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Made popular through a story by the Brothers Grimm, ‘Town Musicians of Bremen’, this city is nothing short of a fairytale itself. Historical galleries, eye-catching sculptures and stately buildings reflect Bremen’s eventful past, while River Weser bisects the city, making way for an array of riverside eateries.

The Bremer Marktplatz is best explored with a walk around its ensemble of edifices, such as the UNESCO-listed Bremen City Hall and Roland Statue, the old wine cellar of Bremen Ratskeller and the Schütting – a former guild house. Adding to the grandeur of this historical centre is Bremen Cathedral with Romanesque and Gothic-style elements. You can also admire some classic brick architecture with a stroll through the narrow alley of Böttcherstrasse, pressed between the market square and Weser river.

Deep-dive into the cultural and artistic highlights of Bremen with visits to its finest museums. The Wilhelm Wagenfeld House is a design museum and exhibition centre that innovatively traces everyday culture, while the Weserburg Museum of Modern Art displays fascinating artworks and installations. If you’re interested in the world of science, the multimedia exhibits at Universum Bremen are sure to grab your attention.

The second-largest city in Northern Germany has plenty of things to do. Set out on a riverboat cruise or grab a drink at a beer garden in the Schlachte promenade. You can also walk along the maritime mile in Vegesack to learn about Bremen’s seafaring tradition or enjoy a performance at Theater am Goetheplatz in the city’s culture mile.

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From $131 per night

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From $160 per night

Most popular time to visit October-December
Cheapest time to visit January-March
Local currency € 1 = $1.04
Language German
Average weekend price $96 per night
Average weekday price $100 per night
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10

Beautiful city in northern Germany.

June 8, 2022

Beautiful city in northern Germany. Don't miss the old city center, take your time to taste the good food and good (and for me the best) German beer. A visit to Beck's factory (reservation needed) is a must!

Erkin
Erkin France
10

It is a city rich with cultural life, science, history,...

May 24, 2022

It is a city rich with cultural life, science, history, gastronomy. The center is easily covered by feet, and some neighborhoods are worth also a walk, particularly Das Viertel, Schnoor and The University Quarters with its great Science Center Universum. I also recommend a visit to the the Space Center, in the southern side of the river. Public transportation is very good. For lunch I totally recommend the Markthalle 8 or the famous Ratskeller Restaurant.

Cintia and Volker
Cintia and Volker Germany
10

Bremen is a lively city with a beautiful past and great...

May 22, 2022

Bremen is a lively city with a beautiful past and great atmosphere. The centre is unique: it feels like a Norther European version of Florence, with its city hall, the cathedral and the churches. Very atmospheric and totally unlike other cities in Germany - it feels more Flemish than German. It is urban, but also very green, with beautiful parks, right in the centre of the city. The street life in the Ostertor/Steintor area is vivid and friendly. The scale of the buildings reminds one of English cities, but then there are trams, and the atmosphere is more relaxed. Finally there is the river, with its green promenade near the Ostertor, and more urban in the inner city (the old town). And there are the people: a tad anarchic and eccentric, but also very approachable and extremely diverse.

Christoph
Christoph Netherlands
8.0

Nice smaller city in Germany.

February 14, 2022

Nice smaller city in Germany. Perfect for a short weekend. Most highlights can be visited within a good day. Note that most shops are closed on Sunday, restaurants and cafes however are open on Sunday.

Joost van der Gaag
Joost van der Gaag Netherlands
10

City is really very nice, especially winter holidays...

January 2, 2022

City is really very nice, especially winter holidays decoration. Now for people from Slavic countries. We met there New Year Eve and it wasn't so funny as in Belarus and Ukraine even if you will do it in not so big towns of those countries. But I think this is normal for Germany or even the whole western Europe. At least there were a lot of fireworks and some people in the center. In the center square you can visit Cafe with not so expensive coffee and cakes, after that you can see beautiful Dom, small streets with houses which look like growing from the ground, walk near the river

Asya Bertel
Asya Bertel Germany
8.0

I visited Bremen in the weekend of the Reformation Day.

November 5, 2021

I visited Bremen in the weekend of the Reformation Day. It was fun to walk in the especially active downtown. My only mistake was that I did not book a restaurant. The restaurants in the downtown were fully occupied.

Shota
Shota Japan

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