There are plenty of reasons for visiting the Hanseatic city of Bremen
- inquisitive globetrotters will find many interesting, entertaining and remarkable things to do and see in Germany's smallest federal state.
Bremen is a commercially accomplished and dynamic port, trading and business metropolis. Moreover, the Hanseatic city is a place of learning and knowledge and simultaneously the cultural centre of an entire region. In other words, a city bursting with life.
The city history goes back more than 1,200 years - and you encounter this history with almost every step you take. In the baroque and Renaissance atmosphere of the "Marktplatz" (Market Square) where you'll find the
Town Hall and the statue of Roland, houses in the patrician style and the "Schütting", Bremen's tradition-rich chamber of commerce.
The historic heritage is lovingly preserved and cared for. The Böttcherstraße, once an artisans' alley, is now a centre of art and culture and a highlight of European cultural history. Or Schnoor, a picturesque quarter of the old town now renovated and finely decorated to become Bremen's most popular tourist attraction.
The modern centre of industry and commerce takes its place without friction alongside "old Bremen". Preserve what is old and try out what is new – this has always been Bremen's principle for success. The European aviation and aerospace sector has one of its most important centres here. "Made in Bremen" stands for satellite systems, for central elements of Airbus production and for Bremen's share in the construction of Europe's civil "Ariane" rocket.
Daimler-Chrysler manufactures Mercedes cars in Bremen and the port facilities are still the city's main global interface. Bremen has Europe's biggest integral container trans-shipment centre and the city is also the leading hub for international motor vehicle import and export.
Leading German beers and premium-quality coffee come from Bremen. Other manufacturers also contribute to the city's gastronomic delights: fine chocolate products, superior spices, diverse breakfast snacks and seductive fish specialities, to name just a few. Enjoyment is an established principle in Bremen, which is one of Europe's major centres for foods, beverages, etc. And Bremen has now also achieved international status as a trade-fair and conference centre - find out more about the current projects and events here
Markets and shopping arcades are Bremen's answer to "recreational shopping". Where else can you find a flower market open all year round in the city centre, and right next door to this fish, meat, fruit and vegetables straight from the market stall? The shopping arcades are another great attraction: the Lloyd-Hof and the Lloyd-Passage, or the Katharina and the Hillmann-Center. These are just some of the "weatherproof" shopping streets which make a stroll through the world of brightly coloured wares an unclouded pleasure, no matter what the season or the weather may be.
People understand how to enjoy life, here in a city which has more than 1,000 pubs, cafés, restaurants, bistros and bars, and which cultivates the tradition of hospitality. It is a city which lives and lets live in a spirit of freedom, tolerance and liberality: the key to Bremen's relaxed manner and to its special lifestyle. The best thing is for you to explore and experience this all for yourself. Our hotel will be happy to advise and support you in your voyage of discovery through the city.
you can find out more about current events and highlights in the city.