Bremen is characterized by 1,200 years of cosmopolitanism
The old trading town with its historic centre around the market square exudes the flair of a young city. Look forward to Bremen's sights. There is a lot to discover! In no other city in Germany with more than 500,000 inhabitants do more people cycle than in Bremen. The people of Bremen love their bikes! Cycling is not just everyday life in this country, but part of the special way of life. So take your bike and ride through and experience the city! The magnificent town hall in the Weser Renaissance style and the venerable figure of Roland on the historic market square remain unmistakable. They have embodied the citizens' desire for independence since 1404. The town hall and Roland are protected by UNESCO as a unique world heritage site, but the Schnoor - Bremen's oldest district -, the unusual architecture of the traditional Böttcherstrasse and the Bremen Cathedral are also unparalleled. Bremen and Bremerhaven together form the second largest seaport in Germany. The focus in the Bremen ports is particularly on car transshipment. The entire length of the Weser river, which characterizes the landscape, is a federal waterway and is predominantly heavily fortified on its banks within the Free Hanseatic City of Bremen. The tides in the North Sea influence the water level in the Weser, partly also the local weather conditions, and shape the fauna and flora in the state of Bremen. In the Free Hanseatic City of Bremen there are several ferry connections across the Weser. Natural areas can be found primarily along the Wümme, Lesum, Ochtum and Geeste rivers with protected marsh meadows and oxbow lakes. The marsh and geest areas are used for agriculture and serve as local recreation areas for the city population.
After the interesting lectures by the mayor of the city of Bremen and the consul of the Republic of Turkey on the occasion of Turkey's 90th birthday in the historic hall of the Bremen town hall the evening before, we wanted to take advantage of the wonderful autumn weather to go on a harbour tour with our hostess Laura.
Once again being guests in Bremen we went out for a long walk along the Weser due to late autumn sunny weather, this time we first took the tram to the Weser Weir and the great Weser lock on Hastedter Osterdeich.
Once again, we were visiting Laura and Jan, so we had the opportunity to explore the unknown and interesting terrain in the area around Bremen again, which was to lead us to the nature reserve Ochtumniederung.
Despite sometimes dark, but quickly passing clouds, we used the next day for a lengthy walk along the Weser River before it was to cross the bridge on the way to the market square and the dome of Bremen.
Our motivation to the open air together with the interest in the visit of a flea market had forced us to go out, so we walked through the already described row houses in the direction of flea market near the Bremen airport together with Laura.