municipality of Bremen, serves as the capital of the Free Hanseatic City of Bremen (Freie Hansestadt Bremen), which is a two-city-state comprised of Bremen and Bremerhaven. With a population of approximately 570,000 people, this Hanseatic city ranks as the 11th largest city in Germany and the second largest in Northern Germany, following Hamburg.

At 32.5 metres, the Friedehorst is the highest mountain in Bremen.

Bremen - Highlights

  • Bremen Town Musicians: The monument of the Bremen Town Musicians is one of the most famous sights in Bremen. It shows the figures of the Brothers Grimm fairy tale and is a popular meeting place for tourists.
  • Bremen Town Hall: The Bremen Town Hall is an impressive Gothic building and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is considered one of the most beautiful town halls in Europe and also houses Bremen's Roland, a statue symbolic of the city's freedom and independence.
  • St. Petri Cathedral: Bremen Cathedral, officially called St. Petri Dom, is a magnificent Romanesque church and another landmark of the city. Visitors can admire the impressive architecture and climb the tower for a magnificent view over Bremen.
  • Schnoor quarter: The Schnoor quarter is the oldest part of the city and is known for its narrow streets, half-timbered houses and charming boutiques. Here you can stroll through the picturesque streets, buy handicrafts and discover cosy caf├ęs.
  • Overseas Museum: The Overseas Museum is a diverse ethnological museum that focuses on different cultures and countries around the world. It offers fascinating exhibitions about history, art, nature and people from all over the world.

The mountain in Friedehorstpark was not marked, I relied on GPS and experiences from the Himalaya. Cycled through Bremen city center and saw the 4 Bremer Stadtmusikanten and Roland before I continued south to a campsite close to the Weser in Drakenburg. 7 Euros per night, lessons learned by A.W. from A. (a Schwab).