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This is Bremen

Bremen's city hall and the Roland statue.
The Hanseatic city of Bremen is the vibrant heart of north-west Germany and home of the famous Bremen Town Musicians. It’s a city where different aspects of history, tradition, science, nature and culture come together to form a fascinating whole. Simply put, Bremen is well worth discovering.


Bremen Keeps Tradition Alive

Bremen, the cosmopolitan city on the river Weser, is steeped in history. The locals are proud of their Hanseatic heritage, but it’s not something they would ever boast about. They enjoy having a coffee on the market square outside the magnificent UNESCO-listed town hall, or a refreshing beer on the bustling Schlachte Embankment. Here, it’s easy to imagine days gone by, when ships from all over the world were docked in the harbour. Even today, you can still see traditional sailing ships here, such as the Alexander von Humboldt. If you walk through the Schnoor quarter, Bremen’s oldest district, or the elegant Böttcherstrasse with its distinctive architecture, you experience history at every turn.

The town hall and Bremen's Roland statue from the outside. The sun is shining.

Town Hall Bremen

Together with the Roland statue, the town hall is part of Bremen's UNESCO World Heritage Site.


Small colourful houses in Bremen's Schnoor district.

Schnoor Quarter

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A Street as a total Work of Art

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A tour guide is with her group at the Bremen Town Musicians.

Guided Tours and Tickets

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The statue of the Bremen Town Musicians.

Must-See Attractions

We have put together a list of highlights!

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Bremen Fires the Imagination

A journey to outer space, a walk through a whirling tornado or an expedition to the tropical jungle of Borneo – a trip to Bremen can be all this and more. Sit and tremble on the earthquake sofa at Universum® Bremen, or journey around the world in 80 minutes at the Übersee-Museum Bremen. The knowledge worlds of Bremen will awaken your spirit of discovery and your thirst for adventure. How about a visit to the International space station that was built in Bremen? Or testing your off-road driving skills at one of Germany’s most innovative car plants? Well, have you become curious?

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Universum Bremen

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Mercedes Benz

Mercedes-Benz Factory Tour

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Bremen is Brimming with Art and Culture

In Bremen, you can see works by great masters past and present. Why not take a stroll along Bremen’s ‘cultural mile’ and pay a visit to the internationally renowned Kunsthalle art gallery, the sculpture museum or the design centre? The theatre, which presents a packed programme of entertainment, is just around the corner. A little further on, right by the river, the locals celebrate their big summer festival, the Breminale. And the International Festival of Street Performance, La Strada, turns the city into a giant open-air stage… there’s so much going on in Bremen!

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Museums and Science

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Top Events in Bremen

You should remember these Dates in Bremen!

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Theatre and Stage

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La Strada

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Five-day culture festival.

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Bar Meets Culture

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Schlachte Embankment

Bremen for Culture Enthusiasts

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Bremen is a Place to Enjoy Life

As well as being a “beautiful, historical city”, Bremen is also “down-to-earth” and “a stress-free, friendly city” offering plenty of opportunities for leisure pursuits. At least, that’s what Germans think, according to a recent survey. And Bremen is green! Not only because green is the colour of Werder Bremen football club and Beck’s brewery. The city is also home to a whole host of lush green spaces, idyllic parks and enchanting gardens. They all make discovering Bremen by bike a particular pleasure. But this also a city that is proud of its culinary traditions. Exquisite chocolate, fine wines, rich-tasting coffee and refreshing beer – this historical trading port is home to many famous brands. Bremen is known for producing wonderful foods and drinks, and the locals are known for their appreciation of it. The array of restaurants, bars, cafés and local producers means there’s no shortage of places to enjoy the finer things in life.

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BIKE IT! - Cycling in Bremen

Discover Bremen by bike!

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Culinary Bremen

Let Bremen melt on your tongue.


Jars of sweet from the Bonbon Manufactur

Sweet Delicacies in Bremen

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Bremer Braumanufaktur

Brewery Culture in Bremen

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The Melchersbrücke in the Bürgerpark on a beautiful autumn day.

Parks and Recreation

Enjoy Bremen at its most natural!

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Bremen Offers an Innovative Environment for Strong Sectors

The Bremen region may be relatively small, but what it lacks in size it more than makes up for in its capacity for innovation, its commercial strength and its entrepreneurial spirit. This cosmopolitan city state has expertise in the maritime economy and logistics, wind energy, automotive and the space and aeronautics industries – and is a global player in all of them. Numerous highly respected research institutes are based in Bremen and help to put new ideas and solutions into practice in close collaboration with business.

Getting Around

The tram takes you from the city centre to the main terminal of Bremen Airport in just eleven minutes. And from the main train station, it’s a three-minute walk to the exhibition grounds and around ten minutes to the city centre. Bremen really is a city where you never have to travel too far – it can be easily explored on foot or by bike, or you can use the local public transport.

Eine Straßenbahn fährt an historischen Gebäuden vorbei.

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Science and Research – An Important Driving Force

Over 30,000 students are enrolled on several hundred courses in the federal state of Bremen, which comprises the cities of Bremen and Bremerhaven. There are also numerous non-university research centres that form part of the research community in these cities on the Weser river. Science and research are an important driving force in the development of Bremen and Bremerhaven, and have close links to almost all areas of life. And it’s thanks to this thriving research community that highly qualified and talented young professionals are attracted here – much to the benefit of innovative local companies, and to life in the city in general. The universities and the research institutes are also playing their part in shaping the cityscape. The Fallturm drop tower and the Universum, for example, have become Bremen landmarks, and are as much symbols of the research community as the town hall and the Roland statue are for the city of Bremen.

Bremen Has Many Facets – Discover Them Now!

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The market place of Bremen from above. You can see the Bremen City Hall, St. Peter's Cathedral, the Church of Our Lady, the Bremen Parliament, as well as other buildings in the city center of Bremen.

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