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Highlights in Bremen
- Kayak and boat trips
- Bremen Market Place
- Fête de la Musique
- Maritime Mile "Battles"
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Vacation rentals in Bremen
The city of Bremen is known for its historic market square, where you will find a variety of sights. A apartment in the middle of the city centre is the ideal starting point to reach all hotspots of Bremen within a short walking distance. In addition, there are apartments in the Schnoor, on the Weser and not far from the Bürgerpark, which is ideally suited as a local recreation oasis.Choose beautiful half-timbered buildings as your holiday home
Bremen, with its historical character, still has countless buildings from the 15th to 16th centuries, in which attractively furnished apartments are offered for rent. But you can also rent such a building in its entirety as a vacation rental and enjoy the indescribable atmosphere. Bremen also offers individual rooms in guest houses and comfortable luxury suites in the city centre.Pay attention to the optional extras
If you want to travel to Bremen by car, when looking for a holiday apartment, pay attention to the parking possibilities in front of your front door, as parking is not possible everywhere, especially in the city area. The family-friendly vacation rentals often have a balcony, terrace or even a garden where you can spend relaxing hours. If you want to travel to Bremen with your dog, you should check with your landlord in advance whether you are allowed to take a pet with you.
Holidays in Bremen
Location and orientation
Bremen is the capital of the Free Hanseatic City of Bremen and is located at the transition of the North Sea coastal lowland region. The city is completely surrounded by Lower Saxony and is about 60 kilometres from Bremerhaven. West of Bremen lies the city of Oldenburg. Hamburg is about 110 kilometres away by car.Natural waters in Bremen
The Weser flows through the entire city area, so that it is situated on both sides of the river. In the area of the old town, the Weser was rebuilt from the railway bridge to a maritime shipping lane, which reaches as far as the North Sea and beyond. To the left of the Unterweser extends the area of the Wesermarsch, to the right of which the landscape is called the Elbe-Weser triangle.Nature reserves in the immediate vicinity
Bremen has a total of 18 nature reserves covering a total area of more than 2,100 hectares. The largest of these are the Borgfelder Wümmewiesen, followed by the Ochtumniederung near Brokhuchting. Furthermore, the Werderland as well as the western Hollerland are areas of Bremen worthy of protection, which have a unique flora and fauna ready for you.
Travelers and Activities
It takes about an hour by car to reach the North Sea coast. If the journey to the sea is too far for you, you can also refresh yourself in the Bremen waters. Bremen has eleven bathing lakes, 14 baths and a wonderful river landscape that invites you to swim and splash around.Exploring the surroundings by bike
More than every fifth inhabitant of Bremen uses the bicycle to get from A to B. This is why this city has an excellent network of cycle paths, so you can leave your car at home for explorations and excursions. Around Bremen there are pleasant cycle paths through a wonderful landscape, such as the bridge cycle path, the Wümme cycle path or the long-distance cycle path Bremen-Hamburg.The city for sailors
The waters of Bremen are a popular meeting point for a round trip with passenger ships or peat barges. In summer, the Sielwal ferry takes you across the Weser to Stadtwerder in Huckelriede. You can also rent a kayak or canoe in Bremen and take fun trips through an impressive river landscape.
The bronze figure of the famous city musicians in Bremen is the end point of the German Fairytale Route, which begins in Hanau.
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The most important landmark of the city is the Roland from the year 1404, which symbolizes the secular freedom of Bremen. The Gothic town hall on the north side of the market square dates from 1405. You can also visit the Ratskeller, which is today the last remaining Ratskeller in Germany. Also on the market square you will find the famous figure of the Bremen Town Musicians, which was erected by Gerhard Marcks from bronze. Worth seeing are also the Schütting, the cathedral St. Petri and the Liebfrauenkirche.2. To the maritime mile of the city
The battles are only a few steps away from the market place. The square on the banks of the Weser is the perfect place to feast to your heart's content in one of the many restaurants and watch the ships passing by. This is also the starting point for river cruises with modern passenger ships or sport boats. Sometimes there is also an appealing cultural programme on the excursion boats, such as concerts or theatre performances, which you can attend during your journey across the Weser.3. Experience history in the museum
The Focke-Museum is the Landesmuseum für Kunst und Kulturgeschichte, where a permanent exhibition and changing special exhibitions are shown. The exhibition area is divided into six houses and a park. The permanent exhibition looks back on the past 1,200 years with numerous exhibits. The Focke-Museum also has a children's museum and a laboratory.4. Summer concerts on the street
The "Fête de la Musique" always takes place at the end of June on the streets of Bremen's old town. Several concerts will be performed at different open-air venues and free of charge. The international festival of music presents performances from various genres, such as jazz, pop, folk music and classical music. So there is something for every taste.5. Hearty dishes from Bremen kitchens
Due to its location on the Weser and its proximity to the North Sea, Bremen offers countless fish dishes, which are often spiced richly. The famous wedding soup is one of the most famous specialities from Bremen. Culinary delicacies from the region include cabbage and pinkel, Bremer Labskaus, Bremer Kluten, Bremer Kükenragout and haddock.