One-stop shop Bremen + Bremerhaven
The sister cities have so much to offer visitors. Together Bremen and Bremerhaven form Germany’s smallest federal state, yet they are bigger than most when it comes to innovation and quality of life.
Bremen + Bremerhaven: Two Towns. Together!
Bremen and Bremerhaven are steeped in history and maritime flair. You will be amazed by the splendour of Bremen’s market square with the town hall, which together with the Roland statue has been a UNESCO World Heritage site since 2004. Take a stroll around the old quarter and discover the Hanseatic city on the trail of the Bremen Town Musicians from the Brothers Grimm fairytale. Or feel the sea breeze in your hair as you explore the port city of Bremerhaven. Captivating exhibitions in the Harbour Worlds complex and the impressive port will bring the allure of distant lands closer. So, whether on land or on water, a visit here is sure to be a memorable one.
Bremen and Bremerhaven’s complete offering for coach travel operators, tour operators and travel agents can be found in our easy-to-use online planner for group trips. You will find all prices and information here, for example on upcoming events, the arts and entertainment scene, places of interest and services for coach travel operators.
For business customers Wirtschaftsförderung Bremen GmbH (WFB) and Erlebnis Bremerhaven GmbH operate jointly. Its aim is to promote the state of Bremen as a travel destination to all relevant target groups as well as to improve the marketing of Bremen and Bremerhaven's tourist projects.
At www.bremen-bremerhaven.de all relevant information, an online group planner and event planner with hotel guide and travel proposals can be found.
Bremen, the buzzing heart of north-west Germany, is a multi-faceted destination, where Hanseatic heritage, tradition, cutting-edge technology, science and space travel come together to create a new and innovative whole. Bremen'slong and proud history as a Hanseatic city is reflected in famous landmarks such as its magnificenttown hall and the grand old statue of Rolandon the historical market square, the Schnoorquarter, Böttcherstrasseand Bremen Cathedral. And, of course, theBremen Town Musicians from the Brothers Grimm fairytale. Bremen is also a city of culture. Its theatres and its many museums – such as the Kunsthalle art gallery, one of the leading privately financed art galleries in Germany, and the Weserburg Museum of Modern Art – show the rich variety of culture the city has to offer. And Bremen is a city of science. How is a tornado formed? What does an earthquake feel like? Universum Bremenhas over 300 hands-on installations where you can experiment and learn by doing.
Welcome to the Seaside City of Bremerhaven Latitude 53° 33’ North and longitude 8° 34’ East. That’s Bremerhaven in geographical terms. Today the skyline of the Havenwelten Bremerhaven with the Klimahaus, the Zoo at the Sea, the German Emigration Center and the German Maritime Museum characterise the cityscape. Modern exhibition concepts allow the present to be understood by exploring the past, with topics such as migration at the German Emigration Center, climate change at the Klimahaus and modern treasure hunts at the German Maritime Museum. The covered pedestrian zone, the Columbus Center and the Mein Outlet are the ideal place to enjoy a stroll and nice shopping. First-class fish restaurants, restaurant ships and shrimp fresh from the boat - all this can be experienced at the Shop Window Fishery Harbor.
Cycling tours in Bremen
Cycling in Bremen isn’t just part of daily life, it’s ingrained in the culture and, of course, a lot of fun. Cycle routes follow the river Weser and run alongside canals and through green spaces. They pass through quiet, residential parts of the city as well as busier quarters, and connect places of interest, cultural attractions, science hubs, parks and landscapes.
Parks and Recreation in Bremen
The beginnings of Bremen's 'green lungs' can be found right behind the exhibition centre close to the main train station. Bremen Bürgerpark and the neighbourings municipal forest are perfect for a walk at any time of the year.
Or visit the natural beauty, right in the middle of the city – the botanika, Bremen's world of nature discovery. Located on the grounds of the famous Rhododendron Park, you can see the flora of the world and make fascinating discoveries in biodiversity and plant ecology.
Sail, Cycle and More in Bremerhaven
Located at the mouth to the North Sea, Bremerhaven, and the surrounding area, offers outdoor enthusiasts a variety of exciting water sports, like sailing, waterskiing and wakeboarding. Those with a passion for cyclingwill enjoy biking to or from Bremerhaven along the beautiful North Sea Cycle Route and the River Weser Cycle Route. Once there the Seaside City can be explored along two interesting cycle routes. The Fish & Ship city route and the nature route Water, Wind and Grasslands.
Parks, dikes and much more invite you to relax. In addition to many water areas, the seaside city also has numerous green recreational areasthat invite you to take a deep breath, stroll, unwind or be active.
Accessible visits to Bremen
Information provided by Wirtschaftsförderung Bremen includes details of fully wheelchair-accessible rooms with sufficient space to move throughout, facilities for people who are hard of hearing, and emergency alarm systems. The list is being continuously updated and also contains an overview of restaurants, hotels, museums, theatres, cinemas and other tourist attractions in Bremen, such as the town hall and the cathedral. In addition, it shows the location of accessible toilets and disabled parking spaces in Bremen and Bremen-Nord. (More Information in German language click here).
The Tourist Information Office can arrange special guided tours for blind people and a tour in sign language for the hard of hearing.
Traveling is for everyone
The largest city on Germany's North Sea coast, the seaside city of Bremerhaven is the first city in Germany to be awarded "Tourism Location Accessibility Tested" by the German Seminar for Tourism In addition to bundles of offers on various topics, almost 30 establishments in the tourism service chain have been certified, thus providing reliable and uniform nationwide information on facilities, dimensions, etc. for people with a wide range of disabilities. This reliable information enables guests to plan their own individual vacation. The proximity to the water is particularly beneficial for people with respiratory diseases, and the wide open spaces and level conditions make it easier for people with walkers, wheelchairs, strollers and bicycles to get around.
Bremerhaven took second place in the competition for the European Access City Award (barrier-free city), beating out 50 European cities as early as 2021. Bremerhaven convinced the jury with its high-quality range of offers in the tourism and leisure sector. The Access City Award is presented to cities that are successfully working to become more barrier-free for residents and guests of the city and to promote equal access for people with disabilities to urban life and to further develop offers and initiatives.
For more information, visit www.bremerhaven.de/barrierefreiheit
Experience Bremen sustainably
Bremen is the city of short distances, very green and by no means scores alone with its numerous parks and green spaces! More and more hotels, restaurants and other Bremen players are increasingly focusing on the topic of sustainability.
Travel sustainably in Bremerhaven
Bremerhaven can be easily reached by train from Bremen and many other places. Sights such as the Klimahaus or the Zoo am Meer, which deal with the topics of climate change and species conservation, are close together in the Havenwelten.
Bremerhaven: Course Sustainability
There is always a "fresh breeze" blowing in the seaside city of Bremerhaven, and guests and ships from all over the world enrich the whole region, which also includes the UNESCO World Heritage Wadden Sea on the North Sea coast. A great deal of awareness of sustainability is thus also making its way and more and more offers are emerging, which are convincingly launched by committed players: From comfortable travel by train and public transport, to sustainable hotel concepts, to concrete offers. Award-winning hotel offers and internationally acclaimed attractions on climate change, migration and biodiversity, as well as recognised building blocks for dealing with the important foodstuff fish make sustainability a tangible experience.
Kontakt & Ansprechpartner
Two Towns. Together!
c/o WFB Wirtschaftsförderung Bremen GmbH
Phone Bremen: +49 421 30 800 10
Phone Bremerhaven: +49 (0)471 80936211