Bremen – Bremen Cathedral

Bremen Cathedral was first constructed as a smaller church in 860, replacing a nearby wooden church by the river. The structure and layout that is seen today dates from 1042, although has been much changed over the centuries.

One of the stained glass windows in the side chapel on the south nave.

These wooden choir stalls made from oak date from the 1360s and were salvaged during a renovation which took place in the earlier nineteenth century.

Rather a decorative cathedral, there are numerous wall paintings and decorations.

The wooden pulpit dates to 1638 when the cathedral was re-opened following a period of closure.

The cathedral’s rose window which has been a feature of the building since the medieval period, although particular one dates from the end of the eighteenth century.

The eastern crypt, used for those wanting quiet worship.

The clock dates from 1647, although I’m not sure what the cathedral are planning to do with it as it’s currently just on display on the floor.

The western crypt, which is still used for christenings.

Located in the western crypt this font is made of bronze and is from the early thirteenth century.

The rather grand nave, brighter than some other cathedrals I’ve visited in northern Europe.

The rather grand wooden front door. Next little visit was to climb to the top of the cathedral’s tower….