10 Best Things To Do In Bremen, Germany

things to do in bremen germany

Bremen is known for its cultural events and is one of the largest seaports and centers of seaboard trade in Germany. Events such as the Freimarkt, the Vision Parade Techno music festival and the International Youth Symphony happen here! This village is a dream town for travelers with a little bit of magic at every corner. Read on to learn about the best things to do in the area!

1. Marktplatz

Downtown, Bremen, Germany55
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Marktplatz includes the town hall and the statue of Roland. The town hall has been through many phases and different renovations. The statue of the famous German knight was built in 1404 and represents the city’s freedom and independence from the church. Both the Town Hall and the Statue of Roland are under protection of the law as historic monuments. Reviews saw that this area does not feel touristy, rather it makes you feel like you are stepping back in time with the culture of the town. The Marktplatz is also where the Fremarkt and Christmas Markt takes place. As the hub of Bremen, travelers must make sure they visit the Marktplatz.


Address: Am Markt, 28195 Bremen

Website: Marktplatz

2. The Rhododendron Park and Mühle am Wall

Rhododendronpark Bremen 1
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The Rhododendron Park is famous for its rhododendron and azalea collection. The park has been called a “riot of color.” The main flowering period is in March, April, May and June, so travelers should consider traveling during these months. Amongst the park is Bremen’s Old Town Walls, built in 1888. The town’s moat and windmill are also within the walls. This park is mostly for spectators to enjoy the Rhododendron and Old Town walls, if you are looking for a park to exercise, travel to Buergerpark!

Rhododendron Park

Address: Deliusweg 40, 28359 Bremen

Website: Rhododendron Park

3. Universum Science Center

Universum® Science Center, Bremen, Germany
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Universum Science Center is one of the newest attractions to Bremen made up from more than 40,000 metal tiles. It looks like a clam or whale dependent on where you stand and is full of hands on exhibits. The exhibits range from technology, humans and nature. Universum Science Center has daily science shows for every age! Recently a new attraction was added, the Turm der Lüfte. Turm der Lüfte is a 27 m (88 feet) tall tower offering some of the best views of the city of Bremen!

Universum Science Center

Address: Wiener Straße 1a, 28359 Bremen

Website: Universum Science Center

4. St. Peter’s Cathedral (St. Petri Dom)

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This cathedral is the oldest church in Bremen at 1,200 years old with two twin 98 m (321 ft) tall towers. In the cellar there are mummified bodies, tombs and other articles that can be seen in the museum. Travelers have the opportunity to climb and see a view from the tower for a small charge- but it is well worth it.

St. Peter’s Cathedral

Address: Sandstraße 10-12, 28195 Bremen

Website: St. Peter’s Cathedral

5. Bremen Town Musicians Statue

The Bremen Town Musicians - Die Bremer Stadtmusikanten - Os músicos de Bremen
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Bremen Town Musicians is a statue of the fairy tale by the Brothers Grimm. Through the years, the fairy tale has become iconic causing a large amount of traffic towards this statue. The bronze sculpture was created in 1951 by Gerhard Marcks and is located in the center of the town. It may be crowded, but it is worth it!

The Bremen Town Musicians

Address: Am Markt 21, 28195 Bremen

Website: The Bremen Town Musicians

6. Hole of Bremen

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While walking the streets of Bremen, travelers often happen upon the “hole” which sings animal noises from underground. Viewers can put their ear near and listen to the Bremen Town Musicians after depositing a coin. All the money supports the German Red Cross… so make sure you drop a coin!

Hole of Bremen

Address: Throughout Bremen

Website: Hole of Bremen

7. Schnoor Viertel

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Schnoor Viertel is Bremen’s oldest district and is also known as the Schnoor quarter. Narrow lanes are full of houses from the 15th and 16th-century and they occupy the district. It is full of old structures/houses for eating, drinking coffee and shopping. The shops are usually open Sundays from 11am-4pm from April to December. This district appeals to locals and visitors. With an abundant amount of photo opportunities travelers can take advantage of the amazing corner of Bremen!

Schnoor Viertel

Address: Schnoor, 28195 Bremen

Website: Schnoor Viertel

8. Buergerpark

Meierei, Bürgerpark - Bremen - 2011
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Buergerpark is one of Germany’s best maintained parks. This park is always open and free to everyone. Year-round there are paths for joggers around Buergerpark. There are often performances by the Bremen Shakespeare Company and the Music and Light concert at Lake Hollers. In the summertime people have the option to play mini golf or go rowing in the water. All in all, Buergerpark is the park to visit!


Address: Bürgerpark, Bremen

Website: Buergerpark (in German)

9. Historische Altstadt

Historische Altstadt
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Historische Altstadt comprises of Bremen’s old town. Within this district, travelers have the time to walk around the market square and visit several churches. The historic old town is full of stunning old buildings and architecture. Reviews say the best way to spend time in Historische Altstadt is by walking around and marveling at the amazing architecture. Reviews also say to make sure you don’t miss the “Glockenspiel” at 3 pm and 6 pm.

Historische Altstadt

Website: Historische Altstadt

10. Bremer Geschichtenhaus

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Bremer Geschichtenhaus is known as the Bremen Story House. Once inside you can take a journey through three centuries of history involving Bremen heritage. Visitors have the option to listen, taste and participate in Bremen culture. Actors work in historical costumes to act out Bremen’s story.

Bremer Geschichtenhaus

Address: Wüstestätte 10, 28195 Bremen

Website: Bremer Geschichtenhaus (in German)

Beautiful Bremen!

Bremen is located in northwestern Germany and is full of places to explore! As a home to multiple historical galleries and art museums, Bremen is a historical hub for Germany. Bremen is over a thousand years old and takes travelers back in time, so enjoy your journey!

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