Things to do in Bremen

Our most recommended things to do in Bremen

Bremen: Walking Tour in German with Night Guard

1. Bremen: Walking Tour in German with Night Guard

Discover the dark streets of Bremen accompanied by a night guard carrying a lantern, horn and axe. But be careful to stay with your group since no one knows what might happen. Learn more about the city's exciting past on a walking tour. Find out more about historical misconducts and the long-gone times of Bremen, an old Hanseatic city. Listen to stories unknown to the ordinary citizen, as only the night guard checked the proper closing of doors and gates. Travel back in time and visit the Bremen Market Square and the Böttcherstraße up to the Schnoor while listening to the tales told by the night guard.

Bremen: Guided Tour of City Center

2. Bremen: Guided Tour of City Center

Wander through the market square, the heart of Bremen and one of the prettiest squares in Germany. Marvel at the UNESCO World Heritage listed town hall and the stone statue of Roland. Study the sculpture of the Bremen Town Musicians, made famous in a Brothers Grimm fairytale. Discover Böttcherstraße, a pedestrian alleyway bursting with tradition where the böttcher (coopers) used to make their barrels. Leading from the market square down to the Weser river, the most famous street in Bremen is an attraction in itself with historical red-brick buildings interspersed with modern Expressionist architecture. Take in the picturesque Schnoor quarter, the oldest part of Bremen. Wander through its rambling lanes, where fishermen, artisans and sailors once lived. Explore the cafés, taverns, top-notch restaurants and handicraft stores that now line the streets.

Tour of Bremen’s Underworld

3. Tour of Bremen’s Underworld

Join this tour through the underground of Bremen and enter premises accessed only ever by a few. Dare to look beneath the surface of Bremen. You have the choice of 2 different tours to explore the city's underworld. Saturday Tour: Your journey into the underworld of the Hanseatic city begins at the elephant statue. Descend into the crypt and learn interesting facts about its history and present-day use. Head to the only underground street in the city of Bremen. This was used for the underground supply of the surrounding shops and was unknown to the Bremen police for a long time. Cross the Bremen ramparts on the way to the Church of Our Lady, where at least 8 bunkers are located. In the Church of Our Lady, visit the crypt used as a tomb in the Middle Ages. Finally, the tour takes you into the scenic basement of the Bremen Theater. See all sorts of props and exciting technology here before making your way back from underground to the surface. Sunday Tour: Your journey begins at the ABC Hochbunker on Admiralstraße. Descend into the Hochbunker and discover the history of WWII air-raid shelters and the development of the bunker during the 20th century. Next, make your way to Bremen's freight yard. At the depot, you'll find the former banana ripening halls of the "fruit yard," where before WW1, inhabitants of Bremen could satisfy their cravings for exotic fruits. On your way to the next station at the Liebfrauenkirche (Church of Our Lady), cross the Bremen ramparts, where at least 8 underground bunkers are hidden. Visit an ground-level bunker at Theaterberg. At the Church of Our Lady, visit the crypt, used in the Middle Ages as a tomb. Learn more about the Übersee Museum and Bremen's only underground cobbled street. Finally, visit the old synagogue in Bremen's Schnoor neightborhood. Here you'll go down to the preserved cellar of the former synagogue, before returning above ground. From January 2017, the Sunday tour will take place in reverse order. The start point is the former synagogue in the Schnoor district. Group tours: The route for the group tour may change depending on the day and time and may include stops from both the Saturday and Sunday itinerary.

Bremen: 3-Hour Beck's Brewery Tour

4. Bremen: 3-Hour Beck's Brewery Tour

Learn about the art of brewing beer at the famous Beck's and Haake-Beck visitors center in Bremen on a 3-hour guided tour in German and English. Start with a visit to the brewery museum to discover the history of this famous brewery and its well-known brands. Then visit the raw material rooms and brew house. Continue to the malt silos and fermentation and storage tanks to see the process of beer production up close. Watch 2 different 10-minute films about beer making in the brewery's own cinema. You will then be invited to test 3 of the beers in the guest room. Soft drinks are available if you prefer.

Bremen City Bus Tour

5. Bremen City Bus Tour

Learn about Bremen and hear the highlights of its 1,200 years of history on an informative 1.5-hour tour. Explore the past and the present of the Free Hanseatic City of Bremen from the comfort of a luxury tour bus. Hear many fascinating stories from the guide along the way. This tour is a convenient way to see the city’s landmarks and monuments, and is informative and entertaining. See the statue of Roland, facing the cathedral in Market Square, and find out how old Roland is. Learn what the Bremen flag is called. Marvel at the 146-meter-high Fallturm drop tower at the University of Bremen.

BremenCARD

6. BremenCARD

Get the keys to the city of Bremen with a 1, 2 or 3-day BremenCARD. The ticket will allow you to explore the city at your own pace, without the worry of having to pay extra every time you use the buses, trams and regional trains. All local public transport in Bremen and Bremen-Nord is free of charge. The pass is available as an individual card or a two-person card.

Bremen: Old Town 2-Hour Tour with Costumed Performer

7. Bremen: Old Town 2-Hour Tour with Costumed Performer

Immerse yourself in the history and present day of the second oldest city republic in the world and meet eccentric originals and off-kilter oddballs. Discover Bremen and its inhabitants on this staged tour of the old town. Bremen makes a puzzling impression with a vanished river and a secret main street yet at the same time presents itself as a cosmopolitan city in tune with the times. On this tour, discover what Rockefeller has to do with the Bremen Cathedral, whether Roland squints, and why Bremen is both rich and poor at the same time. On this special tour you explore the town hall, Böttcherstraße, the Schlachte, and Schnoor with a performer as your guide, who will bring imaginary and real stories to life and create an emotional approach to themes and stories. Explore Bremen from Marktplatz to the documentation center Ostertorwache, formerly the most modern prison in Germany.

The Dark Side of Bremen: Killers and Criminals

8. The Dark Side of Bremen: Killers and Criminals

Discover the dark side of Bremen, off the beaten path of tourists, and learn all about the criminal activities that have happened in the city and become infamous throughout the country. Visit what was formerly the most modern prison in Germany, built in 1900, and see the criminal archives with your guide to discover more about the historic crimes, deadly murders and elaborate heists. Visit the sites of sentencings and executions and hear blood-curdling tales of all manner of misdeeds. Investigate the murder that wasn't, yet which still constituted a crime. Learn how explosive fire extinguishers can be and think like a criminal as you figure out the puzzling death of a burglar.

Bremen: Universum Science Center Entrance Ticket

9. Bremen: Universum Science Center Entrance Ticket

Step inside Universum Bremen and become a scientist and explorer for the day. Check out the numerous different exhibits that will help you to learn more about the human body, nature, and technology. There's also a special exhibition and outdoor area for you to explore. In the technology area, find out more about the workings of everyday objects such as toasters, electric toothbrushes, and mobile phones. Learn about the gearing mechanisms, electric motors, and the effect of signal transmission through the interactive exhibits. The human area will show you a new side of yourself and require you to use all of your senses. Test your communicative abilities and perception as you learn things about yourself and your body from a new perspective. Discover the natural world in the next section. Explore fascinating natural phenomena and learn more about why the world exists as it does. Why is grass green? Why are mountains pointed? What do polar lights and fireflies have in common? Find out the answers to these questions and more.

Bremen: Übersee Museum Entrance Ticket

10. Bremen: Übersee Museum Entrance Ticket

Explore the Übersee-Museum in Bremen with this entry ticket. Discover modern exhibitions which combine the topics of peoples, trade, and nature into a unified experience. Dive into the fascinating underwater world of Oceania, with its paradisiacal islands. Explore a coral reef, without getting your feet wet or discover an Asian rainforest by night. Get to know the pulsating mega cities or engage with the spiritual and traditional.  Explore the cradle of mankind or ancient Egypt in Africa with masterful animal dioramas and staging that lets you experience the unique natural landscapes of the continent. Head to the America zone to find out about the life of the indigenous population in North and Latin America or marvel at the Pre-Columbian golden treasure. During your tour, various stations invite you to to stay, relax, or try things out.  See presentations on Current topics such as “migration” or “climate change” in the “What makes the world go round” exhibition. Visit the “Übermaxx” exhibit to uncover treasures from all over the world 

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What people are saying about Bremen

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 3,058 reviews

bei diesem spiel läuft man zwar durch die gegend und sammelt orte um an mehr infos über den kriminalfall ranzukommen, aber um sehenswürdigkeiten oder historische fakten geht es nicht. das fanden wir super, denn so blieb es auch für unsere kids die ganze zeit interessant

I had a guided tour with Guido - he was absolutely amazing. Loved every moment of it.

It’s a great experience for anyone who loves beer, and specifically Beck’s.

Eine besondere Art etwas mehr über Bremen zu lernen.

Great overview of the city. Guide was knowledgeable.