Straddling the river Weser in northern Germany, the city of Bremen has lots to offer visitors. It may not be the largest conurbation in the country, but it has its own unique charm and style. Highlights include the impressive town hall, which has achieved UNESCO World Heritage status, and St Peter's Cathedral. Not far from Bremen lie the port of Bremerhaven and the artists' colony of Worpswede, both of which are well worth a visit. As well as urban attractions, you can visit the outlying countryside. For example, it is possible to hire bikes and ride across the flat terrain. To book Bremen flights, or trips to other German cities, simply use our search tool.
For the best weather, it pays off to visit Bremen between May and September. However, this is the tourist high season, so prices can be at a premium and crowds are at their biggest.
In terms of convenience, Bremen City Airport is hard to beat. The hub is located just 3.5 kilometres from the city centre, and transfers are available by tram. Taxis are also on offer and, for greater freedom, you can hire a car to get to the centrally located Bremen hotels. Direct flights from the UK to the airport take one hour and 20 minutes.
The city itself is compact and easy to get around. While there, you can make the most of trams and buses and, if you want up-to-date information concerning these services, you can download the VBN timetable to your mobile. Many places can be reached on foot and taxis are available too.
No trip to Bremen is complete without visiting the Town Hall. This UNESCO World Heritage building is regarded as the top attraction in the historical market square. It was built between 1405 and 1410, while a Weser Renaissance facade was added in the 17th century. Its Upper Hall is the most magnificent ceremonial venue in the whole of the city.
An altogether quirkier attraction is the Hole of Bremen. This is an underground collection box and if you drop a coin into it, you will hear one of the so-called 'Bremen Town Musicians' thanking you. Sounds that emanate from the box include a cat's meow and a dog's bark.