Should You Visit Bremen?

Is Bremen worth visiting?

Yes, Bremen offers many reasons for a visit. It's a city everyone should explore, and our experience here was wonderful. We didn't want to leave.

Whether you're a traveling as a family, a couple, or a backpacker, this city has a lot to offer. Any local will tell you what makes it special is the fantastic historical sights and spectacular museums.

Bremen is a beautiful, historic town that sits on the Weser River. It has a long running history in maritime trade and today it has beautiful architecture and many impressive landmarks, particularly around the famous Marktplatz.

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6 Reasons to Visit Bremen

1. Historical Sights

The old town is beautiful with its charming streets and beautiful buildings. There's a main market square which is filled with many landmarks and tourist sights.

2. Museums

Many of the city's landmarks are located around the famous Marktplatz. You can tour the Bremen Town Hall or wander around the Medieval Schnoor Quarter. Also make sure you check out the Cathedral of St. Peter.

3. Nightlife

There's a variety of evening activities including cocktail bars, trendy clubs, and fine dining restaurants. Head to the Viertel District for some of the most lively clubs.

4. Shopping

The city offers a mix of historic shopping areas and large shopping malls. Some of the biggest shopping malls include Karstadt Bremen, Lloyd Passage, and Weserpark.

5. Food

The food is hearty and filling with many meat heavy dishes. Vegetarians may struggle to find local options. Traditional regional dishes include Kohl und Pinkel (kale and sausage), Labskaus (meat and stew), and fried smelt.

6. Authenticity

Bremen has an authentic vibe where you can experience local culture, cuisine, and activities without the large tourist crowds of other popular destinations.




Is Bremen worth visiting in the Summer?

Summer is the high season for travel in Bremen, so expect more visitors and higher prices. This destination is fairly touristy, and in the high season it's busier than usual.

You'll find the weather to be very nice here during summer with average temperatures around 17°C (63°F).

You'll also find it quite easy to get around on foot, because this is a very walkable city, especially in the nice weather. You'll find plenty to do during summer, as you'll be able to spend time at the museums, browse around the old town, and grab some drinks at a bar.


Summer Weather in Bremen
Avg Temp
(°C/°F)
Avg Rain
(mm/inches)
July 17°C (63°F) 69 mm (2.7 in)
August 17°C (63°F) 68 mm (2.7 in)
September 14°C (57°F) 57 mm (2.2 in)

Is Bremen worth visiting in the Autumn?

This is the shoulder season for travel in Bremen. This destination is somewhat busy with tourists, but in the shoulder season you'll find less crowds and better deals.

The weather in Bremen can be quite cold during autumn, and averages around 10°C (50°F). But be prepared for much lower temperatures, too.

Autumn is a great time of year to explore the numerous museums and landmarks around town. They are fun for the whole family as well great for couples. Soaking up that old town charm in the autumn is one of the favorite activities of visitors. The quaint scenery combined with the weather this time of year is quite nice. During this season it's fun to experience the beautiful scenery, the historic old town, and the museums and landmarks.


Autumn Weather in Bremen
Avg Temp
(°C/°F)
Avg Rain
(mm/inches)
October 10°C (50°F) 55 mm (2.2 in)
November 5°C (41°F) 60 mm (2.4 in)
December 2°C (36°F) 60 mm (2.4 in)

Is Bremen worth visiting in the Winter?

The weather in Bremen can be quite cold during winter, and averages around 1°C (33°F). But be prepared for much lower temperatures, too.

The low season for travel in Bremen is during the winter. This destination is fairly touristy, but in the low season you can find fewer crowds and better deals.

You'll like that you can take public transit easily in the winter, too. You can get around quickly while avoiding bad weather if needed. This is a great time of year to wander through the museums, sample the delicious cuisine, and admire the historic sights. Also, you'll be able to enjoy the evening activities.


Winter Weather in Bremen
Avg Temp
(°C/°F)
Avg Rain
(mm/inches)
January 1°C (33°F) 56 mm (2.2 in)
February 1°C (35°F) 40 mm (1.6 in)
March 4°C (40°F) 49 mm (1.9 in)

Is Bremen worth visiting in the Spring?

Spring is the shoulder season for travel in Bremen. This destination is somewhat busy with tourists, but in the shoulder season you'll find less crowds and better deals.

The weather in Bremen can be quite cold during spring, and averages around 8°C (46°F). But be prepared for much lower temperatures, too.

The scenery of the town this time of year is absolutely beautiful. Admire the gardens, parks, and fantastic architecture, too. Soaking up that old town charm in the spring is one of the favorite activities of visitors. The quaint scenery combined with the weather this time of year is quite nice. You'll find plenty to do during spring, as you'll be able to find the best deals at the shops, browse through museums, and admire the wonderful scenery. Also, you can experience the historic old town and the nightlife.


Spring Weather in Bremen
Avg Temp
(°C/°F)
Avg Rain
(mm/inches)
April 8°C (46°F) 49 mm (1.9 in)
May 13°C (55°F) 63 mm (2.5 in)
June 16°C (60°F) 70 mm (2.7 in)

Related

What is Bremen most famous for?

Bremen is most famous for its beautiful historic center and its role as a cultural hub in Germany. The city is very popular for its historical sights. Also, it's known for museums, nightlife, and shopping. Many people love the food, too. It is often described as historic, beautiful, colorful, and lively.


What is the most famous sight in Bremen?

The most popular sight in Bremen is The Historic Marktplatz. You can see prices and costs for this and other sights in Bremen on our travel costs page.

Or, see tickets, activities, and tours for The Historic Marktplatz and other attractions here.

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How touristy is Bremen? Is it a popular city to visit?

Bremen is more popular with local tourists than with international visitors. Here are some of the most popular activities and tours. (Prices in US Dollars)


    • Bremen Private Walking Tour With A Professional Guide: $224
    • Bremen Schnoor Area Tour: $24
    • Bremen Like a Local: Customized Private Tour: $53
    • Bremen : Private Walking Tour With A Tour Guide ( Private Tour ): $52
    • English Self-guided Audio Tour with Quizzes on your Phone: $6.62
    • Bremen City Exploration Private Game and Tour on your Phone: $7.74
    • Guided Historical Walking Tour in Bremen: $11
    • Bremen Christmas Market Tour With A Professional Guide: $199

    How long should I spend in Bremen?

    The ideal length of time for a trip to Bremen is two to four days. Since Bremen has a variety of activities such as historical sights, most people need this much time to see and do everything here.

    If you have a specific amount of time for your trip, see our advice about how much time to spend here: Should I spend 1, 2, or 3 days in Bremen? and Should I spend 3, 4, or 5 days in Bremen?.