1. Home
  2. Living
  3. Residing

Residing in Bremen

Sorry, there is no description for this photo available
Whatever your life circumstances are, you’ll feel right at home in Bremen! Peaceful and idyllic locations on the water are attractive to some, while lively and vibrant quarters are a must for others. Rummage through our pages for the neighborhood and housing type that’s best for you.

© WFB - Frank Pusch

New in Bremen

Welcome to Bremen! Here you will find tips to help you get off to a smooth start in our Hanseatic city. You're sure to get off to a good start in your new home!

Bremen Houses

They are located in Schwachhausen, in the Viertel or in the Neustadt - the typical Old Bremen houses have long been a historical feature of Bremen's old town. Even today, the terraced houses with traditional stucco on the façades, high ceilings and antique parquet flooring are very much in demand.

Auf dem Bild sind altbremer Häuser in Schwachhausen zu sehen mit Sonnenstrahlen

© WFB/Jonas Schmidt

One special feature of Bremen's houses is their history. During this period, from around 1850 to 1920, large tenement houses were built in cities such as Hamburg or Berlin, whereas in Bremen these were forbidden, as were backyard buildings. This is how the typical terraced houses in classicism, historicism and art nouveau, which were designed as single-family houses at the time, came into being in Bremen.

Unfortunately, some Old Bremen houses were destroyed during World War 2. Others were altered in the 1960s to remove the stucco, which was considered ugly at the time, or the high ceilings were taken down because of heating costs.

Nevertheless, many of Bremen's houses are well preserved and still characterise the cityscape. Many buildings are even listed today. In general, Bremen's houses are among the most sought-after properties in Bremen and are a popular tourist attraction as photo motifs worth seeing.

The Right District for You

Bremen's 23 districts are as varied and diverse as the people who live in them. Situated on the left or right bank of the Weser, close to the city or in a rural idyll, pulsating cultural hotspots or family-friendly neighbourhoods - in the Weser metropolis you are guaranteed to find the residential area that suits you best. You can get a first impression with our district portraits.

Gezeichnete Skyline von Bremens prominentenen Gebäuden