About Bremen

-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.

-Bremen has 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.

Study in Bremen

-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. 

Advantages of the Bremen

-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 by water.

-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!

Disadvantages of the Bremen



-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 time.

-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 Christianity.

-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.   

Climate of the Bremen

-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.

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