Bremen has developed into a 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 is divided into two parts by the Weser river, which allows for many wide fields, parks and forests. In addition, there are 18 nature reserves, which account for almost 7% of the city area with a total of over 2000 hectares. The "Bürgerpark" and the associated city forest, which are located near the main railway station and cover more than 200 hectares of green space, are well known and invite for long strolls on sunny days.
In addition to a miniature golf course, boules courts and a boat rental there is also an animal enclosure in the "Bürgerpark". Furthermore, Bremen has an attractive city center, a vibrant nightlife, various theaters and several shopping malls that enrich student life.
Bremen has developed itself as a center in Europe for high technological competence and innovative power. Various global brands and market leaders (Mondelez, ABInBev, Airbus, Mercedes Benz and many more) are located here and provide a good combination of business and science as well as extremely good career opportunities.
The city and offers a wide spectrum of cultural institutions and events: there are prestigious museums, theaters and philharmonics, countless sights, a historic city center, which is a UNESCO world heritage site and the Weser Stadium with exciting Bundesliga matches.
In the immediate vicinity of Bremen are other attractive cities like Hanover or Hamburg as well as the North Sea with the Frisian Islands and their unique Wadden Sea. The students receive a semester ticket, which allows them to use the well-developed tram network within Bremen as well as the trains of local traffic throughout Lower Saxony and sometimes even beyond. Furthermore, Bremen has a airport in almost walking distance, which also allows for eays travelling.
More information about the Semesterticket can be found on our "Student Life" page.
Bremen in Pictures
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.
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.
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.
The "Roland" stands in front of the Bremen Town Hall and is a symbol for the city's liberty and rights.
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.