Bremen Tourism

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.

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.

The best tours and activities in the city, guided by experts to give you a local insight to the best of Bremen

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

    • Air Pollution 21.67 (Low)
    • Water Pollution 8.33 (Very Low)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 19.44 (Very Low)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 22.22 (Low)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 5.56 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 22.22 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 8.33 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 13.89 (Very Low)
  • How safe is Bremen for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Bremen.

    • Burglary and Theft 42.21 (Moderate)
    • Mugging and Robbery 38.41 (Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 34.36 (Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 15.28 (Very Low)
    • Car Stealing 22.12 (Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 39.09 (Low)
    • Attacks 39.09 (Low)
    • Drug offense 50 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 74.91 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 51.88 (Moderate)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 44.44 (Moderate)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 18.75 (Very Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 53.75 (Moderate)
  • Quality of Life Index of Bremen is 179.44 (Very High)

    • Safety Index 60.1 (High)
    • Climate Index 83.08 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 18.89 (Very Low)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 34.06 (Low)
    • Cost of Living Index 62.14 (Low)
    • Health Care Index 73.33 (High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 8.2 (Moderate)
    • Purchasing Power Index 90.99 (Moderate)
    • 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.

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

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.12 USD
    • International Movie per seat 8.78 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 34.01 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 81.5 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 71.31 USD

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