Weserstrasse (Bremen)

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coat of arms
Street in Bremen
Basic data
city Bremen
District Vegesack
Created after 1780
Newly designed 1980s
Cross streets Schulkenstrasse, Breitestrasse, Kimmstrasse, Halenbeckstrasse, Bermpohlstrasse, Rohrstrasse
Buildings Vegesacker captain's houses (including 22, 24–27, 30, 32), Villa Fritze , Villa Schröder , Villa Bischoff
User groups Pedestrian traffic , bicycle traffic , car traffic
Road design Two-lane carriageway, two-sided promenade
Technical specifications
Street length 700

The Weserstraße is an access road in the Bremen district of Vegesack in the town district. It runs parallel to the lower Weser promenade on the Weser . It is one of the most beautiful streets in northern Germany and leads in an east-west direction from Schulkenstrasse (named after the Schulken family) to Rohrstrasse in the direction of Vegesacker Hafen .

The cross streets were u. a. named as Breite Straße , where Alt- and Neu-Vegesack bordered each other, Kimmstraße after the builder Johann Friedrich Kimm, who laid the street in 1840, Halenbeckstraße (previously Schmalestraße ) after the local historian and writer Lüder Halenbeck (1841–1895), Bermpohlstraße (previously Sandstraße ) after the navigation teacher Adolph Bermpohl (1833-1887) and Rohrstraße (previously Buchtstraße ) after the city director and printer's owner Friedrich Rohr (1850-1913) and to the south as Vegesack beach promenade, which leads through the Vegesack city garden , with various stairways.


From 1618 to 1623 the Vegesack harbor, which belonged to Bremen, was laid out. Around the port, the village of Vegesack developed mainly to the west, which came to the Electorate of Hanover in 1741, but without the port, became Bremen again in 1803 and became a city in 1852. After 1773, Kur-Hannover developed a plan to settle the heathland between Fähr and the Vegesack harbor and slowly, from 1775, implemented it as Neu-Vegesack , with Weserstraße also being laid out as an extension of today's Rohrstraße.

In the 19th century, Weserstraße developed alongside Gerhard-Rohlfs-Straße and Reeder-Bischoff-Straße to become an important street in Vegesack. The street had predominantly one to two / three-storey residential buildings. Distinctive entrepreneurial and captain's houses characterize the picture. The street was named after the Weser .

Buildings and monuments

No. 22
No. 24
No. 27a
No. 28
No. 29
No. 33a Remise
No. 69/70 company residence
No. 74/75 Villa Fritze
No. 75c tea house
No. 83: Harbers Bakery

On Weserstrasse there are one to two / three-storey buildings, mostly residential and also commercial buildings. The classicist captain's houses are juxtaposed with the huge villas from the Wilhelminian era . Captains, shipyard managers, craftsmen, merchants and educators lived here. On the south side, the gardens of the villas slope steeply towards the Weser. This is where the city garden of Vegesack is located, where the botanist and doctor Albrecht Wilhelm Roth once planted rare trees. From the verandas of the villas, the residents have a wide and beautiful view over the Weser.

Listed building

The following buildings are under monument protection in Bremen

  • The Wohnhausgruppe Kapitänshäuser Vegesack , Weserstraße Nos. 22 to no. 32 are provided as an ensemble under conservation . They were built in the style of classicism .
    • Weserstraße 22: Captain Lauer's house from around 1860; formerly home of captain Friedr. Wilh. Rickleff Lauer.
    • Weserstraße 23: The house from around 1860; formerly home of secondary school teacher Carl Vettkötter
    • Weserstraße 24: The house of Captain Diedrich Schilling from around 1840
    • Weserstraße 25: The house from 1801/1850, built for Captain Claus Ruyter; formerly home of Dr. med. Georg Wilmanns
    • Weserstraße 26: The house of Captain Behring from around 1865 was built for Captain Nicolaus Joh. Behring according to plans by Heinrich Müller .
    • Weserstraße 26A: The house from around 1865 was built for Captain Heinrich Warneke according to plans by Müller.
    • Weserstraße 27: Captain Hollmann's house from around 1865
    • Weserstraße 27A: The house of Captain August Vespermann from around 1860
    • Weserstraße 28: House from around 1890 (?)
    • Weserstraße 29: The house from around 1840
    • Weserstraße 30: The house of Captain Hinrich Hilken from around 1850
    • Weserstraße 31: The house from around 1801/1850, where the teacher and local history researcher Diedrich Steilen lived until 1920 .
    • Weserstraße 32: The house from around 1850 on the corner of Kimmstraße. The house of Albrecht Wilhelm Roth stood here until the new Kimmstrasse was built around 1840 .
  • Weserstraße 33: This is where the Bremen-Vegesack volunteer fire brigade resides , a former coach house and coach house; see Villa Fritze Weserstraße 74/75.
  • Weserstraße 65: The Ulrichsvilla was built around 1840 in the classicism style for the shipyard owner Hermann Friedrich Ulrichs . It reminds of the beginnings of the later Vulkan shipyard. It was a rare type of house in Vegesack. The first and longstanding director of the Bremen volcano, Victor Nawatzki, also lived here . Then it was used by the shipyard as an office building. Including the old facade, there is now a modern apartment house.
  • Weserstraße 69/70: The factory residential building Weserstraße des Bremer Vulkan from 1922 was built according to plans by August Abbehusen .
  • Weserstraße 74, 75, 75c: Villa Fritze , from 1938 town house Vegesack, after 1945 until 2012 the seat of the Vegesack local office with a meeting room and registry office Bremen-Nord. The summer residence of the Fritze family was built in 1876 according to plans by Heinrich Müller in the era of historicism. The lavish villa with a view of the Weser was one of the most splendid properties of wealthy merchants on the high banks of the Weser. Together with the existing outbuilding at Weserstraße 33-33A / Kimmstraße, the ensemble represents an outstanding example of upper-class living culture in Vegesack. The Bremen architect Müller built a villa for the Fritze family that was shaped by French Renaissance and Baroque influences. Before that, there was a smaller, single-storey, classicist country house from 1827 owned by the merchant and senator Carl Wilhelm August Fritze . The property included a park that Fritze bought from the heirs of the doctor and botanist Albrecht Wilhelm Roth in 1834. The park site formed the core of today's Vegesack city garden on the Weser promenade. The former tea house , built in 1879/80, with a stair tower and an octagonal, renaissance, bastion-like Belvedere pavilion (Weserstr. 75 c), and a coachman and coach house in the Swiss style (Weserstr. 33-33a) are still separated from the outbuildings . After various renovations and extensions, the Vegesack volunteer fire brigade is based here today .
  • Weserstraße 78: The Buermeyer house was built in 1927/28 for the businessman Carl Buermeyer according to plans by Heinrich Wilhelm Behrens and Friedrich Neumark . Together with Wilhelm Hockemeyer, Buermeyer had been a partner in the Thiele brothers (later thiele and fendel group ) since 1896 .
  • Weserstraße 78a / 79: The Villa Schröder of the merchant Johann Friedrich Schröder was built in 1887 in the neo-renaissance style according to plans by Ludwig Klingenberg and Hugo Weber . The building was extended in 1911 and an extension was added in 1950. The shipyard owner Gert Lürssen renovated the house after 1950 according to plans by Dieter Hoffmann and Gert Kannengießer.
  • Weserstraße 83: Harbers bakery house from the late 18th century. Master baker and mayor Berend Harbers built the house, which became the Schnatmeyer bakery through inheritance in 1819 and which is still owned by the family today.
  • Weserstraße 84: The Villa Bischoff from 1886/87 was designed as a wedding present for the founder of the Argo-Reederei Friedrich Bischoff (shipowner) by Ludwig Klingenberg and Hugo Weber in the building era of historicism . The carvings in the Argo room by the Vegesack wood sculptor Nikolaus Bunkenborg are remarkable.
  • Weserstraße 85: The Steinbrügge villa from around 1840 was built by the merchant Georg Hinrich Steinbrügge in the classicism style.

More buildings

  • Weserstraße 3 (not preserved) was the birthplace of Lüder Halenbeck , pedagogue, local researcher and writer in 1841 .
  • Weserstraße 7 is the seat of the three-storey lodge house of the Freemason Lodge Bremer Logenhaus-Verein , founded in 1885 a. a. by Friedrich Rohr , who lived here.
  • Weserstraße 34: Commercial building with the seat of the Bremen Football Association
  • Weserstraße 35: Commercial building in which the pro familia advice center is located in Bremen-Nord.
  • Weserstraße 65a: A very large, six-story residential complex has been added to the Ulrichsvilla . Only the old facade of the villa was preserved.
  • Weserstraße 80/81: Villa Danziger was built in 1888 for the merchant Hermann Danziger, as were No. 78a / 79 and No. 84 by Ludwig Klingenberg and Hugo Weber. Seat of the Caritas Association of the Catholic Church in Bremen-Nord, the house housed the St. Theresienhaus Bremen , a child and youth welfare facility, from 1927 to 2007 . In 2013 the Belle-Vue apartment house was demolished and rebuilt .
  • Weserstraße 81: ADAC Weser-Ems headquarters in Bremen-Nord. The Norddeutscher Hof , formerly Bellevue, was located at this point until the mid-1970s

See also


  • Else Arens: captains, villas, gardens. The Weserstraße in Vegesack . Aschenbeck and Holstein, Bremen 1998, ISBN 393229212 X .
  • Wendelin Seebacher among others: Vegesack . Ed .: Bremische Gesellschaft, NWD-Verlag, Bremerhaven 1990.
  • Rudolf Stein : Classicism and Romanticism in the Architecture of Bremen, Vol. II, Hauschild, Bremen 1965.
  • Architects and Engineers Association (ed.): Bremen and its buildings 1900 , Schünemann, Bremen 1900.

Individual evidence

  1. ^ Monument database of the LfD
  2. ^ Monument database of the LfD
  3. ^ Monument database of the LfD
  4. ^ Monument database of the LfD

Coordinates: 53 ° 10 ′ 19 "  N , 8 ° 36 ′ 58"  E