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Top 7 Things to do in Bremen

Schnoor quarter is the favourite of tourists visiting Bremen
Photo taken by 123rf.com.  Schnoor quarter is the favourite of tourists visiting Bremen

Finding inexpensive tickets to this city is fairly easy as many cheap airlines have them on offer. When it comes to Bremen, however, the only  association they have is the Town Musicians of Bremen. So, what else can this German city offer? Well, for one thing, Bremen is green – and not only because this colour figures in the logos of FC Werder and the traditional brewery Beck&Co. Here, we offer you 7 tips on what to do in Bremen to enjoy your trip more.

1. Football

Bremen "Werder" stadium
Photo taken by Henning Ihmels / Wikimedia.org.  Bremen "Werder" stadium

This sport is very popular here. During matches, the presence of police is often increased, as the locals are fond of expressing their feelings on the streets and in turbulent discussions. It‘s truly a sight to behold. It goes without saying that sports enthusiasts will find plenty to do here. Bremen has many free football stadiums and bars where the game is always on.

2. Bremen’s Cafés

There are cosy cafes in Bremen where one can calmly read a newspaper
Photo taken by 123rf.com.  There are cosy cafes in Bremen where one can calmly read a newspaper

In Bremen, they’re called Knigge. Here, you should definitely try Kluten – the city’s traditional sweet. It’s a sheet of chocolate with peppermint filling. According to the locals, the best chocolate can be found in the Hachez store. Furthermore, you should also try red marmalade and Butterkuchen – a type of cake with lots of butter, sugar and almonds.

3. Flower and Farmer’s Markets

Beautiful colorful flowers sold on outdoor flower shop in Bremen, Germany
Photo taken by 123rf.com.  Beautiful colorful flowers sold on outdoor flower shop in Bremen, Germany

Face to face commerce in very popular in Bremen. People like to go to little markets, talk to each other or just walk around. Here you’ll always find a very cosy and pleasant atmosphere. You can also buy some beautiful fresh flowers and quality food. A market like this is an excellent place to look for unique hand-made souvenirs.

4. The Schnoor Neighbourhood

Schnoor quarter is the favourite of tourists visiting Bremen
Photo taken by 123rf.com.  Schnoor quarter is the favourite of tourists visiting Bremen

It’s an old and exquisitely beautiful street, the name of which comes from the word Schnoor, which means “rope”. In the past, ropes were made here. According to some travel guides, it is in Schnoor that Bremen had its roots as a Hanseatic city.

5. The Hospital Museum

Lovers of unusual places should definitely visit the Hospital Museum. Here you can get better acquainted with medicine, the history of hospitals, various medical tools, exceptional case histories and birth defects. Finding such museums is not a frequent occurrence even in larger cities, so don’t miss your chance to visit. By the way, Bremen has an especially large number of specialised museums.

6. The Viertel Neighbourhood

Bremen
Photo taken by 123rf.com.  Bremen

This is Bremen’s most colourful and bohemian neighbourhood, and the place of an astounding variety of different events and forms of entertainment, is a two kilometre-long main street, which connects the Steintor and Ostertor neighbourhoods. The locals call it simply Viertel. Here you’ll find both kitschy performances and fairly serious art, as well a number of theatres and museums. Nowhere else will you see such cultural variety. The neighbourhood is alive even at night, offering its visitors to dive into its original lifestyle and entertainment. Viertel has many bars, restaurants and pubs where you can party all night long.

7. The Nearby Hanover

Panoramic view of Hanover city, Germany
Photo taken by 123rf.com.  Panoramic view of Hanover city, Germany

This city, located near Bremen, is sure to attract tourists interested in business and latest technologies. This little city hosts Germany’s largest Hanover Fair and Cebit – a famous electronics and computer technology fair.

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