Favorite thing: The so-called ErlebnisCARD (discovery card) gives you reduced admission in some museums and also you get free local public transport in Bremen and Bremen-Nord. You even can use the busses and trams the day before this card is valid from 6pm onwards.
Here are the different cards and costs:
- Day ticket for one adult and two children: 8,90 €
- Two-day-ticket for one adult and two children: 10,90 €
- Day ticket for groups up to 5 people: 17,50 €
- Two-day-ticket for groups: 22 €
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Favorite thing: Useful Links:
Bremen Tourist Info
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Bremen Tourist Information
Favorite thing: There are several branches of the Bremen Tourist Information; they are located at:
-Central Train Station (Hauptbahnhof).
Opposite the train ticket office.
Mo-Fr: 10AM - 6.30PM
Sa & Su: 10AM - 4PM
Mo-Fr: 9AM - 7PM
Sa & Su: 9.30AM - 6PM
* Service Tel: +49-1805-101030
Gesellschaft für Marketing und Service mbH
Mo-Fr: 9AM - 6PM
Sa: 9AM - 1PM
- Arts and Culture
Beck's Brewery Tour
Fondest memory: We spent only one day in Bremen and most of that time was spent at the Beck's Brewery. The tour was very interesting and we learned a lot about German purity laws, the history of Becks and how the beer was made. The best part of the tour was at the end when we got to try the beer itself. After 90 minutes of being told about beer, my mouth was watering to actually try some and we spent a nice couple of hours in the Becks bar with our complimentary beers. I'd recommend the tour to anyone interested in learning more about German beer.
It might be worth calling the brewery beforehand to check the times of the tours or to reserve a place. Our Lonely Planet guide had an incorrect start time for the tour and had the nice lady in the tourist office at Bremen station not called ahead for us we might well have missed out.
Twilight in Bremen
Favorite thing: The old town of Bremen looks lovely in the early evening. The crowds around Marketplatz have dispersed and it's much quieter around the centre and it's a great time to wander the streets. We spent a couple of hours in the early evening wandering around the streets and visiting some of the great pubs of Bremen. It was so tempting to stay on for longer but we had to return to Hamburg.
Haake Beck Krausen
Fondest memory: This particular beer was the nicest I tasted on my visit and also one of the best beers I've ever had. Even Ruth like it and she normally dislikes beer. Unfortunately it is only sold in Bremen and within 100 miles of the Beck's brewery so we'll have to return to try it again. Before we left the brewery I pleaded with our tour guide to get the big bosses at Beck's to sell it abroad but it hasn't happened yet.
Favorite thing: Everybody (well, almost!) likes receiving letters - I certainly do, though there are other, more modern and efficient means of communication - e-mail, phone, and such like. However, if you simply like getting letters or if you need, say, the originals or paper copies of some documents sent to you while you are on the move, you can use the poste restante service. Your best bet is to use the American Express service, which is available for free to clients - you should hold either their card or travellers cheques. They are reliable and present in all major cities.
The Brothers Grimm
Favorite thing: Bremen has erected a monument to them: the Bremen Town Musicians, four animals who were threatened with death at home and hoped to survive in freedom in Bremen.
Their sculpture stands on the West side of the Town Hall.
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Give yourself plenty of time...
Favorite thing: Give yourself plenty of time in the past meets future town. Left of many traveler's list, that may be a good thing for you. Not touristy and still very authentic. I cannot remember all the different bars/clubs we went to. They've got everything: expensive trendy bars, loud night clubs, Irish type pubs (where if you sing like an American at an Irish bar you're sure to get some backup from the locals who are quite used to that).
Fondest memory: Just wandering around. Right, I know, that's my fondest memory for every place. How else are you gonna see & experience those little things that make the trip. This town was exceptional for walking around all the different parts. Be sure to treat yourself to some gourmet chocolate in one the shops
Visit the Dom-church in the centre.
Favorite thing: Visit the Dom-church in the Altstadt. The outside already shows the glamour of former days, but inside the true beauty lies: a very colourful and light splendour. In the crypte are graves of mighty men out of Bremen's history, in graves or ... as lead mummies.
Fondest memory: Underneath the cityhall is a restaurant with very romantic privat chambres.
mesquite's General Tip
Fondest memory: The first night that we had a pass to leave the base some of us hopped on the train down to Bremen. It was our first experience in a big european city. We were walking along and the church bells started to ring. It was so cool to go searching for the bells and to come out of an alley into the square and see this beautiful cathedral. We had never seen anything like it. It's an image I will never forget.
sabsi's General Tip
Fondest memory: Watching Arsenal FC beating Werder Bremen in the Uefa Cup there!! Great fun! Great result!
Check my Travelogue for more about this great match!
Favorite thing: So here's some information for those who don't know. I guess most of you all do. Beck's beer comes from Bremen.
Favorite thing: When we were going to the docks, I noticed that we could go underground to get to the other side, so I went on top and my friend went in the tunnel and took this great pic...
Main shopping area
Favorite thing: Lots of atmosphere and scultures in the street!!!!!!!!!
Be carefull with the visa, lol!!!!!!!!!!
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