Bremen travel guide

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You're Going to Love Bremen

With a population of 546.501, Bremen is the largest city in Bremen, Germany by the number of inhabitants.

Where to Eat in Bremen

Mitte is the neighbourhood with the most restaurants in Bremen. These include popular favourites such as Schüttinger Gasthausbrauerei (Hinter dem Schütting 12-13), Bremer Ratskeller (Am Markt) and Friesenhof Bremen (Hinter dem Schütting 12-13). If you’re looking for affordable options, Vai Vai Bremen (Am Weser Terminal 10) and La Cabane (Oberneulander Landstraße 103) are great picks.

When to visit Bremen

Bremen in January
Estimated hotel price
1 night at 3-star hotel
Bremen in January
Estimated hotel price
1 night at 3-star hotel

Looking for warm weather? Then head to Bremen in August, when the average temperature is 17 °C, and the highest can go up to 21 °C. The coldest month, on the other hand, is January, when it can get as cold as -1 °C, with an average temperature of 1 °C. You’re likely to see more rain in July, when precipitation is around 80 mm. In contrast, February is usually the driest month of the year in Bremen, with an average rainfall of 40 mm.

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How to Get to Bremen


When flying to Bremen, you’ll arrive at Bremen Airport (BRE), which is located 3 km from the city centre. The shortest flight to Bremen from New Zealand departs from Auckland and takes around 35h 30m.


Deutsche Bahn is the most popular train carrier serving Bremen, followed by ÖBB. The train journey from Bremen to Berlin takes 3h 36m and costs around $106 for a one-way ticket. When coming by train from Hamburg, expect to pay about $96 for a 4h 00m trip. Located 1.0 km from the city centre, Bremen Hauptbahnhof is the busiest station in Bremen. Another popular train station is Bremen Hemelingen, located 6 km from the centre.


Another option to get to Bremen is to pick up a car hire from Düsseldorf, which is about 247 km from Bremen. You’ll find branches of Wheego and Dollar, among others, in Düsseldorf.


Several bus lines operate bus routes to Bremen, including FlixBus, BlaBlaBus and Regiojet. From Hamburg, the bus ride to Bremen takes 145 km and will cost you around $27. From Hannover, the ticket costs about $18 for a journey of 153 km.

Airports near Bremen

Airlines serving Bremen

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British Airways
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Air France
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Austrian Airlines
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Air Canada
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Etihad Airways
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Where to stay in Bremen

From 5-star hotels such as the Dorint Park Hotel Bremen to great affordable options like the Motel One Bremen, Bremen offers a range of accommodations for every taste. Average rates range from around $128 per night for a double room in a 3-star hotel to $280 and up for a 5-star experience. If you’re on a budget, well-reviewed accommodations include Ibis Bremen City and B&B Hotel Bremen-City. There are also lots of holiday rental options in Bremen, with prices from $44 to $1,946 per night. Mitte is the neighbourhood with the highest amount of rentals to choose from. On average, holiday rentals in Bremen are about 22% cheaper than a hotel room in the city.

Where to stay in popular areas of Bremen

Most booked hotels in Bremen

H+ Hotel Bremen
Excellent (8.5, Excellent reviews)
Steigenberger Hotel Bremen
Excellent (8.5, Excellent reviews)
Prizeotel Bremen-City
Excellent (8.1, Excellent reviews)
Maritim Hotel Bremen
Excellent (8, Excellent reviews)

Hiring a car in Bremen

Expect to pay $3.39 per litre in Bremen (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your car hire, filling up the tank will cost between $40.67 and $54.23. The most frequently booked car type in Bremen is Economy (Opel Crossland X or similar). If you’re looking to save money, though, keep in mind that Full-size car hire (BMW 3 Series Touring or similar) is, on average, 40% cheaper than other car hire types in the city.