Bremen has developed into city of high technological expertise and innovative strength – right in the heart of Europe. Bremen is the first city in Germany to be awarded the title of »City of science« in recognition of its optimal combination of science and economics.
The Free Hanseatic City of Bremen is a city with a free and cosmopolitan spirit and a history of sea travel and merchantry spanning 1,200 years. This can be felt by the guests to the city, who quickly feel at home here. As per the motto of the University of Applied Sciences Bremen – »Science in the City« – the international Graduate Center is located directly in the heart of Bremen, only a few minutes walk from the city’s historic centre.
Bremen has proven itself as a city of science from the beginning of the 19th century. Over the past few years, Bremen has been able to take the top spots in a series of location comparisons and rankings which rated economic dynamics. Bremen has an international presence – it is an industrial location with branches in the automotive industry, aeronautics and astronautics, foodstuffs and luxury foods, mobile technologies, life science, bio-technology and logistics.
Bremen Town Musicians
The story of a donkey, a dog, a cat and a cock, that go on the tramp, was translated in many languages and is internationally popular.
Find out more about the four animals by reading the famous Brothers Grimm's Story online.
In the middle of Bremen and not far from the market square and the Bremen Town Musicians you find the "Schlachte". That is the busy promenade at the Weser where you can have a cold drink or a great lunch and dinner especially at summertime overlooking the Weser.
Bremen Town Hall
The Bremen Town Hall ist not only a historical building and art treasure and a prestigious venue but also the place of employment for the burgomaster (mayor) and the city council.
The "Roland" stands in front of the Bremen Town Hall and is a symbol for the city's liberty and rights.
Bremen is also known as "the green city" thanks to the many parcs and public green spaces. Particularly impressiv is the Bürgerpark, that is one of the best preserved parcs in Germany. If spring, summer, autumn or winter, a walk is always worth it.
Arrival: Bus 24; Tram 6,8 stop "Am Stern"; Bus 26,27 stop "Findorffallee".
The Werdersee is a MUST in summertime! It offers plenty of opportunities to enjoy the weather: sunbathing, barbeueing with friends, refreshing in the water or jogging along the "Kleine Weser" are just some ideas of what to do.
Arrival: Tram 4 stop "Kirchweg/Werdersee" or simply walking from the Hochschule Bremen.