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Hausdächer, im Vordergrund Bäume; Quelle: Ortsamt Seehausen
Rural Living by The City

Quelle: Ortsamt Seehausen

On the outermost southwest edge of Bremen lies Seehausen. While the largest part of this section is made up of marshland, the only main street runs parallel to the flow of the river. Just under 1.100 residents live here in single family homes and farmhouses. The neighbourhood was created from the two villages of Hasenbüren and Seehausen and incorporated into the city of Bremen in 1945. It’s called because Seehausen because a former branch of the Weser River turned into a "See”" (lake).

Impressions of Seehausen

Quintessential Seehausen

Even after being incorporated into the city of Bremen, Seehausen retained its rural character. Old farms - the oldest is supposed to originate from the year 1643 - mark the neighbourhood, although only a few are still working farms. Behind the row of houses lined up along the Seehauser and Hasenbürener Landstraße, spans a wide marshland dotted with wind turbines. In Seehausen, you can live the country-life between the river and meadow without losing the proximately to the city.

Not to be Missed in Seehausen

Good to Know!

In the economic upswing of the 1960s, there was a plan to make an industrial park out of Seehausen. The section of Lankenau had to completely give way to the Neustadt harbour and parts of Seehausen were also torn down. With the construction of the harbour, the only direct street into Seehausen which runs along the Weser was now passé. Citizen protests and subsequently recognition among political decision makers prevented the building of a second new harbour basin, which would have meant the end of Seehausen. However, the population of the neighbourhood, which reached a high of 1,530 residents at the end 1950s, was never reached again.

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