Bremen Tourist Attractions
Capital of the Land of Bremen.Situation and characteristicsThe Free Hanseatic City of Bremen, on the lower Weser (57km/35mi from Bremerhaven), capital of the Land of Bremen, is one of the largest seaports and centers of sea-borne trade in Germany, carrying on a considerable trade in grain, cotton and tobacco. The Land consists of the city of Bremen and the port of Bremerhaven, which are separated from one another by a stretch of territory in Lower Saxony.
The charming Schnoorviertel (the oldest part of Bremen) is now the haunt of artists, with burghers' houses of the 15th-18th centuries.
St John's Church
The 14th C. Johanniskirche in Bremen's Schnoorviertel is a brick-built Gothic church.
The Kunsthalle in the southeast of Bremen's old town houses 17th C. Dutch paintings, old German masters, French and Dutch painting of the 19th and 20th centuries, and works by painters in the Worpswede artists' colony.
Address: Am Wall 207, D-28195 Bremen, Germany
Opening hours: Jan 1 to Dec 31: 10am-5pm; Tue: 10am-9pm; Closed: Mon
Always closed on: New Year's Day (Jan 1), Christmas - Christian (Dec 25), Christmas Eve - Christian (Dec 24)
Entrance fee in EUR: Family €8.00, Adult €5.00, Group discounts €3.50, Concession or reduced rate €2.50, Child €2.00
Facilities: Gift shop
The Overseas Museum in Bremen has collections of material on natural history, trade and ethnography (South Seas, Australia, Asia), and an exhibition on Bremen's import and export trade.
Address: Bahnhofsplatz 13, D-28195 Bremen, Germany
Opening hours: Jan 2 to Dec 30: 9am-6pm; Sun: 10am-6pm; Sat: 10am-6pm; Closed: Mon
Always closed on: May Day / Labor Day (May 1), Christmas Eve - Christian (Dec 24), New Year's Eve (Dec 31), Christmas - Christian (Dec 25), Palm Sunday - Christian, First of Muharram (Islamic New Year begins)
Entrance fee in EUR: Family €13.50, Adult €6.50, Senior €4.50, Child 17 & under €2.50
The Bürgerpark (area 200 hectares/500 acres) in Bremen was laid out in 1866 in the style of a landscaped English park.
In Bremen's northeastern suburb of Schwachhausen is the Focke Museum (the Bremen Museum of Art and Culture), which has Bremen bygones, material illustrating the Low German way of life and a seafaring section (with a Hanseatic "kogge", or merchant ship).
Address: Schwachhauser Heerstrasse 240, D-28213 Bremen, Germany
Opening hours: Jan 2 to Dec 31: 10am-5pm; Tue: 10am-9pm; Closed: Mon
Always closed on: New Year's Day (Jan 1), May Day / Labor Day (May 1), Day of German Unity (Oct 3), New Year's Eve (Dec 31), Christmas - Christian (Dec 25), Christmas Eve - Christian (Dec 24)
Entrance fee in EUR: Family €7.00, Adult €4.00, Concession or reduced rate €2.00
Facilities: Gift shop, Restaurant or food service
Rhododendron Park and Botanic Garden
The Rhododendron Park (azalea museum) and the Botanic Garden in Bremen's northeastern suburb of Schwachhausen are large.
The Bremen port has 15 docks capable of taking ocean-going vessels. The most important docks are the Überseehafen, the Europahafen and the Neustädter Hafen (container terminal), all with freeport facilities. There are harbor tours from the Martinianleger (landing-stage) by the Wilhelm Kaisen Bridge.
Wilhelm Wagenfeld House
The Wilhelm Wagenfeld House in Bremen chronicles the life and work of Wilhelm Wagenfeld, the renowned product designer. Particular emphasis is placed on his career as it progresses from the Bauhaus into industry.
A series of arches within arches highlights the exterior of this station, enhanced further by the two colors of brick used in the design.
New Weserburg Museum
The New Westerburg Museum displays a collection of modern art from the past 60 years. Its collection includes pieces by Beuys, Serra and Warhol.
Address: Teerhof 20, D-28199 Bremen, Germany
Opening hours: 10am-6pm; Sun: 11am-6pm; Thu: 10am-9pm; Sat: 11am-6pm; Closed: Mon
Always closed on: May Day / Labor Day (May 1), Day of German Unity (Oct 3), New Year's Eve (Dec 31), Christmas - Christian (Dec 25), Christmas Eve - Christian (Dec 24), Good Friday - Christian
Entrance fee in EUR: Family €10.00, Adult €5.00, Group of 15 or more €4.00, Concession or reduced rate €3.00
Map of Bremen Attractions