We are back in New York, but I have many more pictures of our visit to Bremen, Germany, my hometown.
After we stayed with my friend Karen on her farm in the country, we took the train back to Bremen, where my mom picked us up.
The next time you see a Beck’s beer bottle, take a look at it and you’ll see the key to the city of Bremen. From now on you’ll always think of me when you see a Beck’s beer :)
Then the tour began, and we walked to the maketplace. That’s the “Dom” in the foreground.
I’ve obviously seen all of this hundreds of times in my life growing up in Bremen, but Oliver showed us pictures on his iPad of what the buildings looked like before the war and after the war, and it was fascinating to see the difference.
Bremen was bombed to pieces in World War II, and luckily many buildings were rebuilt to their former glory.
This is the Rathaus and the famous Roland statue. Landon has visited this part of Bremen with me many times — here he is at 2 1/2 years old, listening to street musicians.
If you’ve been following my blog for a few years, you know that I eat German poppy seed cake almost every day I’m visiting. Can’t get enough of it. So of course I couldn’t resist this “Mohnkuchen” with almond paste.
I’ve blogged about making German poppy seed cake years ago — here is the recipe.
After having such a lovely time, L and I got on the tram to get back to my mom’s house. He requested to use the tram, one of his favorite things to do there, and my mom drove my aunt and herself back in her car.
Have you ever been to Germany?
If you ever get the chance to visit Bremen, definitely check out the Bremen marketplace and Schnoor. And you already know who to books as a tour guide :)