Bremen travel guide

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You're Going to Love Bremen

Modern, dynamic but with a charming historic core, Bremen is one of the most laid-back and enjoyable destinations in Germany. Packed with museums, blessed with plenty of green spaces, fine restaurants and more, Bremen always proves a rewarding place to visit.

Top 5 Reasons to Visit Bremen

1. The Beautiful Alstadt

Bremen was one of the Hanseatic trading ports of the middle ages, and the people used their wealth wisely, creating a stunning old quarter featuring fine buildings like the 15th-century Rathaus and the Markt.

2. Excellent Art Galleries

Bremen offers one of Germany's best galleries in the Kunsthalle Bremen. Don't miss the Expressionist collections in particular, and find time to visit the artistic colony in nearby Worpswede as well.

3. The Winding Streets of Schnoor

Schnoor is one of Bremen's most atmospheric areas, with its labyrinthine streets and passages. It's the place to go to find clothing boutiques, hidden cafes, and bars to down a few of the city's excellent beers.

4. Fine Architecture and Public Sculpture

Art is everywhere in Bremen, not just in the galleries. The elegant Jugendstil buildings on Böttcherstrasse and the many sculptures dotting the old town are particular treats.

5. Relax at Blockland

Bremen's green spaces are a major highlight, and none are livelier than Blockland. Watch theater performances, skate in winter, or relax in riverside surroundings.

Top activities & attractions in Bremen

Where to Eat in Bremen

Bremen's gastronomic highlights include the Bremer Ratskeller (under the market), and Spitzen Gebel, which dates back to the 1400s. Meals should cost around EUR10-20 at most restaurants.

When to visit Bremen

Bremen in November
Estimated hotel price
£43
1 night at 3-star hotel
Bremen in November
Estimated hotel price
£43
1 night at 3-star hotel

Sightseeing is best during summer (June through September), but spring and fall are great times to visit as well.

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How to Get to Bremen

Plane

Many low-cost airlines fly into Bremen. After touching down at Bremen Airport (BRE), catch the number 6 tram straight into town. Tickets cost EUR2.40.

Train

Bremen has excellent rail connections to other German cities as well as France, the Netherlands, and Belgium. Intercity services terminate at the Hauptbahnhof, near the city center.

Car

Those driving from Hamburg should take the A1 Autobahn, while you can take the A24, then the A1 from Berlin.

Bus

Intercity buses run into Bremen from all over Germany, and Eurolines is the major operator.

Airports near Bremen

Airlines serving Bremen

United Airlines
Good (2,309 reviews)
Lufthansa
Good (1,050 reviews)
American Airlines
Good (3,756 reviews)
KLM
Good (259 reviews)
Air France
Good (271 reviews)
British Airways
Good (746 reviews)
Delta
Excellent (2,547 reviews)
Turkish Airlines
Good (931 reviews)
Qatar Airways
Good (837 reviews)
SWISS
Excellent (291 reviews)
Iberia
Good (532 reviews)
Air Canada
Good (458 reviews)
Austrian Airlines
Good (151 reviews)
Emirates
Excellent (570 reviews)
TAP AIR PORTUGAL
Good (329 reviews)
Scandinavian Airlines
Good (255 reviews)
Ryanair
Good (1,011 reviews)
Brussels Airlines
Good (64 reviews)
Finnair
Good (344 reviews)
LOT
Good (209 reviews)
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Where to stay in Bremen

Bremen has a wealth of great hotels. Some leading city center luxury choices include the Radisson Blu, Dorint Park Bremen, and the riverside Steigenberger Hotel.

Popular neighbourhoods in Bremen

The Altstadt - the heart of Bremen is home to architectural marvels like the Rathaus, St. Peter's Cathedral, and sculptures like Roland - the town's iconic hero.

Schnoor - once home to Bremen's large fishing population, Schnoor is nowadays one of the most charming historic neighborhoods, with quaint houses, restaurants, and cafes aplenty.

Überseestadt - Bremen's dockland area, Überseestadt is being regenerated in style, with museums and bars that are open all night.

Where to stay in popular areas of Bremen

Most booked hotels in Bremen

H+ Hotel Bremen
Excellent (8.5, Excellent reviews)
£100+
Steigenberger Hotel Bremen
Excellent (8.5, Excellent reviews)
£72+
Hotel Landgut Horn
Excellent (8.3, Excellent reviews)
£91+
Radisson Blu Hotel, Bremen
Excellent (8.2, Excellent reviews)
£95+
Maritim Hotel Bremen
Excellent (8, Excellent reviews)
£67+
Best Western Hotel Zur Post
Good (7.8, Good reviews)
£82+
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How to Get Around Bremen

Public Transportation

Bremen's transport system is exceptional, with trains, buses, and trams. Day tickets are a good option, costing EUR7.90 or EUR10.50 for two adults.

Taxi

Taxis tend to be expensive, but can be a handy transportation option. Rates will be around EUR2 per mile.

Car

You can rent a car from companies like Hertz, Sixt, and Europcar, with prices starting from around EUR15 per day, so it's an excellent option.

The Cost of Living in Bremen

Shopping Streets

The best place to shop if you love independent stores is definitely Schnoor, where you can wander through countless craft stores and boutiques.

Groceries and Other

Supermarkets in Bremen include REWE and Aldi, and prices are usually moderate. You can expect to pay about EUR2.50 for a gallon of milk.

Cheap meal
£8.76
A pair of jeans
£64.20
Single public transport ticket
£2.37
Cappuccino
£2.33