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Bremen City Breaks

Bremen city breaks take in this modern city where historic heritage and cosmopolitan culture combine to create a colourful array of attractions. All the sights, from the UNESCO World Heritage listed waterfront at Schlachte Promenade and quaint Schnoor Quarter to the elegant Town Hall, are extremely popular visitor attractions.

There's always something to do in Bremen where arts are all around, particularly along the 'cultural mile' in the heart of the city. From concerts to art exhibitions, there is always a huge range of entertainment on offer. The Bremen Christmas Market is a favourite with tourists and locals, with many stands and displays that exhibit the finest festive treats the city has to offer.

A Bremen city break is not complete without a trip to The Bremen Arena. The venue has a capacity of 14,000 visitors and is popular with those from the surrounding area and on Hamburg City Breaks. The arena is the epicentre of entertainment for the city, offering internationally recognised concerts, sporting events, shows and special events. There is always something on to cater to your tastes.


About 40 miles up the River Weser, where the river empties into the North Sea, you'll find the relatively new city of Bremerhaven. Literally meaning 'Bremen's Harbour', this important port has a long maritime history and is a great place to visit on a day trip from Bremen. Major attractions such as the German Emigration Center, the Climate House 8° East, the German Maritime Museum and the Zoo at the Sea can all be found within the newly revitalised Havenwelten district. Why not head up to the viewing platform at the top of Atlantic Hotel SAIL City for fantastic views of the city and out to sea.

The Shop Window Fishery Harbor is another area worth checking out. Along this mile of restaurants, bars and other attractions, you will be able to sample some of the fresh fish caught in Bremer Haven. You can also learn about the trawlermen of the past on board the ship 'FMS Gera' and even see how to prepare your own fish at home in the Seafish Cooking Studio.

Suggested Break

Bremen & Hamburg two-centre stay

Hamburg lies just over an hour away to the north-east of Bremen and is easily reached by train. Why not head to this fabulous Hanseatic city for the day and take in its famous sites. See page 36 for more on Hamburg itself.

Guide price from £299pp* - call for the latest availability, prices and promotions

What's Included

• Return flights from London 
• Three nights 4* accommodation in Bremen including breakfast
• Day return flexible rail ticket to Hamburg

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*Price is based on flights from London Stansted departing 17th February 2017

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Useful Information
  • Flight time from London: 1 hour 25 min
  • Bremen Airportl: 4km from the city centre; transfer time about 19 min
  • Nearest railway station: Bremen Hauptbahnhof
  • Currency: Euro

Schnoor quarter

Hidden between the Dom and the river, you will find Bremen's oldest district, which is a maze of lanes hosting little 15th and 16th-century houses.

Bremen town hall and the Roland statue

Don't miss the impressing gothic brick building with its splendid Renaissance façade and Roland statue, which have been added to the UNESCO World Heritage list.

Universum Bremen

The Science Centre near the Bremen University presents science as a thrilling adventure. Visitors can explore more than 250 exhibits as well as a discovery zone (EntdeckerPark).

Becks and Haake-Beck visitors centre

Learn some interesting facts about Bremen's well-known beer brands Becks and Haake Beck in the museum, raw material store and brewing room, before trying some samples of the delicious beer. (Reservation necessary).

Mercedes-Benz Production Site

Bremen is home to the largest Mercedes factory in the world and car fanatics are invited to take a look around. From classic models to the very vehicles that will soon be driven today, you'll see the history and production behind this much-loved manufacturer. Close by, you can get hands-on with a Mercedes GLK on the exhilarating test course known as 'the Rock'.

Schuppen Eins - Centre for Automotive Heritage and Motoring

This old shipping facility has been transformed into a living museum that will show you the history of the docks and German classic cars. Stroll in and out of the shops and restaurants along the boulevard, as you watch people cleaning and restoring vintage vehicles in the various workshops.

Places to shop

Bremen offers its guests fantastic shopping facilities. There are plenty of boutiques, fashion shops and department stores in the city centre, which are all within a short walking distance from each other. Some fantastic malls are easy to reach from the city centre.

Waterfront (Gröpelingen)

Shopping and leisure complex on the banks of the Weser.

Weserpark Bremen (Osterholz)

The city's largest shopping centre.

Places to eat

From regional cuisine to international delicacies, Bremen is a real paradise of gourmet food. Visitors will find a wide range of restaurants in the historic city centre as well as at the Schlachte waterfront.

Restaurant Alte Gilde

A centrally located cosy restaurant in the Gewerbehaus in the city centre, close to the Schlachte Embankment offering traditional cuisine.

Bremen's Ratskeller

Traditional local and national specialities served in a historic wine cellar in the historic city centre.

Luv Restaurant

This restaurant is located at the Schlachte waterfront and blends traditional cuisine with modern elements. Guests will be served hearty maritime and exotic specialities from the famous German currywurst to lobster.


Schlachte Waterfront: Less than 500 metres from the market square and the statue of Bremen's Town Musicians, the waterfront offers a variety of bars and restaurants.

Stubu Dancehouse: Party time across five zones offers something for everyone. Within walking distance of the main station.

Modernes: This location offers live music from rock, pop and blues to soul and dance.

Local Events

Bremen Oldtimer Classic - June 24th 2017

This classic car show is one of the largest in Germany and usually features around 170 different vehicles on display. Rare post-war models are joined by more modern favourites as they are driven all around Bremen in procession.

Europe’s Best Winter Festivals
Christmas markets are a big appeal during the festive season, but there are so many other winter events happening all over Europe which are just as exciting.