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.
Bremen is situated in Northern Germany and easy to access via direct flight connections to all major European hubs, incl. Amsterdam, London, Paris, Zurich, Frankfurt and Munich. From Bremen Airport you can reach the city center in just 12 minutes by tram. Read more.
Bremen is home to numerous international companies, organisations and institutes with expertise in healthcare & biotechnology, aviation & aerospace, environmental technologies, food & beverages and the automotive industry. Read more.
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, the Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research and the Leibniz Centre for Tropical Marine Research, creating a multi-dimensional research hub. Many scientists from these institutions are actively involved in coral-reef related work and act as members in the ICRS 2020 organisation committee.
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.
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.
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.
Join ICRS 2020 and experience the colourful facets of Bremen. Come and see how this 1,200-year-old Hanseatic city at 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.