Unser Lieben Frauenkirchhof
Just behind the World Heritage Site and as the interface between Bremen's market square, Obernstraße, Sögestraße and Domshof, the central square of the pedestrian zone is UnserLiebenFrauenkirchhof. Like many of the squares in Bremen's city centre, it is a square with a rich historical past. The square takes its name from Bremen's second-oldest church, the Gothic Church of Our Lady from the Middle Ages, whose development also influenced that of the square. From the 13th century onwards, the square was increasingly used as a market place, while the Liebfrauenkirche played the role of the market church. In keeping with this tradition, the flower market takes place here every morning.
Meeting place and shopping
Today, a large number of smaller shops have settled around the LiebenFrauenkirchhof. In keeping with the market atmosphere, there have also been permanent snack providers on the square for many years - and the gastronomic areas grow every year.
Wine tradition on the edge of the square
The Ratskeller is also located on the edge of the Unser Lieben Frauenkirchhof. It is the emblem of Bremen's wine tradition, which you would not expect to find here in northern Germany. But in keeping with the Hanseatic city's trading activities, records from the 14th century already refer to a "city wine cellar". During the subsequent more than 600 years of wine history, Bremen has thus developed into a secret wine metropolis. Since 1979, the reputation of Bremen's Ratskeller has become increasingly well-known and it has been awarded several prizes.