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.

Towns, Cities and Culture

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’s long and proud history as a Hanseatic city is reflected in famous landmarks such as its magnificent town hall and the grand old statue of Roland on the historical market square, the Schnoor quarter, Böttcherstrasse and Bremen Cathedral. And, of course, the Bremen 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 Bremen has 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 Mediterraneo 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.

Nature and Active

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 windsurfing, sailing, and waterskiing.
Those with a passion for cycling will 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. Cycling along the two new geocaching-routes our touristic areas can be excitingly explored together.

Barrier-free Travel

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.

Vacation planning for the handicapped for Bremerhaven and the North Sea region.
Can I reach it with a wheelchair or will my baby carriage fit through? Are the offers in the museums also prepared for the blind? Is the guided tour also suitable for deaf or hearing impaired people? Our online-service offers assistance with these questions. All Information to the individual attractions can be found online under www.bremerhaven.de/accessibility

Social Commitment / Green Travel

Green Meetings
"We are only borrowing the earth from our children", according to a famous Native American proverb. As true as that may be, we still show very little consideration for those who will come after us. Habitats are disappearing due to the destruction of natural spaces, and with them an increasing number of animal and plant species. Pollution from traffic, industry and outdated heating systems contribute to the global warming of the climate. However, we can all play our part in counteracting this process, both in our private lives and at work. Conventions, conferences and corporate events can be designed to conserve natural resources and produce less waste and fewer greenhouse gases. Bremen is an ideal venue for eco-conscious organisers.
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Green Sail in the Havenwelten Bremerhaven
Green Sail is a programme of the ATLANTIC Hotel SAIL City, with which the Bremerhaven hotel firmly anchors its claim to sustainable operation in the corporate philosophy. Ecological, social, forward-looking!
With the Green Service, neither water nor chemicals are consumed in the room and, what is more, there is no carbon emission load. All guests who stay with us for more than one night are offered this service, and we are pleased when it is accepted as a valuable contribution for the environment.
As an added bonus, the guests can “fill up” with fresh air on the SAIL City panorama deck for free!

Contact

Contact

Two Towns. Together!
c/o WFB Wirtschaftsförderung Bremen GmbH

Findorffstrasse 105
28215 Bremen
Germany

Phone Bremen: +49 (0)421 3080075
Phone Bremerhaven: +49 (0)471 80936211
Fax: +49 (0)421 3080025

www.bremen-bremerhaven.de