Bremen

Travel Guide
Bremen featuring heritage elements as well as a small group of people

Art galleries and antiques give visitors an insight into this historic port city in Northern Germany.

Bremen is the oldest coastal city in Germany. It grew from a small fishing village to become one of Europe’s biggest ports and the second biggest city in Northern Germany in terms of population.

Spend a day or two exploring Bremen’s historic buildings and districts, many of which have been preserved. Bremen is northwest of Hanover on the River Weser near the North Sea. It is home to Gothic and Renaissance architecture, such as the Schötting, a 16th-century guildhall, and Böttcherstrasse, a reproduction of a medieval street filled with restaurants, shops and galleries. The street, which was reconstructed after World War II, was designed to be a recreation of German life in the city at the time.

Wander through the district of Schnoor where you will find artists and craftsmen selling African souvenirs, jewelry and Christmas accessories in unique shops and art galleries in the area’s medieval buildings. The restored historic location to the east of the city was originally home to fishermen quarters.

If you are looking for high-end shopping, try the Lloyd Passage, which is a strip of up-market chain stores. Or head to the Waterfront Shopping Center, located on the River Weser, which has more than 80 shops selling fashion, accessories, shoes and leather goods. It also holds a number of festivals, concerts and food festivals throughout the year.

You will find numerous eateries in Bremen’s shopping districts, but for traditional restaurants and cafes, head to Schlachte, along the Weser River. In Böttcherstrasse, you can try traditional cabbage and fish dishes, including Labskaus, a sailor’s dish with potatoes and corned beef.

Take a tour of Beck’s Beer brewery, which is available in English and German. Enjoy a night out in the Schlachte and Viertel districts, which cater to a younger crowd. For a more relaxed alternative, try the pubs and wineries in Böttcherstrasse.

There is an international airport 1.8 miles (three kilometers) south of downtown Bremen. The city is easy to get around by bus and tram.

Where to stay in Bremen

Maritim Hotel Bremen
Maritim Hotel Bremen
4.5 out of 5
Hollerallee 99, Bremen, HB
The price is $76 per night from Dec 5 to Dec 5
Located in Findorff, this luxury hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Bremen Buergerpark and Bremen City Hall. Bremen Town Musicians and University of Bremen are also ...
4/5 Very Good! (621 reviews)
"This hotel has super friendly staff and the absolute best shower I’ve ever used. It has the option for the overhead rain type setting but with pressure. I will return just to use this shower again. The breakfast buffet is also excellent and the bike rental too. I slept well in the firm mattresses ..."

Reviewed on Sep 26, 2021

Maritim Hotel Bremen
Radisson Blu Hotel, Bremen
Radisson Blu Hotel, Bremen
4.5 out of 5
Boettcherstr. 2, Access via Wachtstr., Bremen, HB
The price is $116 per night from Dec 26 to Dec 26
Located in Altstadt Bremen, this luxury hotel is steps from Schnoor Quarter and Böttcherstraße. Bremen City Hall and Bremen Town Musicians are also within 5 ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (965 reviews)
"Great hotel however charging guest for use of car park is over the top and for a 4 star hotel this should not be the case"

Reviewed on Jul 16, 2021

Radisson Blu Hotel, Bremen
Dorint City-Hotel Bremen
Dorint City-Hotel Bremen
4.5 out of 5
Hillmannplatz 20, Bremen, HB
The price is $103 per night from Dec 5 to Dec 5
This family-friendly Bremen hotel is located in the historical district, within a 10-minute walk of Bremen Town Musicians, Bremen City Hall, and Bremen Cathedral. ...
4.4/5 Excellent! (983 reviews)
"Very convenient location"

Reviewed on Oct 11, 2021

Dorint City-Hotel Bremen
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Aparthotel Adagio Bremen
Aparthotel Adagio Bremen
BAHNHOFSPLATZ 41, Bremen
The price is $78 per night from Dec 19 to Dec 19
Located in Bahnhofsvorstadt, this aparthotel is within a 15-minute walk of Am Wall Windmill and Bremen City Hall. Bremen Town Musicians and University of Bremen ...
4.4/5 Excellent! (68 reviews)
"Perfect location. Perfectly clean. Everything we needed for a short break!"

Reviewed on Mar 2, 2020

Aparthotel Adagio Bremen
Living at Klassvilla - Weserwehr No. 6
Living at Klassvilla - Weserwehr No. 6
2.5 out of 5
Alter Postweg 172, Bremen
Located in Bremen-Hemelingen, this apartment building is 0.7 mi (1.1 km) from Weser and within 3 mi (5 km) of Weser Stadium and Focke Museum. Werderseestrand ...
4/5 Very Good! (1 review)
"Bei der Ankunft haben wir direkt zwei größere Mängel in der Wohnung festgestellt. Nachdem wir die Unterkunft kontaktiert hatten, kamen noch am selben Tag Personen und die Probleme zu beheben. Die Küche ist für zwei Personen ausgestattet, die Betten sind bequem. Parkplätze gab es direkt vor dem ..."

Reviewed on Sep 4, 2020

Living at Klassvilla - Weserwehr No. 6
Limehome Bremen Hutfilterstraße
Limehome Bremen Hutfilterstraße
3 out of 5
Hutfilterstraße 6-8, Bremen, HB
The price is $84 per night from Dec 1 to Dec 1
Located in Altstadt Bremen, this apartment building is within a 10-minute walk of Weser and Bremen City Hall. Bremen Town Musicians and University of Bremen ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (3 reviews)
"Estúdio confortável, limpo, equipado, bem localizado."

Reviewed on Nov 2, 2021

Limehome Bremen Hutfilterstraße
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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