The historic center around the Altmarkt (old market), including the famous "King Roland" statue.
The cathedral (Dom St Petri) with its Bleikeller (lead cellar), where mummified by extremely dry air corpses can be seen (among them a Swedish countess and a student who died in a duel in 1705).
Town Musicians of Bremen – a sculpture depicting the characters from the Brothers Grimm Fairy Tale.
Rhododendron park Botanika.
Schnoorviertel – the charming area with old medieval fishing houses.
Beck´s brewery (guided tours).
Roselius House named after the local coffee merchant; today museum of art and furniture with some fine works of L. Cranach.
Böttcherstrasse is a magnificent Art Nouveau street that has many quality shops and good restaurants. Other main shopping streets: Lloyd Passage, Obernstrasse, and Sögestrasse.
Bremen airport (BRE) is located in the south-west of the town, about 15 min travel by tram or car. The airport has flights to most mayor German cities and some European destinations.
Frequent trains connect Bremen with the rest of Germany.
The best way to explore the old city and its surrounding districts is doing it by foot. The extensive public transport system in Bremen includes street-cars (trams) and buses. Bicycles can be hired at the railway station and some bike shops.
Eat & Drink
Many restaurants are to be found in the "Viertel" south of the Kunsthalle, and along the "Schlachte" on the riverside. The Bremen region is famous for cabbage and fish dishes, as well as for a traditional sailor´s meal called Labskaus (lobscouse). Try also Bremen´s world-wide known Beck's Beer, from the still operational brewery founded in 1837.
Bremen has a continental climate, typical for northern Europe. June, July and August are pleasantly warm. Spring and autumn are quite rainy, but mild. Winters are generally mild, although in January and February the temperature can drop couple of degrees below 0° Celsius.
Time zone: UTC (GMT)+1. Daytime saving time (DST) is observed.
Currency: Euro (EUR, €).
Facts & history
Bremen has over 1200 years of history; it was once a member of the medieval Hanseatic League and is still one of the most important cities in northern Germany. Bremen was most of the time an independent city state.
Together with the city of Bremerhaven on the North Sea, it forms Germany's smallest state, Freie Hansestadt Bremen. The city has over 500 000 inhabitants.