Bremen is one of Germany’s largest ports and maritime trade centers and the capital of the federal state of Bremen. The federal state of Bremen consists of the cities of Bremen and Bremerhaven, which are separated by Lower Saxony. The two cities have around 650,000 inhabitants, 550,000 of whom live in Bremen. With this population, the state is the smallest in Germany, but the capital Bremen is the tenth largest city in Germany. The city’s economy is characterized by shipyards, steel mills, oil refineries, the renewable energy industry, aerospace, automotive, textile, coffee roasters and breweries. Bremen is home to world-class brands such as Mercedes-Benz, Airbus Defense & Space, BLG Logistics, Hachez and many international companies such as Mondelez, Kellog, Bruker Daltronic and Thermo Fisher.
As I mentioned in my previous article “Why Germany“, this was my first visit to Germany. Although I had already visited many tourist cities across Europe, my first impressions were surprisingly good. I was impressed to see such a calm and relaxed city, with architecture so beautiful that it was unlike the touristic cities of Europe, despite the presence of so many places and places to visit. Later I realized that almost everywhere in Germany is like this.
Bremen is a fairy tale city that we know from the famous fairy tale of the Brothers Grimm (The Bremen Musicians). (Although I am not sure if today’s children know this fairy tale. Have the fairy tales gotten old or have we gotten old ?? ) The city is like something out of a fairy tale. Some of us know the city because of its famous soccer team Werder Bremen.
If you like cycling, this is the place for you. Because almost everything in the city can only be done by bicycle. Even if you want to get out of the city, you will find yourself on an extensive network of bicycle paths. Worpswede, the famous artists’ village for art exhibitions, can also be reached by bike, car or bus. Bremen is only about 70 kilometers from the sea, but don’t forget that the city has a very large harbor on the river Weser, next to which the city is built.
Bremen has been a university town since 1970. In addition to the University of Bremen in the northeast of the city, the Bremen University of Applied Sciences, the University of Fine Arts and several private universities offer very niche bachelor and master programs. The university has grown to an important size with around 23,000 students and almost 2,000 scientists. Around 8,500 students study for their Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees at the Bremen University of Applied Sciences every year.
LIFE IN BREMEN
Compared to its neighbor Hamburg, it is much cheaper to live in Bremen. Bremen has 12 modern dormitory complexes with 1,922 places offered by studierendenwerk and 106 in Bremerhaven. Shared student apartments are also common, most of them prefer to live in Neustadt or near the university in Horn because of the ease of transportation. When I looked for apartments around Horn, you could find a studio apartment for 450-550 Euros. If you want to look for relatively cheap places, you can look at the Walle area, which is a bit far but has easy transportation connections. The Ostertor / Steintor areas, which are close to activities, are a popular residential area for students who like to go out, but you need more than luck to find an affordable apartment here.
BREMEN BY THE NUMBERS
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