The Vahr is made up of four sections. With the publication of Sven Regner’s novel, "Neue Vahr Süd", which was later made into a television movie, it has become known beyond Bremen’s borders. The neighbourhood is marked by its diversity. While the section of Gartenstadt Vahr is very green and has a large amount of garden allotments, the sections of Neue Vahr Nord, Neue Vahr Südwest, and Neue Vahr Südost are marked by an urban character: Imposing apartment complexes and wide streets built for car travel dominate. The green spaces and the Vahrer See (Lake) are like secret oases in the urban landscape.