Bremen

Travel Guide
Bremen which includes heritage elements as well as a small group of people

Art galleries and antiquities give visitors an insight into this historic harbour town in northern Germany.

Bremen is the oldest coastal city in Germany. It grew from a small fishing village into one of the biggest harbours in Europe, with the size of its population making it the second biggest city in northern Germany.

If you only have one or two days to spare, you can spend your short trip discovering the historic quarters and buildings of Bremen, many of which have been very well preserved. Bremen lies north-west of Hannover, near the North Sea, to which the city is connected via the River Weser. Der Schütting, a guild house from the 16th century, and the Böttcherstraße, a reconstruction of a medieval street with many shops and galleries, are typical examples of the Renaissance and Gothic architecture found throughout the city. The Böttcherstraße was rebuilt after the Second World War with the aim of recreating everyday life in the city during the Middle Ages.

On a stroll through the Schnoor Quarter you will stumble across many artists and artisans selling African souvenirs, jewellery and Christmas decorations in the shops and art galleries found in the quarter's impressive medieval buildings. This reconstructed historical quarter in the city's east was once inhabited by river fishermen and sailors.

If, on your travels, you feel the urge for a shopping spree, you should visit the Lloyd Passagewhere you will find a range of exclusive designer shops. Or you could visit the Waterfront an der Weser Shopping Centre, home to more than 80 shops in which you can buy fashionable clothes, accessories, shoes and handbags. In addition, throughout the year Bremen plays host to various festivals, concerts and gastronomy events.

In Bremen's shopping quarters countless pubs offer something to suit every taste. If, however, you're looking for traditional restaurants and cafés, you should go to the Schlachte Promenade on the banks of the River Weser. On the Böttcherstraße you can try cabbage and fish dishes typical to the area, including Labskaus, a sailor's meal with potatoes and corned beef.

Take a tour through the Beck's Brewery and enjoy the nightlife on the Schlachte or in the surrounding quarter which attracts a predominantly younger crowd. If you prefer a more relaxed atmosphere, you should try out the pubs and bars on the Böttcherstraße. The city's international airport is only three kilometres south of the city centre. You can arrive speedily into the city via bus and tram.

Where to stay in Bremen

Holiday Inn Express Bremen Airport, an IHG Hotel
Holiday Inn Express Bremen Airport, an IHG Hotel
Hanna-Kunath-Strasse 5, Bremen, HB, 28199
The price is £64 per night from 14 Jun to 15 Jun
Stay at this business-friendly hotel in Bremen. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi and a 24-hour front desk. Our guests praise the breakfast and the overall value ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (975 reviews)
"Very close to airport. Very helpful. Nice bar. Will return!"

Reviewed on 5 Mar 2022

Holiday Inn Express Bremen Airport, an IHG Hotel
the niu Crusoe
the niu Crusoe
3.5 out of 5
Henrich-Focke-Straße 1, Bremen, 28199
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £81 per night from 2 Jun to 3 Jun
Stay at this 3.5-star hotel in Bremen. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast and room service. Popular attractions Bremen City Hall and Beck's Brewery are located nearby. ...
3.9/5 Good! (34 reviews)
"The food choices are limited at the moment due to the pandemic but we usually stay at the Niu Crusoe when we are in Bremen. Will return."

Reviewed on 21 Nov 2021

the niu Crusoe
ATLANTIC Hotel Airport
ATLANTIC Hotel Airport
4 out of 5
Flughafenallee 26, Bremen, HB, 28199
The price is £84 per night from 29 May to 30 May
Stay at this 4-star business-friendly hotel in Bremen. Enjoy free WiFi, room service and a fitness centre. Our guests praise the breakfast and the comfy beds ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (477 reviews)
"A modern well-designed hotel in the heart of Bremen’s old town and near the river. Excellent full breakfast buffet for two was included in the room price. Friendly and competent staff."

Reviewed on 16 Jan 2022

ATLANTIC Hotel Airport
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Aparthotel Adagio Bremen
Aparthotel Adagio Bremen
BAHNHOFSPLATZ 41, Bremen, 28195
The price is £82 per night from 7 Jun to 8 Jun
Stay at this business-friendly aparthotel in Bremen. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast and a bar/lounge. Our guests praise the quiet rooms and the property condition ...
4.4/5 Excellent! (77 reviews)
"We have stayed at this hotel since it opened a few years ago and have loved it each time. It’s clean, has great amenities for the family like easy to use laundry facilities and a nice area to relax in the lobby where you can get breakfast in the morning and drinks in the evening. The rooms are well ..."

Reviewed on 19 Apr 2022

Aparthotel Adagio Bremen
Limehome Bremen Hutfilterstraße
Limehome Bremen Hutfilterstraße
3 out of 5
Hutfilterstraße 6-8, Bremen, HB, 28195
Stay at this 3-star apartment in Bremen. Enjoy a Smart TV, a bath or shower and an in-room espresso maker. Popular attractions Bremen City Hall and Casino Bremen ...
4.7/5 Exceptional! (6 reviews)
"Alles in Ordnung sehr schön"

Reviewed on 3 Apr 2022

Limehome Bremen Hutfilterstraße
Leister Apparthotel
Leister Apparthotel
Kurzer Weg 13, Weyhe, NDS, 28844
Stay at this business-friendly apartment in Weyhe. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and a TV. Popular attractions Bremen City Hall and Ochtum Park Outlet Center ...
5/5 Exceptional! (21 reviews)
"We had a wonderful stay. The room was very clean and the kitchenette had everything we needed. It is located in a nice quiet village outside of Bremen."

Reviewed on 15 Jul 2021

Leister Apparthotel
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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