Bremen - a city with many faces

At the pulsating heart of Northwest Germany lies the Free Hanseatic City of Bremen, home to the world-renowned "Bremen Town Musicians", gothic Bremer Marktplatz and the grand Statue of Roland. This multifaceted city, reaped in culture, tradition, history, high-tech achievements and scientific feats will unite for an exciting experience. Rediscovering Bremen has never been more fascinating with the strong 1,200-year-old hanseatic city offering a variety of spaces, from the leisurely Schlachte riverside promenade to the unique Universum Science Centre Bremen.

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Bremen is...

... central in the heart of Europe.

Comfortable flight connections to 50 international destinations, including Europe's major hubs (Paris, London, Amsterdam, Frankfurt and Munich), provide visitors a quick and easy access to Bremen International Airport. Read more.

… a leading high-tech location.

Bremen has particular expertise in healthcare & biotechnology, microsystem technologies, aviation & space travel, environmental technologies, food & beverages and the automotive industry. Many international companies and institutes have chosen Bremen as their location of operation. Read more.


… a city of - marine - science.

The scientific environment of Bremen is outstanding and diverse. Bremen University campus, with its strong marine science focus, includes the clusters Center for Marine Environmental Sciences (MARUM) and Bremen Marine Ecology (BreMarE). This is supplemented by several world-class marine research institutions such as the Max-Planck Institute for Marine Microbiology (MPI), the Alfred-Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research (AWI), and the Leibniz Center for Tropical Marine Research (ZMT), creating a multi-dimensional research hub. Many scientists from these institutions, and from a wide range of disciplines, are actively involved in coral-reef related work and act as members in the ICRS 2020 organisation committee.


… offering historical highlights.

Bremen‘s magnificent town hall (build 1405 - 1410) and distinct Roland statue have held UNESCO world heritage status since 2004. Together with St. Peter’s cathedral and the famous statue of the "Bremen Town Musicians" just a stone’s throw away the historic city center gives you a glance of long gone times.
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...full of life.

The "Breminale", a 5-day open air culture festival at the Osterdeich meadows, takes place every year during summer time, attracting roughly 200,000 visitors to its 7 stages. Following the motto "Culture for all" the Breminale festival is traditionally open to all visitors and admission is free. Read more.


... scenic.

The city is green but urban and accessible. The Maritime Mile in Vegesack with the Schulschiff Deutschland, Museumshaven, Schloss Schönebeck Museum and close by parks combines all of these aspects and gives you a great impression on the Hanseatic way of life. Read more.

... inviting you to join in.

Join the ICRS 2020 and experience the colourful facets of Bremen. Come and see how this 1,200-year-old hanseatic city on the river Weser combines past and present cultures, leisure and work, and art and science in a way that allows you to be a part of its history! Read more.