Bremen Travel Guide

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Bremen Things to Do

  • Bremer Loch (Hole of Bremen)

    The Bremer Loch (Hole of Bremen) is a manhole cover on Bremen's central market square, Am Markt.It looks like an ordinary manhole cover, but it has a coin slot at its centre. If you insert a coin into the slot, you will hear the sound of one of the famous Town Musicians of Bremen (either the donkey, the dog, the cat or the rooster) from the...

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  • Coopers' Lane

    This is where coopers (böttchers) used to live and work, thus the name of the street, but it almost disappeared in the 19th century. Then, at the beginning of the 20th century, Ludwig Roselius, a local coffee merchant, decided to restore the street and build brick houses. Today, this 110m-long narrow lane's full of small shops, workshops,...

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  • The house of science

    This is where you can find a lot of interesting things about science. You can take part in discussions, talks, or visit exhibitions.The building dates from the 17th century. The Forward Association was founded here in 1846. You can see Gutenberg with a book in his left hand on 1 side of the building. Opening hours:Mon-Fri 10am-7pmSat...

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Bremen Hotels

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Bremen Restaurants

  • Excellent beer in the heart of Bremen

    We had visited the original Hofbrauhaus during a visit to Munich in 2010, so when we found out that there was a Hofbrauhaus Bremen during our stay in the city in August 2013 we (well, me rather than Emma!) were keen to pay a visit.Hofbrauhaus Bremen is located on Ostertorstrasse, just a few minutes walk from the Domsheide tram stop.Our visit to...

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  • Great setting

    Schröter's Leib und Seele is a small but stretching konditorei, bistro and restaurant in the ever busy Schnoor cityblock of Bremen's Old Town (Altstadt). Just drop by for a drink and a piece of delicious cake (Torte).Make a reservation if you want to have dinner.

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  • Ratskeller

    Many a Rathaus in Germany has what is known as a Ratskeller in its basement. This is where all the wine grown in the region was stored by law. The Ratskeller in Bremen is over 600 years old and today has the dual function of wine bar and restaurant. It is beautifully designed with a host of vaulted ceilings giving it a truly regal appearance....

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Bremen Nightlife

  • Staendige Vertrag

    Opposite the Glockenspiel in Boettcherstrasse you will find this lively open-style bar. The walls are covered in political photos from the time of the Second World War onwards, so you will recognise Adenauer, Willi Brandt, Schmidt, Helmut Kohl, Kinkel. It is a Westphalen `franchise' with all the consequent specialities: the beer is weaker than...

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  • Typical Nighttime in Bremen

    Racism in German discotheques; BEING BLACK IS NOT A CRIME!I am an international student who’s lived in Bremen Germany for the past three years. Throughout this period I’ve interacted with several German’s and would personally say most Germans are the nicest people I’ve ever met. This is however when you personally interact with these people after a...

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  • Christmas decoration

    This photo was taken during the christmas decoration along the river weser. there were stalls, which sells all items including souveniers, caps, ornaments, food etc. It was really nice to see them at night. Nothing

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Bremen Transportation

  • Local Transportation

    The heart of Bremen's public transport is the Central Station or Hauptbahnhof.From this location you can take the following Local Trains:-R1: Vegesack / Verden-R2: Bremerhaven-Cuxhaven-R3: Rotenburg - Wümme-R5: Diepholz-R6: Wildeshausen-R7: Oldenburg-R8: NordenhamTrams (Strassenbahn):-1: Huchting Roland-Center / Osterholz Züricher Strasse-4: Arsten...

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  • Take a walk!

    One of the best ways to really explore and feel a place, especially if you've never been there before, is on foot. With its many pedestrian zones, old Bremen is just perfect for it. Just take your time, get lost in its narrow cobbled streets and alleys and have your camera ready to capture all the beauties Bremen has to offer.

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  • Tram #6

    Visitors to Bremen may find Tram #6 to be of particular use.We made extensive use of Tram #6 during our visit to the city in August 2013.Tram #6 runs from the airport (Flughafen), which is located just south of the city centre, to the university (Universitat), which is located just north of the city centre. Along the way it includes various useful...

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Bremen Shopping

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  • Take some sweets home!

    After you've seen the experts at work, creating sweets right in front of your eyes, you'll definitely want to take a glass jar of sweets with you. Opening hours:Mo - Sat. 11 - 18, Sun 12 - 17By the way, there's the Fountain of the Seven Lazy Brothers by Bernhard Hoetger in front of the shop. It was made in 1954. a jar of fruit, sour, creamy or...

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  • Try a traditional sweet

    The shop's located in a former office building. You'll notice the Biedermeier style. We decided to buy a tin with chocolate specialities, including kluten, as a gift.Kluten is a cube of peppermint, partly covered in chocolate. It's considered to be a traditional must-try sweet.

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  • Waterfront mega shopping center

    You can find everything here. Its a huge shopping mall. anything you like-shoes, clothes, sports equipment, etc As much as you like.

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Bremen Local Customs

  • Bremer Kluten - the local sweet of...

    Those with a sweet tooth will likely want to try Bremen's speciality sweet during their stay in the city – the Bremer Kluten.Kluten are small block-shaped sweets, about the size of two sugar cubes, and are made from peppermint fondant which is half covered in dark chocolate. Our guidebook described them as resembling dominoes in appearance.You will...

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  • Kiss released

    It is believed that if a man turns 30 and is still unmarried he must sweep the floor of the Cathedral until a kiss from a lady releases him from that duty. If, on the other hand, a woman turns 30 and is still unmarried, she must polish all the Cathedral doorknobs, together with her friends and family, until a young man kisses all of them and...

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  • Good luck

    If you find yourself near the statue of the town musicians next to the town hall, don't forget to rub the donkey's legs! It's believed that if you do that with both hands it brings good luck.

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Bremen Warnings and Dangers

  • Just for Moms and Dads

    This is a tip for those Moms and Dads only who wsh to go to Bremen with a child and the buggy. I had the experience and thought I should share. The streets of Bremen are perfectly fine for buggies, but please be prepared for a dissapointing experience at the schnoor. The alleyways in schnoor are so unimaginably uneven that carrying a baby in a...

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  • T R A M S

    The trams in the main shopping street - the Obernstrasse - at along the market run at the walkways and you have to become aware of them.Luckely they ride with slow speed (but sometimes that means a silent killer).So, keep track of the trams.The station square is the other tram hurdle you need to take.Also here the walkways are combined with tram...

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  • Beggars

    There are some beggars at Bremen. I saw the diehard drinkers still gather at the City Hall outside benches. Some others were scattered throughout town. Even a sole punkster was hanging around with just a cup. As far as I could see they belong to the local known figures and posed no threat at all. The picture is of the Herdentor bridge and amazingly...

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Bremen Tourist Traps

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    by Rupanworld Written Nov 15, 2007

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    Hey, I saw this just in front of the Buergerschaft, Bremen's Parliament and I saw tourists busy throwing coins in through the holes so that some DOG barks from inside, that is supposedly a good sign. But unfortunately it does not bark if you through a lightweight coin into it. You need 1 Euro coins atleast. I saw people throwing away their fortune just to hear the dog bark. Just see the fist of a little boy expressing the success of throwing the coin as the Dog barked to his coin. Seemed to me like a tourist trap and good way of collecting money. I took the photo in order to be sure as to what is written therein. Any insight will be appreciated.

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Bremen What to Pack

  • Climate in Bremen

    There is no special rainy seasonAvg. Temp. in Spring: max.: 8 – 18°C ( 47 - 64°F ); min: 1 - 7°C ( 34 - 47°F )Avg. Temp. in Summer: max.: 20 – 22°C ( 68 - 71°F ); min: 10 - 12°C ( 50 - 53°F )Avg. Temp. in Autumn: max.: 8 – 18°C ( 47 - 64°F); min: 2 - 9°C ( 36 – 49°F )Avg. Temp. in Winter: max.: 3 – 5°C ( 38 - 41°F); min: -1 - 1°C ( 30 - 34°F )

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  • Packing List

    No Specials Don't miss an umbrella!!!!!!!!!Take a look at the following photo!I take this photo after an two hours work around Bremen. No Specials Your Camera----oh Yes!!

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Bremen Off The Beaten Path

  • Weser

    The Weserstadium is located just at the bank of the Weser.The Weser is a river in north-western Germany. Formed at Hannoversch Münden by the confluence of the rivers Fulda and Werra, it flows through Lower Saxony, then reaching the Hanseatic-town Bremen (see: Hanseatic League), before emptying 50 km further north at Bremerhaven into the North Sea....

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  • The smallest café in Bremen

    I'm not sure if this belongs in the restaurant section or here, but since it's outside the city centre and since you cannot sit down as in a restaurant I decided to write about it here in the off-the-beaten-path section.In a television documentation about Bremen we had heard about this smallest café in the city and wanted to go there and have a...

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  • Take the train to Vegesack

    Vegesack is the suburb of Bremen where the harbour is. It's about a 20 minutes ride in a train from the main train station in Bremen to the Vegesack train station. The river Weser is very close to the train station and there is a nice foot- and bikepath next to it. We walked along the river first, then went to the right into the city garden there....

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Bremen Sports & Outdoors

  • Weserstadion

    The stadium of Bremen where the well-known team plays football is the best stadium where SV BSZS was held in 1999-2012. During these years we saw stadiums of Karlsruhe, Düsseldorf, Ulm, Oberhausen, Nuremberg. But all of them in my opinion concede to the stadium of Bremen.You can watch my 3 min 29 sec about Video SV BSZS 2000 Bremen Asslan v Haus...

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  • Outdoor Swimming Pool

    Miss these in the Uk: outdoor pools. With diving platforms up to 10 metres! No way you would get that past Health and Safety norms and regulations. . In the countryside outside my parents town, they even took the blades from a windmill down on the basis that it constituted a `threat to safety'.Here in Bremen, there is also a pretty vertical...

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  • Welcome to Bremen, fans!

    Being German Champion in 2004 (if you want to see some pics from the Championship parties look at my Werder Bremen Travelogue) our city will welcome many supporters from other Champions League cities. Bienvenidos Valencianos, Catalanes, Gallegos y Madrilenos! Benvenuti fans of Roma, Juve or Milan/Milano! Welcome Londoners and Manchester fans, and...

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  • ErlebnisCARD Bremen

    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 €-...

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  • USEFUL LINKS

    Useful Links:Bremen OnlineBremen Tourist Info

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  • Bremen Tourist Information

    There are several branches of the Bremen Tourist Information; they are located at:-Central Train Station (Hauptbahnhof).Opposite the train ticket office.Business hours:Mo-Fr: 10AM - 6.30PMSa & Su: 10AM - 4PM-Midtown (Altstadt)Obernstrasse/LiebfrauenkirchhofBusiness hours:Mo-Fr: 9AM - 7PMSa & Su: 9.30AM - 6PM* Service Tel: +49-1805-101030Head...

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