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The city of Bremen is located in northern Germany at the transition from the large regions of the coastal lowlands of the North Sea to the North German lowlands and is completely surrounded by the state of Lower Saxony. The city of Bremen and the city of Bremerhaven, which is about 60 kilometers to the north, form the state of the Free Hanseatic City of Bremen. It is the smallest of the 16 federal states of the Federal Republic of Germany both in terms of area and population. The highest natural elevation in Bremen at 32.5 m is located in Friedehorstpark in the Burglesum district in Bremen / North.

The city became a member of the Hanseatic League in 1260. Many residents are still proud of the independence of their city, which is historically justified in different ways. One of the most frequently mentioned documents is the Linz diploma from 1646.

The main roads that still exist today, often called Heerstraße, were laid out during the French occupation under Napoleon in the 19th century.

In the course of the 20th century, Bremen incorporated formerly Prussian and Hanoverian areas. The town halls of these once independent communities are still partially preserved, for example in Hemelingen or in Bremen-Nord.

During the Second World War, the city was often the target of Allied bombing attacks, as many armaments factories were located here. A worth seeing testimony from this time is the submarine bunker Valentin.

The city owes its importance to the port, although the main transshipment has now shifted to Bremerhaven, located to the north.

Bremen consists of 22 districts. The port and the developing Überseestadt are often referred to as the 23rd district, but do not form a separate administrative unit.

The city district of Bremen-Nord has its own character due to its geographical location and historical development. There are parks next to - some of them former - factory buildings and shipyards. Because of the hilly landscape, this area is also known as Bremen Switzerland.

In addition to Überseestadt, the Mitte district with its old town is particularly interesting for tourists. The landmarks and most of the sights can be found here. The old town stretches between the Weser and the ramparts - a green belt with a city moat, which together with the former city wall originally formed the fortifications of the city. Very few remains of the city wall have survived, for example in the medieval-looking Schnoor quarter.

Outside of the old town, Bremen also has a lot to offer, for example the Hafenmuseum am Speicher XI (Walle district) or the Focke Museum (Schwachhausen).

"Mitte" is the name of the district in the center with the old town, the station suburb and the Ostertor district. Here are the most famous attractions of the city. The Mitte district is part of a district of the same name, which extends beyond the Mitte district, among other things. also includes the Steintor quarter and the extensive port facilities that connect downstream.

With the Bremen University of Applied Sciences in Neustadt and Bremen Airport.
Neustadt · Obervieland · Huchting · Woltmershausen · Seehausen · Electricity

From the Bürgerpark to the Weser Stadium to the "Oasis".
Eastern suburb · Schwachhausen · Vahr · Horn-Lehe · Borgfeld · Oberneuland · Osterholz · Hemelingen

From Überseestadt to “rural Bremen”.
Blockland · Findorff · Walle · Gröpelingen

Between Werderland and Blumenthal, separated from Bremen-Mitte by the port area. Due to the location, the district is similar to an independent, well-worth seeing small town.


Getting there

By plane
1 Bremen Airport (City Airport / Bremen Airport Hans Koschnick, IATA: BRE), Flughafenallee 20, 28199 Bremen. Tel .: +49 (0) 421 559 50, Fax: +49 (0) 421 559 54 74, E-Mail: contact@airport-bremen.de  It is located in the south of the city. Over 15 different national and international airlines take off and land at Bremen Airport. With almost 30 non-stop destinations in many countries in Europe and North Africa, Bremen Airport is one of the international commercial airports in Germany. Tram line 6 takes you from the airport to the city center in just ten minutes and to the main train station in fifteen minutes.
Other airports: Hamburg Airport is 90 minutes away by train (via Hamburg Hbf), a little further to Hannover Airport (via Hannover Hbf)
2 Ganderkesee Airfield (Atlas Airfield Ganderkesee, ICAO: EDWQ), Otto-Lilienthal-Str. 23, 27777 Ganderkesee. Tel .: +49 (0) 4222 80 54 60, Fax: +49 (0) 4222 20 11, E-Mail: mail@flugplatz-ganderkesee.de. The Ganderkesee airfield can be easily reached by car from Bremen via the B75 / A28 (approx. 25 km). Due to the existing night flight permit and the fast transport connections, Ganderkesee Airport is popular for business travel and aviation.

By train
Tariff area: The Verkehrsverbund Bremen-Niedersachsen (VBN) operates around Bremen, so that train tickets in this area are also valid as bus and tram tickets for connections in local transport. You should still ask. In the case of long-distance DB connections, the transfer to bus and tram is only permitted when entering "+ City" on the ticket.
The DB Bahn offers a Lower Saxony ticket. This means you can travel cheaply by train in Bremen, Hamburg and Lower Saxony for a day.
3 Bremen Central Station, Bahnhofsplatz 15, 28195 Bremen. The railway junction in the north-west is part of the IC network with individual ICEs: hourly connections to (north) east: Hamburg, south: Osnabrück, Münster and Hanover, west: Oldenburg and Emden with connections to the East Frisian Islands, north: Bremen-Vegesack and Bremerhaven with a connection to Cuxhaven.

The other train stations in the city are:
4 Bremen Neustadt train station, Am Neustadtsbahnhof 5-7. The sole train stop in the southern district has connections to the main train station and to Delmenhorst, Oldenburg and Bad Zwischenahn. The trips are carried out by DB Bahn and NordWestBahn.
5 Bremen-Hemelingen, Ringstraße 18. With connections to the main train station and to Syke, Bassum and Twistringen with the NordWestBahn.
6 Bremen-Sebaldsbrück To Sebaldsbrücker Bahnhof 35, and 7 Bremen-Mahndorf, Mahndorfer Bahnhof 1, with connections to the main train station and to Achim, Verden, Nienburg / Weser, Neustadt am Rübenberge and Hanover with the DB Bahn and NordWestBahn.
8 Bremen-Oberneuland, Mühlenfeldstraße 41. With connections to the main train station and to Rotenburg / Wümme, Tostedt, Buchholz in the Nordheide and Hamburg with the metronome.
9 Bremen-Walle Waller Ring 146, and 10 Bremen-Oslebshausen, Sperberstraße 4, and 11 Bremen-Burg,, Bremer Heerstraße 13, with connections to the main train station and to Bremerhaven with the DB Bahn and NordWestBahn.
Via Walle, Oslebshausen and Burg there is then a cross connection to 12 Bremen-Lesum, Hindenburgstraße 79, 13 Bremen-St. Magnus, Am Bahnhof St. Magnus 19, and 14 Bremen-Schönebeck, Groner Mühlenweg 32, to after
15 Bremen-Vegesack, Vegesacker Bahnhofsplatz 34.. Travel time from the main station: 27 min., Every 15 min.
Every second S-Bahn goes from Vegesack to Bremen-Farge:
16 Bremen-Aumund, 17 Klinikum Bremen-Nord / Beckedorf, 18 Bremen-Blumenthal, 19 Mühlenstraße, 20 Kreinsloger, 21 Turnerstraße, 22 Bremen-Farge