As a major cultural and economic powerhouse, Bremen is a fantastic place to experience Germany’s cosmopolitan side. Bremen is home to a smattering of attractions, from historical galleries and world-class art museums to botanical gardens and brewery tours.
Most of Bremen’s major tourist sites are centred around the Old Town, which is anchored by a bustling market square. Architecture is eclectic, with Gothic, Renaissance, Flemish and Art Nouveau standing side by side. For those in search of both urban allure and a healthy dose of nature, Bremen is a great base for exploring Germany’s East Frisian coast and offshore islands.
Rail connections to and around Bremen are fantastic, and the city is well serviced by a public transport network. For those wanting to explore Bremen’s countryside and outer regions, there are plenty of bus, boat and train options available. For superlative freedom, some visitors choose to rent a car. From Bremen International Airport, the city centre is just 3-kilometres away.
Bremen has a rich history, with settlement dating back to around 12,000 BC. It’s endured wars, reformations and invasions, though one of its biggest achievements is arguably its local football team. Home to four-time German Football Championship winners SV Werder Bremen, the city embraces a lively sporting culture.