Innovation by tradition – breaking new ground has always been Bremen's forte. This is a place where history is lived and the future is shaped; where Hanseatic heritage, tradition, cutting-edge technology, science and space travel are brought together to create a new and innovative whole. The city also endeavours to maintain close links between science and the local community.
"Tell me and I'll forget. Show me and I'll remember. Involve me and I'll understand."
But Bremen does not just impart scientific knowledge, it also puts it into practice. The city on the Weser river has been an outstanding centre of science for over 90 years. From shipbuilding and aircraft construction to space stations and rocket stages, the city has cemented its reputation as a home of high-tech industry. The EADS Astrium , for example, offers an insight into the latest research and development for the space programme. EADS Astrium is a working site too: visitors can watch parts being integrated into Ariane 5 rockets and the Automated Transfer Vehicle or ATV.
As a frontrunner in the integration of science and business Bremen was named Germany's first 'City of Science' in 2005. This led to the opening of the House of Science , which offers exciting insights into the work of universities and research institutes.
But Bremen also has much to offer visitors beyond its scientific institutions. Trade fairs, concerts, sporting events and more: ÖVB Arena and the city's six other exhibition halls provide the perfect setting for any occasion. Europe's biggest 6-day cycle race, the Bremen Classic Motorshow and the Music Show of the Nations are other annual favourites.
Bremen is an accessible city with smart directional signing. Information plaques take visitors to key attractions in the entire city centre. Please find here a map of Bremen.
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