Conference Venue

Die Glocke

(Das Bremer Konzerthaus)

Built 1926–1928, renovated 1995–1997

Die Glocke is a cultural centre of the city of Bremen, and its outstanding acoustics make it a popular venue with many international stars of classical music.

Its architecture shows the restraint typical of the Hanseatic cities and yet, both outside and inside, it is a gem of art deco design without equal in Germany. The main hall, moreover, boasts acoustics in the same league as those of the big names. The legendary conductor Herbert von Karajan said that Bremen’s was one of the three best concert halls in Europe. Furthermore, it is one of only two surviving ‘zigzag’ halls in Germany, as art deco is referred to there. The building’s origins lie back in the early days of Bremen’s history, although the structure that now stands near the cathedral was only opened in 1928. Since then, Die Glocke – after many ups and downs – has developed into a concert and events venue that is known far beyond the borders of Germany.

From the outside, Die Glocke appears to be a homogenous ensemble, well integrated with the buildings belonging to St Peter’s Cathedral.

More information about the history can be found here.


Die Glocke
Domsheide 4/5
28195 Bremen

How to get there

From the airport board the tram line 6 (direction “Universität”) and get off “Domsheide”.

From Hauptbahnhof (main station) board the tram lines 4 (direction “Arsten”), 6 (direction “Flughafen”) or 8 (direction “Huchting”) and get off “Domsheide”.

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