Bremen is located in the north-west of Germany, around 250 miles from Berlin. It is a typical historic German town, with its number of traditional gothic style buildings, yet manages to stay forward-looking and cosmopolitan without losing any of its charm.


There is a great deal of gothic and Renaissance architecture to see in Bremen. The Market Square is the best place to go to see good examples of these, as it is surrounded by impressive buildings such as the Town Hall (Rathaus) and the Schütting. At one side of the square is the beautiful St Peter’s Cathedral, which is the oldest building on the square. A visit to the historic Schnoor quarter is definitely worthwhile – various tradesmen and artists can be found in the old winding alleys that make up this district.


There are several covered shopping centres in Bremen, such as the Domshof Passage, the Lloyd Passage LLoydhof and Am Wall. These covered shopping centres are where most of the high street and chain stores can be found. For those looking for a more unique shopping experience, head to the Schnoor and Ostertor districts, where many small, independent stores are located.

Nightlife and Eating out

There are various small restaurants and cafes in the Schnoor Quarter, there are also fine restaurants on the waterfront (the Schlacte Promenade) offering traditional German and foreign cuisine. Fish is a popular dish in Bremen, and varieties of seafood can be found in most restaurants here. Bremen is also known for its excellent beer and chocolate. Most of the bars and clubs in Bremen are located in the Ostertorsteinweg district of the city.

Tourist Information

Bremen Touristik Zentrale Gesellschaft für Marketing und Service mbHFindorffstraße 105D-28215 BremenTel: +49 (18 05) 10 10


Bremen has its own airport, which offers flights to and from a number of domestic and European destinations.

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