Bremen Germany: 2-day Itinerary

Bremen is a city-state in northern Germany. It is one of the largest seaports and maritime trade center of the country.

Besides being an important industrial and commercial center, it is also an important cultural center.

Roland Statue MarktplatzBremen Germany

How to spend 2 days in Bremen Germany

In this 2-day itinerary in Bremen, discover the main attractions of the city.

Day 1 in Bremen

Start your first day in Bremen by visiting Marktplatz, located in the old city center. In the square are located several attractions such as the City Hall (Rathaus) and the Statue of Roland.

Bremen’s Liebfrauenkirche, located near the Rathaus, is the oldest church in the city. Bremen Cathedral, known as St. Petri Dom with its 98-meter towers, is another must-see in the old town.

Head to Böttcherstrasse, a narrow street with numerous unusual examples of expressionist architecture. It is one of the most popular attractions in the city.

Also visit Wallanlagen, a park located 500 meters (0.3 miles) from Marktplatz. End the day by visiting Schlachte, a boulevard along the banks of the Weser River, known for its restaurants and beer gardens.

Things to see

  • Bremer Marktplatz
  • Bremen Roland
  • City Hall (Rathaus)
  • Liebfrauenkirche
  • Bremen Cathedral
  • Böttcherstrasse
  • Wallanlagen
  • Schlachte

Day 1 Itinerary Map

Day 2 in Bremen

Day two in Bremen start by visiting the Universum Bremen, a modern museum with 250 exhibits located near the University of Bremen.

Head to the Focke-Museum, a museum covering 1,000 years of Bremen’s history.

Be sure to visit the Rhododendron, a park located 1.9 km (1.2 miles) from the Focke-Museum. It’s a wonderful place to explore.

Things to see

  • Universum Bremen
  • Focke-Museum
  • Rhododendron

Day 2 Itinerary Map

Sights in Bremen

1. Altstadt and the Schnoor

Altstadt BremenAltstadt Bremen

Roland Statue MarktplatzRoland Statue Marktplatz

Schnoor BremenSchnoor BremenSchnoor Bremen

Bremen old town is an oval area surrounded by the Weser river and medieval walls.

The Altstadt oldest part starts at Marktplatz ending at the Schnoorviertel.

Schnoor is a neighborhood in the medieval center of Bremen. In the Middle Ages, the craftsmen and the fishermen used to live in the Schnoor quarter.

Altstadt

2. Marktplatz

Altstadt Bremen

The Marktplatz is a square in Bremen home of the Bremer Rathaus and the Roland Statue.

Marktplatz

3. Rathaus

Rathaus BremenRathaus Bremen

The Rathaus (Bremen City Hall) was built in 1410 and had its Weser Renaissance facade added in the 17th century.

The building was added to the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

Am Markt 21, 28195

4. Bremen Cathedral

Bremen Cathedral

The Bremen Cathedral (St. Petri) is a Protestant/Lutheran church.

The cathedral is located between the town hall and the State Parliament.

Sandstraße 10-12, 28195

5. Böttcherstrasse

Böttcherstrasse

The Böttcherstrasse is one of the most popular attractions of the city. The street has about 100 m long.

 It contains several art museums, restaurants, shops.

Böttcherstrasse

6. Liebfrauenkirche

Liebfrauenkirche

The Liebfrauenkirche is an Evangelical Protestant church dating from the 11th century.

It is the oldest parish church in Bremen.

Unser Lieben Frauen Kirchhof 27, 28195

7. Rhododendron Park

Rhododendron Park

The Rhododendron Park was established in 1933. It is a wonderful place to be explored if you love nature.

It has a major collection of rhododendrons and a Botanical Garden.

Deliusweg 40, 28359

8. Universum Science Centre

Universum Science Centre

The Universum Science Centre is a museum close to the University of Bremen. It is a modern museum that opened in 2000.

It has more than 200 exhibitions and receives many visitors every year.

Wiener Straße 1A, 28359

9. Kunsthalle

Kunsthalle

The Kunsthalle Bremen was built in 1849. The museum is located close to the old city center.

The museum is home to a collection of European paintings from the 14th century to the present day.

Am Wall 207, 28195

10. Schlachte

Schlachte Bremen

The Schlachte is a boulevard along the banks of the Weser river. It is now famous for its restaurants, beer gardens.

Schlachte

11. Wallanlagen Park

Wallanlagen Park

The Wallanlagen Park is located 750 meters from the Bremer Marktplatz. The Restaurant Kaffee Mühle is located in the park.

Wallangen, 28195

Where to stay in Bremen

1. Courtyard Marriott Bremen

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The Courtyard Marriott Bremen is located close to the main station.

Rooms are equipped with a safe, minibar, coffee maker.

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Theodor-Heuss-Allee 2, 28215

2. Swissotel Bremen

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The Swissotel Bremen is located in the heart of the city.

The hotel has 230 elegant rooms equipped with a flat-screen TV, safe, coffee maker.

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Hillmannpl. 20, 28195

3. Radisson Bremen

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The Radisson Blu Bremen is located in the heart of the city.

Rooms are equipped with flat-screen TV, safe, coffee machine.

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Böttcherstraße 2, 28195

Shopping Streets in Bremen

The streets of the historic center have several shops, cafés, and bars.

Malls and Department Stores in Bremen

1. Karstadt Bremen

Karstadt is a German department store chain with many stores in Germany.

The company features brands like Cacharel, Clarins, Coach, Desigual, Estée Lauder.

Obernstraße 5-33, 28195

2. Galeria Kaufhof Bremen

Galeria Kaufhof is a German department store chain with many stores in Germany.

The company features brands like Esprit, S. Oliver, Tom Taylor, Gerry Weber, Tommy Hilfiger, Bugatti, Olymp.

Papenstraße 5, 28195

3. Waterfront Bremen

The Waterfront Bremen is located 6 km from the cathedral.

Brands: Eterna, Marc O´Polo, Adidas, Esprit.

AG-Weser-Straße 3, 28237

4. Ochtum Park Bremen

The Ochtum Park is located 8 km from the cathedral.

Brands: Adidas, Nike, Fossil, Puma, Lacoste, Vero Moda, Tommy Hilfiger.

Bremer Str. 107, 28816 Stuhr, Germany

Plan your Trip

Bremen has easy train access from various cities in Germany. Famous cities nearby: Hamburg, Hannover, Lübeck, Schwerin, Kiel.

Distances

Hamburg – 126 km (78.1 miles)

Hannover – 127 km (79.2 miles)

Lübeck – 187 km (116 miles)

Schwerin – 229 km (142 miles)

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