The Universum Bremen is a science museum in Bremen, Germany. Visitors are encouraged to interact with most of the approximately 250 exhibits. It receives on average 450,000 visitors annually. The Universum Bremen opened in September 2000 near to the University of Bremen, Germany. Covering over 4,000 m² the exhibition contains exhibits related to one of the three topics: mankind, earth and the cosmos. The science center building, with its 40,000 stainless steel scales, resembles a mixture between a whale and mussel. It was designed by the Bremen architect Thomas Klumpp.
The picturesque Böttcherstraße in the heart of the Hanseatic city of Bremen is known for its ornate brick architecture. The Böttcherstraße Museums (Museen Böttcherstraße) provide the architectural and cultural highlight of the Böttcherstraße ensemble. They include the Ludwig Roselius Museum, a 16th-century patrician house typical of old Bremen, and the Paula Modersohn-Becker Museum, which was designed by the sculptor, decorative artist and architect Bernhard Hoetger.
Only a few minutes’ walk away from Bremen’s central market square, the Kunsthalle Bremen’s building has stood in the Wall gardens for over 150 years. The gallery’s private owner is to this day is the Kunstverein in Bremen (the Bremen Art Association) founded by the citizens of Bremen in 1823, making it one of the oldest art associations in Germany. With more than 8,000 members, it counts today one of the strongest memberships in the Federal Republic of Germany. As the city’s most distinguished art and cultural institution, its impact extends far beyond the region.
The Übersee Museum Bremen is a Natural History and Ethnographic museum in Bremen, Germany. In an integrated exhibition of Nature, Culture and Trading, the museum presents aspects of overseas regions with permanent exhibitions relating to Asia, South Pacific/Oceania, Americas and Africa. Since 1993, the building itself is protected by the monument protection act. In 1875, the collections of the Bremen Natural History Society became become the property of the city of Bremen under the name “Municipal Collections of Natural History and Ethnography”, the library of the society having been given to the city in 1872.
Discover fascinating aspects from different periods of Bremen’s history. One park and six houses showcase 1,200 years of fascinating municipal and cultural history in permanent and temporary exhibitions, at the Focke laboratory and in the children’s museum. Marvel at exquisite works of fine art and crafts or explore the display room of the Focke Museum which provides an A to Z of cultural history.