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Ein Häuserblock im Stadtteil Tenever
Up on High

Quelle: bremen.online / JUA

Only 11 kilometers away from the historical city center, the neighborhood of Osterholz is very central. Popular with singles, families, seniors alike, altogether around 38,000 people live in the neighborhood sections of Tenever, Blockdiek, Ellener Feld, Ellenerbrok-Schevemoor and Osterholz. 

Quintessential Osterholz

Many Bremen residents think of tower blocks when they hear Osterholz. The section of Tenever is a living example of the 1970’s craze for high-rises. The Kesseler Block and Block 410 have been removed to create green space and a skating park, and continual modernization in recent years has ensured a boost in the neighborhood’s living quality. The original village charm of the section of Osterholz encounters modern single-family homes and Bremen’s largest shopping center: The Weserpark. The Blockdiek is shopping-wise also well equipped, having its own shopping center as well as a weather-proof, roofed farmers’ market. One of the largest cemeteries in North Germany lies in Blockdiek, the Osterholzer Friedhof. It contains the gravestones of famous people and a memorial for the fallen of war. The cemetery was created as a park and stretches over 80 hectares. The sections of Ellenerbrok-Schevermoor and Ellener Feld combine the rural and the urban: Multifamily and single-family houses with gardens create the picture of a green city.   

Not to be Missed in Osterholz


As an alternative to Bremen’s historic city center, shopping possibilities in the neighborhood include the shopping center in Blockdiek as well as at the modern Weserpark in the section of Osterholz. The street Hans-Bredow-Straße also has a wide range of retailers open for business.

Quelle: Weserpark Bremen

Haus im Park

The Gesundheit Nord Clinic Group Bremen not only concerns itself with the medical care of its patients, it also has three culture sites. Two of are the Haus and the Galerie im Park. Both regularly have concerts, readings, theater and exhibitions. 

Quelle: Gesundheit Nord-Klinikverbund Bremen


The third cultural site of the Gesundheit Nord Clinic Group Bremen is the Krankenhaus-Museum (Hospital Museum), with an exhibition that explains the cultural history of psychiatry. 

Quelle: Gesundheit Nord-Klinikverbund Bremen

Osterholzer Feldmark

Today the green lung of the neighborhood is still used for agricultural proposes. As compensation for the building of the Hemeling tunnel, a biotope and a bat cave were installed in the Feldmark. The biotope is cared for by teachers, pupils and parents of various schools, together with the neighborhood advisory council of Osterholz.

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Krietes Wald

The last bit of woods left in Osterholz is the Krietes Wald. Numerous trees could grow undisturbed for decades, in an environment optimal for flora and fauna. A special denizen of the Krietes Wals is the Emerit, a two-centimeter large beetle. The Emerit is rarely seen, but leaves behind a pleasant apricot and peach odor. Bats also feel right at home in the Krietes Wald. 

Quelle: Seniorenlotse

Archaeological Site

Various chance finds have proven that the area has been settled by humans for at least 5,000 years. A systematical dig took place on the Osterholz Heerstraße and the remains of a settlement dating from the late Bronze Age to the early Roman Empire – from around 7th/6th century BC to the 2nd century AD – were found.  Numerous fully intact ground plans for houses, storage chambers and wells could be uncovered and researched. The most important find is a flint axe, the oldest object found to date. 

Good to Know!

The Klinikum Bremen-Ost is not only a place which concerns itself with the medical health of its patients, it’s also an important cultural institution in the neighborhood. The Haus im Park regularly holds concerts, readings, theater and it puts special emphasis on working with children and youth. For readings and exhibitions, the Galerie im Park is the right address and at the Krankenhausmuseum you can learn about the cultural history of psychiatry.

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