Bremen

Bremen is a multifaceted Hanseatic city with half a million inhabitants, beautifully situated on the river Weser in Northern Germany. Marks of its 1,200-year-old history are still visible in the historic market square, where the Town Hall and Roland statue have been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the cathedral, and the Schnoor, a residential quarter, date back to medieval times. A bronze statue of the Bremen Town Musicians honors the famous fairy tale by the Grimm Brothers.

Culturally, Bremen offers a variety of events throughout the year. From Germany’s oldest local fair, the Bremer Freimarkt, to the traditional Christmas Market, Bremen never runs out of events. Museums like the Bremer Kunsthalle, as well as theaters, restaurants (especially at the Weser promenade Schlachte), bars, and the alternative quarter Viertel allow for a wide range of activities. As the home of Werder Bremen, the city hosts one of the most likeable and most successful German soccer clubs.

Bremen is a city of aerospace technology, hosting companies like Airbus, OHB AG, and EADS. Bremen is also home to a number of other international corporations, such as Mercedes-Benz, Kraft Foods, Kellogg’s, Jacobs Coffee, and Beck’s beer. Other internationally known firms have branches here, e.g. Siemens (including Siemens Windpower), Commerzbank, and DLR.