Bremen Travel Guide

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.

Find information to help you plan a trip to Bremen: Best Attractions, Best Hotels, Where to shop.

Sights

Altstadt and the Schnoor

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Bremen Altstadt 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 neighbourhood in the medieval centre of Bremen. In the Middle Ages the craftsmen and the fishermen used to live in the Schnoor quarter.

Altstadt

Marktplatz

Marktplatz

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

Marktplatz

Rathaus

Marktplatz

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

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

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

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

Rhododendron Park

Rhododendron Park

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

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

Deliusweg 40, 28359

Universum Science Centre

Universum Science Centre

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

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

Wiener Straße 1A, 28359

Kunsthalle

Kunsthalle Bremen

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

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

Am Wall 207, 28195

Schlachte

Schlachte

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

Schlachte

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

Courtyard Marriott

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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

Swissotel

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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

Radisson

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

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

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Böttcherstraße 2, 28195

Shopping Streets

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

Malls and Department Stores

Karstadt

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

Galeria Kaufhof

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

Waterfront Bremen

The Waterfront Bremen is located 6 km from the cathedral.

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

AG-Weser-Straße 3, 28237

Ochtum Park

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

Hannover – 127 km

Lübeck – 187 km

Schwerin – 229 km

Kiel – 211 km

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