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In the heart of the maritime Hansa town

Getting here Short journeys Hotels & more Places of interest

Typically Bremen

“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.

Getting here from all over the world

by train
5 Min.

Only 5 minutes by foot.
Train connections every hour and fast 50 ICE and IG connections daily. From the main train station, go through the back exit across the large, free square - the Bürgerweide - and stand in front of our halls. This takes 5 minutes.

Plan your journey by train here:
Continue to the Deutsche Bahn website.

by airplane
15 Min.

Only 15 minutes with taxi or tram line 6.
There are non-stop flights to Bremen from many major European cities. More information, also about the many flight connections to and from Bremen, can be found on the Bremen Airport Hans Koschnick website.

by bus & tram

Comfortable to the CONGRESS BREMEN with three bus lines - 24 (bus stop Blumenthalstraße), 26 and 27 (bus stop Messe Centrum ) – as well as by tram with lines 5, 6 and 8 ( Blumenthalstraße stop).

You can get a timetable here: Go to the BSAG website.

by car

Our trade fair guidance system navigates you from the motorway through the city to MESSE BREMEN. 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". There are basically 2,500 parking spaces available in the "Bürgerweide" car park, depending on whether the areas are integrated into event areas or used as an open-air site.

Further information and parking fees at BREPARK.

The multi-storey car park offers 250 parking spaces, access via Holleralle.

Information at the traffic management center.
Information on the environmental zone in Bremen.

Bremen: the city of short journeys

  • 4 Frauen in Ruderboot im Bürgerpark
  • Blick in die Sögestraße, im Vordergrund die Skulptur des Hirten mit den Schweinen
  • Menschen an der Schlachte und der Teerhofbrücke

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.


Explore Bremen

Tradition and forward-looking, museums and musicals, shopping and bike paths – Bremen has a great deal to offer. The tourist office website provides plenty of useful and interesting information.

Places of interest

  • The Viertel

    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.
  • Blick in die Böttcherstraße mit Ständiger Vertretung (Lokal)

    The Böttcherstraße

    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.
  • Blick über die Weser auf die Teerhofinsel mit historischem Segler

    The Schlachte

    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.
  • Menschen im Schnoor, im Vordergrund Frau in rosafarbener Jacke, sich Auslage genau anschaut

    The Schnoor

    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)!
  • Blick aus den Rathausarkaden auf die Roland-Statue und die wieder aufgebauten historischen Häuser

    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.
  • Skulptur der Bremer Stadtmusikanten vor Unserer Lieben Frauen Kirche im Anschnitt

    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!