Bremen, Germany has several museums.......I finally went to one, after living here for the last 18 months! The Focke Museum is located on beautiful grounds with a lovely garden...now frozen over. It deserves a Spring time visit. It was a beautiful modern building with many things to see. The most interesting feature in the middle of the Museum is a huge shipping boat located outside, that you can only view from inside. The only problem is it was all in German and they headphone things that give wonderful details on each exhibit were also only in German. So my husband and I wandered through trying to read the info provided, it was interesting even though we were clueless on what exactly we were looking at. I was sure I'd find an English book in the gift shop and I could read all about it after the fact......but NO English anything. I have to say I was shocked...and my husband reminded me we are in Northern Germany, where they speak German! OH! right!
So I wish I could tell you more about this Museum but I show you my pretty pictures instead!
This statue was outside and I thought it was pretty cool, it looks like a cornucopia. Spilling out of it are plates with different Medieval looking objects.
This vase was not behind any glass, it was gorgeous but all I could think about were kids on a field trip and one of them knocking it over and kaput!
The Museum had a special exhibit call Manieren which means Manners. I could not take pictures in there, but I can tell it is the history of manners in Germany or perhaps Bremen. Not sure but it had two interesting or perhaps odd displays. The first was a thong...1990 H&M started carrying thongs! Okay! And the second was a video showing this guy with a George W. Bush mask on curling threw NYC with a sign on his butt saying "kick my ass".....and they interviewed people kicking him....it was odd. Not sure what either had to do with manners?!
All in all I saw a lot of historical pictures, paintings and artifacts of Bremen pre-war and post war up until modern times. It's a must see but bring an interpreter or speak the language to really enjoy it.
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