Bremen Tourism

Visit Bremen - Best of Bremen

Stretching along both the sides of river Weser, Bremen is a major commercial and port town located in the Northwest of Germany. The city possesses a perfect blend of historical value and industrial sophistication. Bremen is known for its aerospace and trade industries. It also gained popularity for academics with the University of Bremen, one of the top 11 elite universities of Germany, catering to the educational needs of thousands of students from about 126 countries. The city has also been concentrating on tourism development by emphasizing on its cultural and architectural aspects.

The earliest settlements in Bremen date back to 12,000 BC. Trade only began to flourish after the Bremen walls were built, and the city became a political body with its own laws. Between the 14th and 17th centuries, it was an active part of a medieval trade guild known as the Hanseatic League. Initially ruled by archbishops, the city was reformed into the Duchy of Bremen in 1648. Political manoeuvring navigated Bremen through the Thirty Year War, and at its end, saw it established as a Free Imperial City. In the 19th century, the harbour of Vegesack became a part of Bremen.

The itineraries of Bremen has a lot more to offer than a common tourist town. St. Peter Cathedral, a gothic style church is encrusted like a radiant gem in the town’s marketplace. The thriving art scene of the city is reflected in the sculptures of the cathedral, the swineherd and musician statues inspired by the Brothers Grimm fairy tale.

Bremen’s streets reflect the architectures of Art Nouveau, Art deco and the Renaissance eras. The twisted lanes of the city are filled with a number of quaint cafés, restaurant and stores for shopping. This vibrant town offers its tourists a lot of activities to do and you’ll thoroughly enjoy it.

Add Bremen to your vacation planner your next holiday and spend some quality time taking a walk along the promenade on the banks of river Weser, chill out at their cosy bistros and of course, taste their famous Becks beer.

Bremen Travel Tips

Essential travel information and Bremen tips for your visit

  • Do not forget to pack an umbrella as there is no particular time for the rains and it may shower anytime.
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Facts and Stats for Bremen*

  • Pollution Statistics in Bremen

    Know the pollution level of Bremen before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 20.83 (Low)
    • Water Pollution 8.33 (Very Low)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 12.5 (Very Low)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 25 (Low)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 8.33 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 25 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 11.11 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 16.67 (Very Low)
  • Bremen: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Bremen for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Bremen.

    • Burglary and Theft 52.14 (Moderate)
    • Mugging and Robbery 50 (Moderate)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 47.73 (Moderate)
    • Corruption and Bribery 32.58 (Low)
    • Car Stealing 38.28 (Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 53.79 (Moderate)
    • Attacks 51.52 (Moderate)
    • Drug offense 56.06 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 61.43 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 46.43 (Moderate)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 54.55 (Moderate)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 35.61 (Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 60 (High)
  • Living in Bremen - Quality of Life

    Quality of Life Index of Bremen is 178.54 (Very High)

    • Safety Index 49.36 (Moderate)
    • Climate Index 84.17 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 19.35 (Very Low)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 31.36 (Low)
    • Cost of Living Index 70.41 (Moderate)
    • Health Care Index 72.22 (High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 5.93 (Low)
    • Purchasing Power Index 113.76 (Very High)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Bremen

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Bremen

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.14 USD
    • International Movie per seat 12.33 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 46.97 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 93.93 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 84.54 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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