2 Churches to explore in Bremen
Bremen is Germany's smallest state. Two distinct enclaves form the state of Bremen. One is Bremen the state capital, and the other is Bremerhaven the city. Bremen is known for its rich cultural life with many theatres, libraries, archives, museums, and galleries.
The church was originally dedicated to Saint Vitus. It served as the market church of the city and later also as church of the city council. The current building of the Church of Our Lady dates from the 13th century. The brightly colored stained-glass windows are the work of the French artist Alfred Manessier. In 1973, the church was listed under the monument protection act. It was one of the main pilgrimage sites in this area.
The St. Petri Cathedral in Bremen is a Romanesque church building made of sandstone and brick , which was built from the 11th century on the foundations of older predecessor buildings and has been rebuilt in the Gothic style since the 13th century . Side chapels were added in the 14th century . In 1502 the transformation into a late Gothic hall church began which, however, did not get beyond a new north aisle when the Reformation stopped further expansion.