The Asmus-Bremer-Platz Kiel is located between the shopping street Holstenstraße and the publishing house of the Kieler Nachrichten in the center of Kiel.
Asmus-Bremer-Platz commemorates Asmus Bremer, who was mayor of Kiel from 1702 to 1720. Bremer studied law at the Christian-Albrechts-University in Kiel from 1670 and worked first as a lawyer and then as a judge in Kiel. In 1688 Asmus Bremer was elected councillor and in 1702 mayor. During his tenure, he tried to establish Kiel as an important port city. He is a mayor who is particularly close to the people.
Before the Second World War, today’s Asmus-Bremer-Platz was built on. After the war there was a parking lot on this spot. In 1976, the Kiel council assembly decided in a naming resolution that the square would henceforth be called Asmus-Bremer-Platz.
The bronze figure of Asmus Bremer seated on a bench under a tree has been there since 1982 and is the work of the artist Frauke Wehberg.
Asmus-Bremer-Platz in the present
During the Advent season, one of Kiel’s Christmas markets is located on Asmus-Bremer-Platz.
During Kiel Week there is a concert stage for open-air concerts. The Kiel Week stage on Asmus-Bremer-Platz is one of the numerous concert stages.
Asmus-Bremer-Platz is surrounded by retail shops, Holstenstrasse and the Kieler Nachrichten building. In the immediate vicinity there are numerous paid parking spaces, shops and restaurants.
Town Hall Square, Sophienhof, Kleiner Kiel-Kanal, old town, boat harbor, Kiel Fjord and other places and buildings worth seeing are within walking distance.