Bremen, up in northwestern Germany, used to be a member of the Hanseatic League. Together with the Bremerhaven 60km to the north, it forms the Land Bremen or still called the Free Hanseatic City of Bremen, the smallest of the 16 German states.
Stretched out along the Weser river, Bremen (pop. 550,000) boasts a UNESCO-listed site in the form of the Rathaus and Roland statue on the central Marktplatz. The former was built in Gothic style in 140, then renovated in the so-called Weser Renaissance style centuries later, and was built to assert the autonomy of Bremen. The interior can be toured and contains a most impressive reception hall. The Roland is a 6 meter tall statue of the knight with the same name who was a protector of trade. Come here around Christmas and the square turns into an atmospheric Weihnachtsmarkt.
The St. Petri Dom (Cathedral) is also found here, while a short walk away you find the Kunsthalle Bremen and towards the river the fascinating Böttcherstrasse and Schnoor areas. In the former you find a series of houses and courtyards in Art Nouveau style, while the latter is the medieval and oldest part of town. [Review by travelindicator]
- Bremen is a city in Germany. It has a population of 548,547, is situated at an altitude of 49ft and the best airport to fly into is BRE (Bremen, Bremen)
- The main spoken language here is German, and the average English skill is intermediate
- The currency used in Germany is the Euro (EUR)
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More Bremen travel resources
You can choose to read on at Planetware (top 10 things to do in Bremen), or simply head over to Wikitravel. At Bremen Tourism you will find other useful information, while for a picture rich travel blog you must check out the Solo Traveler Blog.
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