Bustling Bremen straddles the Weser River in northern Germany, and has 2 distinct sides to it. There's the new, an innovative science hub, and the old, a 1,200 year-old Hanseatic city, featuring a pretty old town with twisting lanes, medieval buildings, quaint shops and old cafes.

Of course, both have their attractions: you can get your thinking cap on at the interactive Universum Bremen science center, gawp at the ornate Gothic town hall, or explore St Peter's Cathedral, with its skyline-piercing twin spires and spooky mummy chamber. And don't forget to eat and drink lots too – Bremen's a foodie and beer enthusiast's paradise.

What to see & do in Bremen

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Where & what to eat in Bremen

  • 10 Great Restaurants in Bremen

    Bremen’s great restaurants and culinary scene are hugely important to its residents. Visitors can gain real insight into this historic city through its local cuisine, especially seafood. Schlachte Embankment is a great place to dine al fresco while taking in views along the Weser. You can visit Ratskeller to sample all things traditional.  Naturally, you’ll want to pair your meal with...

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Where to shop & what to buy in Bremen

  • 10 Best Places to Go Shopping in Bremen

    The best places to go shopping in Bremen provide travelers with a large assortment of options. You can visit modern shopping malls and centres, check out local boutiques while strolling along historic shopping streets, and even browse stalls at a farmers’ market. Regardless of if you're shopping for a souvenir for yourself or something for a loved one back home, something...

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Where to go & what to do at night in Bremen

  • 10 Best Things to Do After Dinner in Bremen

    There is no shortage of fun things to do after dinner in Bremen. This city on the Weser River comes to life at night with romantic evening cruises, waterfront restaurants, cocktails bars, and nightclubs. After spending the day exploring historical edifices, museums, and verdant parks, make sure to save some energy to experience the city's nighttime offerings. Whether you wish to...

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Useful information

  • Bremen Travel Essentials

    Our Bremen Travel Essentials lays out the essential information you need to help you plan your trip to one of the most popular destinations in Germany. No matter how frequently you travel, some questions will always need answers: What’s the weather like? How can I get from the airport to my hotel? What currency and type of plug do I...

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