BremenBremen is where the traditional meets the modern, and metropolitan living meets north German hospitality. Here, you never have to travel too far or for too long. In Bremen, history, culture and life’s little pleasures are closely interwoven – and are often only a short walk apart. Arriving in the city by air is particularly convenient, as the journey from the airport to the city centre takes only eleven minutes by tram. Go on the trail of the Town Musicians for a true fairytale experience and discover Bremen’s feel-good factor.
The CityWhether walking, cycling or using public transport, getting around Bremen is easy. Bremen measures only 10 km by 2 km, and is filled with architectural gems.such as the Schnoor-Viertel complete with its' medieval buildings. The Bremer Kunsthalle houses one of Germany's finest art collections. There are few public parks which have a vibrancy like Bürgerpark, located in the middle of the city. Stop to have a bite to eat at the cafe, play a round of miniature golf or bring a blanket and watch the world pass by. Sports fans will already be aware that Bremen is the home of Werder Bremen, a German premier league (Bundesliga) team. Stadium tours are offered for those who want to get up close and personal with the home of this famous team. There are many museums and galleries dotted throughout the city, and a family friendly, interactive science center, Universum Bremen. There is always something exciting going on in Bremen, Since 1036 during the last two weeks of October, Bremen has hosted Freimarkt, one of the largest fairground festivals in Europe. With so much to see, eat, do and experience - let Bremen lead you down its' cobbled streets to an adventure that awaits.
Arts & Culture"Tell me and I'll forget. Show me and I'll remember. Involve me and I'll understand." A wise piece of advice from the ancient Chinese philosopher Confucius that Bremen has put into practice – in the museums that entertain as they educate and discovery centres that are more than just a fun day out. For the 'Knowledge Worlds' in Bremen and Bremerhaven the magic is in the mix – a wealth of information that is well explained and clearly presented. Avant-garde and Old Masters, traditional customs, experimentation, ethnology, natural history – Bremen's museums cast their net far and wide.
AttractionsBremen has many attractions to offer its visitors – the Bremen Town Musicians and the UNESCO World Heritage town hall are certainly among the most popular. But did you know that Bremen is also a city of science? You can find out how astronauts live in the International Space Station or sit and tremble on the earthquake sofa at Universum Bremen. Or perhaps you would like to venture into the world of shipbuilding or explore the pretty narrow lanes of the Schnoor quarter? We have put together a list of eleven highlights that are not to be missed on a visit to the city.
BremenCARDExperience more and save money: - free travel on local public transport in Bremen (buses, trams and regional trains in Bremen and Bremen Nord, from 6pm on the day before the first day of validity and until 3am after the last day of validity - ferry ride across the River Weser (Osterdeich to Café Sand) - discounts of up to 50% on guided tours, admissions to theatres and museums, boat trips and much more Price example: 1-day card for 1 adult + 2 children (up to 14 years) € 10,50 Book your BremenCARD online: www.bremen-tourismus.de/bremencard Available at: - by telephone via the service center of the Bremer-Touristik Zentrale: +49 421 / 30 800 10 - Bremen Tourist Information offices at the main station and in the Böttcherstraße - in participating hotels
ExperiencesA guided tour into the world of manned space travel or one of the most modern Mercedes factories in the world? From the classic city tour to unusual themed tours - these experiences of a special kind can only be found in Bremen.
Quality StarsBremen is home to a wide range of big brands and manufacturers, including Beck's beer, Jacob's coffee, Milka and Hachez chocolate, Kellogg's cornflakes, Chiquita bananas and Philadelphia cream cheese. And just like with any good recipe, the secret to Bremen's success lies in the right balance of ingredients – here you'll find both international brands and family-owned businesses that are steeped in tradition. All over Bremen, smaller local producers put their heart and soul into creating the most wonderful delicacies. These make the perfect souvenir for visiting tourists. Many producers also offer guided tours and experiences, where visitors get a chance to see how the finished product is made. Why not give one of them a try?
Food and DrinkCalling all foodies! As you wander through the twisting cobbled streets you will seduced by a mix of trendy bistros, international cafés and home style restaurants serving hearty local specialties. Kohl und Pinkel (cabbage and spicy sausage) keep Bremen fans wanting for more. Labskaus, Grünkohl and Knipp, a poor man’s mix of grits and bacon served with fried potatoes and apples, is also extremely popular. Bremen is also a destination for wine lovers - Bremer Ratskeller has the world’s largest collection of wine. And of course, Bremen is the home of Beck’s Beer.
NightlifeBremen is not just a great city to visit during the day. There's also plenty going on at night too! Where you can party into the early hours. As Bremen's mascots, the donkey, cat, dog and rooster, bid each other goodnight, and the Roland statue closes his eyes to sleep, the city on the Weser river comes to life once again. There are many things to experience in Bremen by night: going on a pub tour with friends in the 'Viertel' district, enjoying an evening out in a stylish bar, or dancing the night away at a trendy club on the 'disco mile'. http://www.bremen-tourism.de/bremen-for-night-owls
Green City and CyclingWhat shall I do first!? If you haven't been to Bremen before, you'll probably find yourself asking this question. Bremen has many attractions to offer its visitors – the Bremen Town Musicians and the UNESCO World Heritage town hall are certainly among the most popular, but Bremen is also a city of science. You can find out how astronauts live in the International Space Station or sit on the earthquake sofa at Universum Bremen. Perhaps you would like to venture into the world of shipbuilding or explore the pretty narrow lanes of the Schnoor quarter? We have put together a list of ten highlights that are not to be missed on a visit to the city.
EventsTop events in Bremen – Whether Sixdays or Freimarkt, Schlachte Magic or Samba Carnival - Bremen people know how to celebrate.
Full of unique and coveted goods, you can’t escape Bremen’s mix of stores and boutiques. The 16th-century Schnoor quarter is unbeatable, with fishermen and artisan cottages bursting with galleries, goldsmiths and eccentric retail establishments. Keep an eye open for aromatic teas, jewelry and hand-painted crockery. Those with a penchant for fine spirits will find their holy grail around the main market square: Ratskeller stocks some of Germany’s best wines. Just down the road, beautifully hand-crafted toys line the shelves of Martinshof. Sögestrasse comes up trumps with the swish but traditional fashion houses, Stiesing and Roland-Center. All things classy and pricey are located around Fedelhören, where delicatessens, shops and antique stores rub shoulders with designer boutiques. On a rainy day, head for Domshof Passage. This glass-covered shopping mile is packed with exclusive little shops and boutiques to tempt even the most hardened shoppers. Visit the Ostertorviertel, or simply "Viertel", which is a lively quarter around the Ostertorsteinweg with pubs, discotheques, cinemas, boutiques and shops with groceries from all over the world.