Shopping in Bremen
Bremen is a compact city and it is easy for happy tourists to reach just
about what is in store in the city looking for trendy clothes, antiques or
bargains. Of course, Bremen cannot compete against metropolises such as Paris,
Milan or London when it comes to department stores, shopping malls and specialty
shops, but the selection is by no means bad and significantly better than many
other cities of similar size.
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The area around the market square and the town hall in the center offers many
shops and of course markets. Bremen's most famous and most visited shopping
streets are Sögestrasse and Obernstrasse.
Sögestrasse is known for its fashion boutiques. But if you are looking for the
really trendy and expensive, then you should know that these stores are gathered
around Fedelhören, where you will also find antique shops and
The Schnoor district is more than great 16th century
architecture. Here you will find specialty shops selling handicraft products,
jewelery, food and much more. Schnoor is a popular place for shopping for both
tourists and Bremen's own inhabitants. Schnoor also offers galleries and
patisseries. It is nice to know that many of Schnoor's shops and galleries are
open on Sundays, normally between 1100 and 1600 in the period April through
December. And if you are looking for souvenirs this is the area to visit.
To many, the Ostertor district east of Am Wall is also a
popular place to shop.
Shopping centers in Bremen
There are several major shopping malls and department stores in Bremen. We
have made a small selection of the most popular. A large and renowned shopping
center is the Huchting Roland Center. This is located in Alter
Bremen's largest center is the Weserpark shopping center and
you can find this at Hans-Bredow-Straße 19. The Weserpark Center is usually open
until 2000 every day and is in fact one of Germany 's largest shopping centers.
Another very popular department store is the Karstadt Warenhaus
located in Obernstrasse 5.
Shop under the roof of Bremen or visit flea markets?
Lloyd Passage in the Große Hundestraße / Kreyenstraße offers
a number of exciting shops under the roof. And you will definitely want to visit
the Domshof Pass, which offers miles of
shopping opportunities under glass roofs. There are many great and expensive
Remember to visit the Weserflohmarkt, which is a flea market
by the river. You can find the flea market at Schlachte and the Weser promenade
on Saturdays, while on Sundays you can find the Burgerweide. Normally open from
1000 to 1600. There are often hundreds of sales stalls with all kinds of
rarities in addition to the usual of clothing and furniture in these flea
Souvenirs in Bremen
The residents of Bremen love beer and sweets. Why not buy Kluten,
a local sweets, with you home from Bremen? The cloth is small peppermint seals.
Near the town hall you will find a traditional candy shop called Hachez
which has a large selection of Cloth and other sweets.
Bremen is a large maritime city and Antikitaten B&M in the
street Fedelhorn 19 sells ship antiques. Make sure the price is in line with the
product before you strike. Anyway, this is an exciting store to visit, even if
you're only there to take a look.
Itinerary's outlet tips in Bremen
The Factory Outlet Center is located in Bremer Strasse in
Bremen Brinkum. Here it is open Monday to Friday from 0900 to 2000 and on
Saturdays 0900 to 1200. You will find brand clothing from Tommy Hilfiger, Nike,
Adidas, Mexx and several others at greatly reduced prices.
Generally about shopping in Bremen
The shops in Bremen are usually open between 0900 and 1900/2000, Mondays to
Saturdays. Some major centers and magazines, as well as specialty shops, are
also open Sundays.
Eating in Bremen
You who love food and nightlife have something to look forward to in Bremen.
After all, the city is a great university town with all that it entails. Tough
competition provides high quality, breadth of selection and reasonable prices.
And as in almost all German cities, you'll find plenty of cozy cafes and beer
bars where locals eat their food and have a beer or five. Try one of the cafés
and eateries in and around Schlachte. Slaughter is popular both
among the Bremen residents themselves and visitors.
The Schnoor district is known for slightly more expensive
eateries. If you are looking for a little more exclusive, you are here.
Otherwise, there are restaurants scattered around the city, but most are along
the river and in the downtown core.
Featured dining options in Bremen
We have selected some restaurants with good feedback in Bremen:
Kiefert in Unserer Lieben Frauen Kirchhof 27 is one of the
best and most enjoyable food places in Bremen without it being said to be a
traditional restaurant. What is it? Yes, a place where you eat the most aretic
German there is, a Bratwurst. Kiefert is located just off St. Peter's Cathedral
and has the best sausages in town. Feel free to buy a Hausmacher, a home-made
potato salad, as an accessory for your Bratwürst.
There are many Turkish immigrants in Germany and it naturally influences the
restaurant life. Try the very popular Tendüre in
Bürgermeister-Schmidt-Strasse 82. Hair gives you delicious Turkish food. Tendüre
is open from 1200 to 1500 and 1800 to 2400 every day. (Read about Turkey )
A reasonably priced restaurant alternative is Rotkäppchen,
located in Am Dobben 97. This bistro-like restaurant has both a chef and waiters
who give of themselves and create a pleasant evening for their guests. And don't
close it until 01:00 either.
If you want to eat more exclusively go to the Bestial restaurant
in Schwachhauser Heerstrasse 280. Here you have plenty to choose from, from the
simplest such as piazza, to gourmet-class dishes. The dishes cost from about NOK
40 to NOK 250.
Nightlife in Bremen
The nightlife of Bremen is lively and many seek out the old traditional beer
halls. After all, you are visiting Becks hometown! The beer halls are buzzing
with life, where both women and men, young and old alike, crash down large
glasses of beer as the most natural thing in life. The atmosphere is always
homely and pleasant. A tip might be Paulaner's on Schlachte 30
at the riverbank in Old Town. Both interior and atmosphere are in the
traditional German beer hall style.
For the later night we can recommend the La Habana, Sinatra's, Rembertiring
and Liffass bars at Osterstorsteinweg. Bremen also has plenty
of music scenes for all types of music and nightclubs and bars for those who
want to find their own favorite place.