“Geiht sie oder steiht sie?” (“Is the river frozen or not, navigable or not?”) is a key question in Bremen as the river is its lifeline which has also helped the town gain considerable significance. Since 1829 Bremen’s traders gather each year for the annual “ice bet” and their foundation celebration is traditionally held in the Congress Centrum Bremen.
Bremen is characterised by all things maritime – local industry, science and also daily life. The Weser promenade Schlachte is, for example, one of the most popular promenades in the Hanseatic city, also offering numerous restaurants.
By train, tram and bus
From the main train station, go through the back exit across the large, free square – the Bürgerweide – and stand in front of the Congress Centre Bremen. This takes 3 minutes.
If you are travelling through the city centre, the following buses will take you to the exhibition centre: 24 (“Blumenthalstraße” stop), 26 and 27 (“Messe Centrum” stop). To get here by tram, take numbers 6 and 8 (“Blumenthalstraße” stop). Timetables available and further information available on the BSAG website.
Our trade fair guidance system navigates you from the motorway through the city to MESSE BREMEN.
Address for navigation systems
Please note: if you are using a navigation system, enter “Theodor-Heuss-Allee” as your destination. This will take you directly to the car park “Bürgerweide”. You can reach the multi-storey car park by entering “Hollerallee 99”.
The Bürgerweide car park has 2,500 spaces depending on how it is being used in event areas or as an outdoor area. Further information and details of charges on the BREPARK website.
The exhibition / Messe car park has 250 spaces. Access is via the Hollerallee. Further information available from the transport management office website.
Information on Bremen’s environmental zone available on the website of Bremer Touristik-Zentrale.
Bremen’s Hans Koschnick Airport is only a 15 minute taxi ride away; alternatively, take the tram from the airport (number 6 / “Blumenthalstraße” stop).
Further information including on the many flight connections to and from Bremen available on the Bremen Airport Hans Koschnick website.
Bremen: the city of short journeys
to the Weser promenade Schlachte
The people of Bremen greatly appreciate their 200-hectare green oasis very close to the Congress Centrum Bremen. The Finnbahn, numerous playgrounds and sunbathing lawns are just some of the recreational opportunities offered by Bürgerpark.
The City Center of Bremen
Fancy a spot of shopping? In the heart of the city center, numerous stores invite you to an extensive shopping spree. From the Obernstraße over the Sögestraße through the covered Lloydpassage, a varied shopping offer awaits you.
Like many other things in Bremen, high and subculture are found close to one another – including also in this district on the edge of the centre. The Kunsthalle Bremen and other museums as well as the Theater Bremen are also at the start of the Ostertorsteinweg road.
A road which is an expressionist work of art in itself – with the Böttcherstraße just below the Marktplatz, businessman Ludwig Roselius paid a tribute to his decaffeinated coffee, Kaffee HAG.
Walk along this promenade along the river Weser and you can imagine you have stepped back in time to the Hansa era – experience Bremen from its maritime side along the Schlachte.
Here the name says it all: in Bremen’s oldest neighbourhood which dates back to the 15th and 16th century, the houses all stand closely next to one another like beads on a “Schnoor” or “Schnur” in High German (or “string” in English)!
The Rathaus (Town Hall) and the Roland
The 600 year-old town hall with its Weser renaissance-style façade and ten-metre-high Roland statue from the same era are Bremen’s greatest cultural gems. The ensemble on the Marktplatz was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2004.
The Town Musicians of Bremen
The donkey, dog, cat and rooster – all children are familiar with the animals from the famous fairytale. This memorial to them stands at one corner of the Town Hall and if you throw a coin into the ground a few metres further down, you will even be rewarded by one of the musicians thanking you!
Hotels, accompanying programmes & more
Do you require hotel rooms for your event? A good idea for your evening event? Or would you perhaps like to take a look behind the scenes of a Bremen company or offer your event participants a varied accompanying programme?
The Bremen Convention Bureau of the WFB Wirtschaftsförderung Bremen GmbH is your skilled partner in all matters concerning this.