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Green light for the “Waller Sand”: Bremen’s landscaped pair of velvet gloves

New harbour district

Nature remains at the heart of the Molenturm tower

Molenturm in der Überseestadt Bremen
New design for the land around the Molenturm tower © WFB / Frank Pusch

Towering majestically for 12 metres into the skies by the turning basin, the Molenturm has braved the wind and weather for over 100 years. Known affectionately amongst the locals as “mouse tower”, it guides the way with its trusty beacon. The tower is not only a monument you can see from far and wide; it’s also a popular destination for day trippers along the former harbour basin and the River Weser. It symbolises the Überseestadt, and it’s been a listed building since 2000. The “Weiche Kante” has now been given the green light, a project to create a new leisure oasis for visitors and residents to relax and unwind on the waterfront in the west of Bremen. The natural paradise around the Molenturm is now getting redesigned – with a touch of landscaped velvet gloves… 

Visualisation of the Molenturm area (former "Weiche Kante")
© A 24 LANDSCHAFT Landschaftsarchitektur GmbH/monokrom

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