Bremen Travel Tip:
Bremen Cathedral, dedicated to St. Peter, belongs to the Bremian Evangelical Church, a member of the Protestant umbrella organisation named Evangelical Church in Germany. Some of the highlights of the cathedral are the remaining beautifully hand-carved choir stalls from 1365 may still be found in one of the chapels. The stone baptismal font dates back to 1229 and has been moved to all parts of the cathedral over the years and now rests near the entrance. Two crypts reveal the lower portions of the original walls and columns of the original cathedral, and others contain the bodies of almost ninety graves of bishops, archbishops, and others notables. An unusual
Bleikeller or lead basement is located beneath the nave, which even before the Reformation had a reputation as an excellent place to preserve bodies of the dead in amazing form. Eight mummies in glass-topped coffins can be seen there. The crypt has been the cathedral's most visited attraction for more than 300 years.
Hours: Monday - Friday 10am - 4:45 pm. Saturday 10am - 1:30pm and Sunday 2pm - 4:45pm.
[ Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bremen_Cathedral ]
Address: Sandstr. 10-12, 28195 Bremen
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