Length: approx. 400 kilometres
In the 16th and 17th centuries the renaissance was the dominant building style in the North German Weser region. No other region in Germany has such a large collection of renaissance buildings as can be seen along the Weser renaissance route between Hann. Münden and Bremen. An economic boom in the period from 1520 to 1620 funded intensive building works. The well-to-do nobility and rulers of the time erected impressive castles, town houses, residences and farmsteads, in stone or as half-timbered buildings.
The Weser renaissance route is a car tour of about 400 kilometres, starting in the town of Hann. Münden and finishing in Bremen. Due to the sheer number of buildings the stretch is divided into three parts. The southern part begins in Hann. Münden and ends in Höxter and Blomberg. The middle part starts in Blomberg and runs up to Hameln. In the north Hameln is the starting point and the Hanseatic city of Bremen the end point. The individual Weser renaissance buildings can be viewed in a continuous circular tour.