Located in north-western Germany, Bremen is widely considered to be a cultural and economic hub in the north of the country. Despite its working class image, the picturesque city of Bremen sits on the peaceful River Weser which flows from the North Sea. Thanks to its relatively coastal position, Bremen enjoys an oceanic climate with moderate temperatures during the summer and a slightly warmer winter climate than the rest of Germany.
Flying into Bremen Airport is a breeze. After landing and clearing immigration and customs, you'll find the car rental hub in Terminal 3. From here, it's easy to pinpoint your car hire company, grab the keys and start your German adventure.
You’ll find yourself spoilt for choice with 8 car rental companies operating out of Bremen Airport including Hertz, Avis, Europcar, Enterprise, SIXT, Alamo, Budget and Keddy providing a wide range of options to select from. All these brands can be found, compared and booked for free with DriveNow locking in a better deal before you travel and avoiding the uncertainty of a walk-up booking on arrival.
Supporting a population of just over half a million, Bremen Airport is less than 4 kilometres southwest of the city - the closest international airport to any CBD in Germany. The modern terminals service more than 20 countries across Europe and North Africa with flights arriving from at least 50 destinations. As such, Bremen Airport is busy, but definitely a location where it pays to look around.
One outstanding feature of the airport is Bremen Hall - a celebration of the many achievements in Bremen's aviation and aerospace. You certainly won't see any AirBus or Boeing in here! The hall houses a number of old planes including the Junkers W33 Bremen - D1167, which was the first of its kind to fly from Europe to North America in 1928. If you have a couple of hours’ spare in Bremen Airport, take a step back in time.
While Bremen is a superb city in its own right, it's important to mention how close the centre is to other regional destinations. Only a couple of hours west, you could be enjoying Dutch hospitality, and by heading east you are well on your way to Denmark. However, if you decide to stay around this Hanseatic city, you are in for a real treat.
Never heard of Hanseatic? Don't worry - we'll fill you in. Between the 14th and 17th centuries, the Hanseatic League was a group of merchant guilds that dominated Northern Europe. As well as supporting the local economy, the Hanseatic League heavily influenced Bremen's architecture, structure and culture - much of which can still be seen today.
As mentioned above, Bremen is in the heart of northern Germany. Once you have enjoyed central city locations such as the Roland statue, St. Peter's Cathedral, Town Hall and the Schnoor quarter, it might be time to escape into the wider region. Here are a few places of note.
Bremerhaven - Situated north of Bremen, the seaport of Bremerhaven is the perfect stop for a sea breeze. Call into one of the local seafood restaurants to enjoy a beautiful fresh dish or take a look around the German Maritime Museum - the options are endless.
Hude - Between Bremen and Oldenburg sits the quaint town of Hude. Away from the hustle and bustle of modern Germany, Hude offers fantastic walks around moorland, woodland and sandy heathland. Make sure you visit the ruins of the Cistercian abbey built in the 13th century for a real taste of history.
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