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.