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Summer Activities in Bremen and Surroundings – Part 2

Bremen has a lot to offer in the summer. Here follows part 2 of our tips for summer activities in the Hanseatic city and its surroundings.

View of the Schlachte in Bremen

The Schlachte: Bremen's historic waterfront promenade in the Old Town

Viertel, Schlachte and the Weser promenade

Adjacent to the east of the city center of Bremen, the “Viertel”, as the the citizens of Bremen quite simply call the districts Ostertor and Steintor, invites you to linger. In the Viertel, you can eat an ice cream in one of the countless street cafés during the day or store for summer clothing in the trendy boutiques. In the evening, this district attracts people with its culinary variety of restaurants as well as its typical German pubs and casual bars. 

You can also end a long study day in a relaxed way at the “Schlachte”, the former dockworkers' bar district, now Bremen's most popular gastronomic mile, right at the Weser River. With its cozy beer gardens and a very special atmosphere, the Schlachte is the summer meeting place for Bremen residents of all ages. The season opening of the summer and beer gardens on the Schlachte traditionally always takes place on the first Sunday in March and is eagerly awaited by many people. The maritime view over the river and of the many adjacent ships never gets boring, a walk along the Weser promenade is a must. Our tip: In the summer half-year you will also find the antique and flea market at the Tiefer every Saturday.

Get out of the city – to the Blockland

If you want to leave the city behind for a while, a bike tour to the Blockland is a good idea. The Blockland is an idyllic marshland, is officially listed as a district of Bremen, but is characterized by agriculture and nature. It contains two nature reserves, an EU bird sanctuary, a peat harbor and several traditional restaurants. Here you can eat real Bremen food, i.e. get to know the traditional Bremen cuisine. The Blockland is especially suitable for cycling and inline skating tours, because driving is only allowed for residents. Therefore, you have a mostly car-free environment and no exhaust fumes.

Open-air festivals

A cultural highlight in summer are the many colorful open-air festivals that await you in Bremen and the surrounding area: experience bands live with friends and other visitors, enjoy an indescribable atmosphere and maybe even camp right at the festival location. From classical music to pop and rock to indie, there is a festival for every musical taste. Pandemic-related restrictions and postponements of events will unfortunately also occur this year, but just recently the Breminale was able to take place with a dencentralized concept with live music at various locations. Next open-air festival in Bremen's event calendar: the music and culture festival "SummerSounds" in the Neustadtswallanlagen probably in August 2021. Please note that there may be short-term changes due to Covide-19 and follow the applicable safety measures.

We wish you a lot of fun – enjoy the summer in Bremen!