The port city of Bremen, Germany is located in the northwest of the country, situated along the river Weser and approximately 60 km south of the North Sea. This area was originally charted by geographer Claudius Ptolemaeus in 150 AD and originally known as Fabiranum.
The majority of the sights in Bremen can be found in the Old Town (also known as Altstadt). This oval area is surrounded by the Weser River on the southwest side and the Wallgraben ( the former moats of the medieval city walls) on the northeast side. The market square is dominated by the opulent Town Hall. Although originally erected in gothic style in 1410, a Renaissance style fa ade was added 2 centuries later. Today, the Town Hall hosts a restaurant in original d cor and is home to twelve of the oldest wines in the world, stored in their original barrels in the Apostel chamber.
To enjoy Bremen from a different viewpoint (and give your feet a rest), why not take a river cruise? There are several companies that lead tours down the Weser, taking you right through the centre of Bremen. This is an enjoyable way to see the surrounding city and enjoy the great river Weser.