As the smallest of all 16 German States, Bremen, or the Free Hanseatic City of Bremen, consists of the city of Bremen, or officially the ‘City’ as the state capital, and the city of Bremerhaven. Bremen and Bremerhaven are separated and surround by Lower Saxony. The state is situated in the north of Germany.
What to see & do
Among the notable destinations and attractions within Bremen state include the Universum Science Center, Bremen City Hall, Bremen Cathedral, Rhododendron-Park Bremen, Kunsthalle Bremen, Bremen Roland, Übersee-Museum Bremen, Böttcherstrasse, Schnoor, Paula Modersohn-Becker Museum, Unisee, Weserstadion, Fallturm Bremen, Mahndorfer See, and Hamme, to name a few. Universum Science Center is home to an estimated 250 exhibits. Visitors of the science centre are all encouraged to interact with most of the exhibits. The exhibition covers an area of more or less 4,000 square metres, tackling three topics such as mankind, the earth, and the cosmos.
Bremen City Hall is the seat of the President of the Senate and Mayor of the Free Hanseatic City of Bremen. A primary example of Brick Gothic architecture in Europe, the city hall has been added to the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites; it can be found on the market square of the city’s historic town centre, with the statue of Roland directly in front of it.
Böttcherstraße or Böttcherstrasse is a street within the historic centre of Bremen. At around 100 metres or 330 feet in length, the street is well-known due to its many peculiar architecture. It consists of buildings constructed in the 1920s to 1930s. The street is home to some of the city’s major cultural landmarks and attractions.
How to get around within Bremen
There is no available information on transportation within the state of Bremen in Germany. Focusing on the city however, Bremen can be explored by shared car, bus or tram, taxi, bike, and on foot. The night trams and buses are marked with an ‘N’. When boarding the trams and buses it is recommended to have a ticket purchased before boarding. Taking a cab within Bremen is easy since taxicabs can be found everywhere at every time. Two main taxi providers within Bremen are Taxi-Roland and Taxi-Ruf, available 24 hours a day. Biking around Bremen can be done with for hire bicycles by the railway stations, as well as bike shops. Bremen is considered as the most bike-friendly of all the biggest German cities. Lastly, another option for going about is by walking around Bremen’s tourist areas.
How to get there
Bremen, Germany, is served by Bremen Airport. As a focus city for Germania and Ryanair, Bremen Airport has flights going into and out of local and international destinations such as Paris, Zürich, Toulouse, Agadir, Antalya, Stuttgart, Amsterdam, Frankfurt, Munich, Alicante, Dublin, Copenhagen, Izmir, and Istanbul via airlines such as Air France operated by HOP!, AIS Airlines, BMI Regional, Germania, Germanwings, KLM operated by KLM Cityhopper, Lufthansa, Lufthansa Regional operated by Lufthansa CityLine, Ryanair, Scandinavian Airlines, SunExpress, Tailwind Airlines, and Turkish Airlines. The airport also operates seasonal and seasonal charter flights to and from Sylt, Burgas, Bergamo, and Antalya, to name a few.