An intriguing study in contrasts, this excursion first presents Bremen’s rich historical side, followed by a tour of the Mercedes-Benz factory, one of Germany’s most modern facilities.
Depart from the pier and make the one-hour drive toward Bremen via the German Autobahn that somewhat parallels the Weser River, which connects Bremerhaven and Bremen. Upon arrival, you will embark upon a guided walking tour of the city center’s landmarks.
There’s the beautiful town hall, parts of which were constructed in the 15th century, a 600-year-old statue of Roland, and a bronze sculpture of the Bremen Town Musicians, four fairytale animals immortalized in a story by the Brothers Grimm. You will also make your way down the narrow lanes of the charming Schnoor District, which dates back to the 15th century. This is the oldest district in the entire city of Bremen.
Rejoining your coach, you’ll drive to Bremen’s state-of-the-art Mercedes-Benz factory, where more than six million passenger cars have been produced since 1978. Every day, classic models including the Mercedes SL, E-Class Coupé and GLK, roll off the production line here.
On your behind-the-scenes tour, you will watch the cars take shape during assembly and see firsthand what makes these vehicles so remarkable. This tour isn’t just for auto enthusiasts; it appeals to anyone with an appreciation for precise engineering and high-quality luxury products. Following your exclusive guided visit of the factory, you will return to the pier in Bremerhaven, taking in the sights along the way.
Please note: This tour includes approximately 3 1/2 hours of moderate walking/standing. There are a few steps to negotiate as well as uneven and cobblestone streets in the city center. The tour is not available to wheelchair guests or those guests with mobility concerns. Weather appropriate clothing; sun cap; sunglasses; and flat, comfortable walking shoes are suggested. Guests should be prepared for the possibility of rain. The travel time to Bremen is approximately 1-hour in each direction.