-Bremen is the capital of the German federal
state Free Hanseatic City of
Bremen (also called just "Bremen" for short), a
two-city-state consisting of the cities of Bremen and Bremerhaven. With around 570,000 inhabitants,
the Hanseatic city
is the 11th largest city of
Germany as well as the second largest city in Northern
Germany after Hamburg. It
is one of the largest ports of Germany and also one of the major industrial
cities of northern Europe. Together with the port of Bremerhaven, situated 37 miles
(60 km) to the north, it forms the smallest (in area and population) of the
states of Germany but is of vital economic importance.
-Bremen is a major cultural and economic hub of Northern
Germany. The city is home to dozens of historical galleries and museums,
ranging from historical sculptures to major art museums, such as the Bremen Overseas Museum (Übersee-Museum
Bremen). The Bremen City Hall and the Bremen Roland are UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Bremen is well known
through the Brothers
Grimm's fairy tale "Town Musicians of Bremen" (Die Bremer Stadtmusikanten), and there is a statue
dedicated to it in front of the city hall.
a reputation as a working-class city. The city is home to many multinational companies
and manufacturing centers. Companies headquartered in Bremen include the Hachez chocolate company and Vector Foiltec. Bremen's best known
football club is Bundesliga club SV Werder Bremen, who play in the Weser Stadium (Weserstadion), that sits directly on
the bank of the Weser.
-With around 570,000 inhabitants, the Hanseatic city is the 11th largest city of Germany as well as
the second largest city in Northern Germany after Hamburg.
-Foreigners looking to study in Bremen find the Jacobs University to offer an interesting range of English-language Bachelors and Masters degrees, attracting a truly global cohort of students. The downside is that this private university has comparably steep tuition fees. Alternatives include the much larger University of Bremen and the Hochschule Bremen. Although the major part of their degree programmes are taught in German, the number of degrees offered in English has been increasing in recent years.
-Not only the local football club "SV Werder Bremen"
is green, but also the town itself! You'll find lots of places to spend your
free time because the city has numerous parks and its own urban woodland.
-Bremen's most famous citizens are four
animals: a donkey, a dog, a cat and a cockerel. Together, they are the Bremer
Town Musicians. The bronze statue in front of the town hall recalls the
fairytale of the same name by the famous brothers Grimm. If you've read the
story, you'll know that the animals never actually made it to Bremen!
-Bremen has a delightful old town. Next
to the town hall is the statue of "Roland", which the people of
Bremen are very attached to. It's a kind of statue of liberty and a symbol of
justice and freedom. The "Schnoor district" is full of tiny alleyways
and narrow houses where you'll find charming restaurants and boutiques. On
"Schlachte", a promenade along the river Weser, you can stroll past
shops, cafés and bars while enjoying a view of the river. Small local festivals
take place here every year.
-A beautiful path with bushes and lots
of benches follows the river Weser. This is a great place for a stroll and for
watching the moored ships, especially in the evenings. If you're very quiet,
you can hear animals rustling in the bushes. And if you're lucky, you might
even catch sight of a hedgehog scurrying past. You can go on a circular boat
trip on the Weser. Whether you opt for a tour of the harbour or take a ferry to
Oldenburg or Bremerhaven – there are many ways to get to know northern Germany
-The town boasts numerous museums.
The Bremer Kunsthalle showcases media art and paintings from the last
600 years. Right next to the station is the Übersee-Museum with
individual exhibitions dedicated to each continent of the world. Special shows
focus on special epochs or unusual traditions from different cultures. So if you're
suddenly hit by an attack of wanderlust or homesickness, this museum is the
place to go!
-As a medium-sized city with an
international attitude, Bremen offers a friendly and welcoming environment to
foreigners. The cost of living is relatively low compared to the rest of
Western Europe and also Germany, and finding accommodation is a lot easier than
in the bigger cities. You will quickly fall in love with the old town and the
marvellous old facades. But be warned of the weather - and make sure to bring
an umbrella when you move!
-Bremen went through over the years resembles the roller-coaster
ride which takes you up and down and back on your feet again. History played a
major part in shaping the city and the vibe a voyager feels when walking around
Bremen and taking in all the details engraved in the city walls and buildings,
proud of the times they stood tall to. Not only does it enrich a voyagers’
historical knowledge, it also does a lot for the imagination and the
visualization required in order to take in every bit of history reflecting in
every step you take in the narrow, cobble streets full of details written over
-The journey has been long,
starting from the medieval times when Bremen was a military and religious
center, favorable among the Holy Roman Empire rulers for its geographical
position and water surroundings. It has carried out the role of a harbor,
fortification, besides being the driving force behind the Christianization of
Northern Germany. King Charlemagne brought to Bremen the status of a bishop
city, also known as “Rome of the North” where many were converted to
-The architecture influenced
by the old Baroque style is imprinted in Bremen’s most notable buildings,
walls, and monuments.
-What makes the city
spectacular among visitors is the capability to be teleported back in times of
medieval glories, hardships, and futuristic visions coming from the immense
blend of the old with the new as opposed to uniform surroundings.
-The two cities, Bremen and Bremerhaven
together make up the city of Bremen, the 10th largest city in Germany. It also
has the distinction of being one of the three German city-states, along Berlin
and Hamburg. The other remaining states of Germany are known as area states.
-As a state, Bremen is the
smallest, but its state-size does not define the skills and the capacities of
its inhabitants who have contributed in earning the title “the city of Science”
where over 350 high-tech companies practice mesmerizing technological knowledge
in technology parks – incorporating science and business conjointly.
-Bremen today stands as a
prominent trade center in Germany. It wields a mix of industries, like
aerospace and aviation, renewable energy, automobile manufacturing, luxury
products, life sciences, logistics and tourism making it known worldwide as the
“City of Science”
-It is a brand capital of
beer, coffee, breakfast cereals, and Mercedes cars. Today, it is the
second-largest port after Hamburg, shipment of motor vehicles, cereals, cotton,
wool, coffee and tobacco. Bremen an ancient community produces modern things
like cornflakes, space stations, and lager and rocket parts.
-World-class brands enjoy the
convenient scientific atmosphere of Bremen, such as the Mercedes-Benz, Airbus
Defense & Space, BLG Logistics, Hachez, and many other. Also, many
international companies have chosen the creative atmosphere of Bremen to bring
their headquarters in, like Mondelez International, Kellog, Bruker Daltronic
GmBH, Thermo Fisher GmBH. These international companies employ around 6,600
people in Bremen providing security and food for their families.
-During the month of June, July and August you are most
likely to experience good weather with pleasant average temperatures that fall
between 20 degrees Celsius (68°F) and 25 degrees Celsius (77°F).
-The months of June, July, August, September, November and
December have a high chance of precipitation.