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Vegesack

Blick über die Maritime Meile in Bremen Vegesack
In the Far North of the City

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Vegesack lies in the north of Bremen, where the Lesum River meets the Weser. About 400 years ago, Germany’s first artificial harbour was constructed here.  Today this neighbourhood no longer lives from fishing, but the olden days make themselves known in Vegesack Harbour at the Havenhaus (Harbour House), the fountain column, and the bronze statue of a whale jaw. The pedestrian zone in the heart of the neighbourhood offers modern counterpoints: Here residents and visitors are presented with numerous recreation and shopping opportunities. The yearly Vegesacker Hafenfest (Vegesack Harbour Festival) takes place on the first weekend in June.

Impressions of Vegesack

Inner Harbor Vegesack

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Farmer's Market at Sedansplatz

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Bridge by Night

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Horse at the Hammersbecker Meadows

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Playground in the Stadtgarten

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District Bremen-Vegesack

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Ferry to Lemwerder

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Quiet Place in Schönebeck

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Shopping Center Haven Höövt

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Quintessential Vegesack

 

The Bremen neighbourhood Vegesack is made up of five different sections. The section bearing the same name as the neighbourhood - Vegesack - is its centre and has the harbour in it, which is now a museum, rather than a working, harbour. Addition attractions here include the Weser promenade and the Kitohaus. Grohn is a particularly diverse area. Once a fishing village, it’s now the home of Jacobs University and the portal to the Haus Seefahr. In Schönebeck there a some very old buildings, included the well-known Museum Schloss Schönebeck (Palace Schönebeck) in the valley of the Schönebecker Aue (Meadow) and the small wooden Schönebecker church. The residential character of the section of Aumund-Hammersbeck is illustrated by the single- family houses seen here, but there are also some companies located in the area. Fähr-Lobbendorf was created by combining the sections of Fähr and Lobbendorf in 1946.

Not to Be Missed in Vegesack

The School Ship Germany

The famous Maritime Mile is impressive in many historical areas, but most especially with the School Ship Germany (Schulschiff Deutschland). For many years, the seafaring personnel of the merchant navy were trained here. Now this maritime memorial sits in the mouth of the Lesum River.

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Whale Fins in the Waves

The sculpture from Uwe Häßler can be found on the Weser promenade of the Vegesacker Hafen (Harbour). It’s a memorial to the historical whaling tradition and the "whaling town" of Vegesack.

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Shopping

The Haven Höövt isn’t the only place to shop in Vegesack, but it’s probably the biggest. And the Farmer's Market that takes place every Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday at the Sedansplatz is definitely worth a visit.

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The Vegesack Public Swimming Pool

In addition to numerous amenities such as salt-water pools, the Freizeitbad Vegesack also has an area for competitive swimming. A 60-metre long slide and a current stream boost the fun-factor. In the warmer months, there is an outdoor pool with a slide surrounded by a wide lawn with sunchairs.

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The Lesumsperrwerk

The Sperrwerk (flood barrier) connects the sections of Grohn in Vegesack and Werderland in Burglesum. It was completed in 1974 and serves as flood protection - it doesn’t allow the water level in the Lesum to exceed a maximum of 2,70 metres.

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The Hammersbecker Meadow

Abutting Lower Saxony’s borders at the Vegesacker Geest are the Hammersbecker Meadows. With 27.2 hectares, the size of the nature preservation area makes it perfect for an excursion into the idyllic countryside.

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Palace Schönebeck

Today a local history museum is housed in Museum Schloss Schönebeck, where you can learn about Vegesack’s interesting past, as well as the fascinating history of shipping. Occasionally, the space is also used for concerts and exhibitions.

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The St. Michael Church

This neighbourhood has traditionally been influenced by Protestantism. A unique parish can be found in the section of Grohn with its St.-Michael-Kirche (St. Michael Church), which has been under historic preservation since 1977.

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Good to Know!

Those who live in Vegesack probably already know that the neighbourhood in its entirety has less dance clubs than on the single strip of the "Diskomeile" (Disco Mile) in Bremen’s downtown. Better to reckon with a half hour train ride into town if you want to go dancing. However, Vegesack has its fair share of pubs and bars for getting together and watching a game, or to enjoy a delicious cocktail. For example, at the "Fährhaus", "Muddy", or in the music and sport bar "Horizont".

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