Bremen has a long history as Hansaby and is welcoming with its cozy medieval center and pleasant atmosphere. It is good for the soul to spend a few hours in the city center, sit down in a sidewalk restaurant or visit the city’s many museums, bars or restaurants. But by all means don’t think that Bremen is an old-fashioned city. Here is a thriving business world, innovative cultural activities and residents who have a proud and conscious relationship both to their past and present.
Bremen regularly offers major sports attractions, and the whole city is proud of its great football team, Werder Bremen, where our own Rune Bratseth once ruled as captain. But most proud are the town’s inhabitants of the Beck’s beer brand, one of the world’s most famous beer brands and referred to as one of the best there is.
- Abbreviation: BRE
- Country: Germany
In winter, Bremen has great Christmas markets and if it is cold enough that the ice on Weser has settled, it should be possible to go ice skating on the river. As you understand, Bremen can be visited year-round. Just remember to bring clothes for the season.
Bremen does not have the largest sights in Europe, but the town hall is considered by many as one of the most beautiful in our continent, and is of course on UNESCO’s World Heritage list.
If you like to shop, see art, attend a festival or simply disconnect from the hustle and bustle of everyday life, then Bremen is not a bad choice at all. Bremen is a nice acquaintance, not too big or too small, with a short distance from Norway and prices that are not at all daunting.
Bremen – northern Germany’s second largest city.
|Religion||Roman Catholic (34%), Protestant (34%)|
|Currency||Euro. Most credit cards (Visa, Mastercard, Diners, AmEx) are accepted in most major locations, but some stores only accept German bank cards. ATMs are available almost everywhere.|
|Tips on restaurants||Around 10% is common if you are satisfied with the service.|
|Embassy||The Norwegian embassy in Germany is located in the capital Berlin. The address is Rauchstrasse 1. Tel: +49 (0) 30505050.
In Hamburg there is a Consulate General with telephone +49 (0) 40 3250 9160.
|Tourist||Findorffstrasse 105. Website|
|Telephone||+49 (to Germany)|
|Emergency||Police 110. Fire / Ambulance / Accidents 112|
|Electricity||220 volts, the same two-pin contact system as in Norway.|
|Holidays and Holidays||January 1st, Good Friday, 2nd Easter Day, May 1st, Ascension Day, 2nd Pentecost, October 3rd (National Day), 1st and 2nd Christmas Day.|
|Visa||Not required for Norwegians.|
|Vaccinations||No vaccines are required.|
|Water||Can be drunk from the tap, but bottled water is recommended|
|Nearest major cities||Hamburg, Hanover, Oldenburg, Osnabrück.|
|Safety||Slightly violent crime, but be aware of pickpockets in crowds.|
List of Bremen Acronyms
The most commonly used abbreviations about Bremen is BRE which stands for Bremen. In the following table, you can see all acronyms related to Bremen, including abbreviations for airport, city, school, port, government, and etc.