Bremen is … scenic
From meadows and parks to water – Bremen is a city that's close to nature
Flowing through the heart of Bremen is the Weser river: an old trading route that was the driving force behind the city's emergence as a proud Hanseatic centre. The close proximity to the river and unspoilt countryside plays a big part in the lives of the locals. They spend evenings relaxing along the Schlachte Embankment or Sundays cycling through the neighbouring Blockland region. They go jogging in the Bürgerpark or travel by riverboat to watch Werder Bremen play football at the Weser Stadium. Bremen's seafaring traditions are still alive and well today and contribute much to the city's unique appeal. The Schlachte Embankment along the Weser river is a magnet for locals and tourists alike and is the liveliest part of the city, especially when the sun is out. Other places of interest by the water include the fast-growing Überseestadt district, where Bremen's former docklands are being redeveloped, and the northern district of Vegesack with its 'maritime mile'. Bremen is also a city of green. And not only because green is the colour of Werder Bremen football club and the Beck's brewery. The city is home to a whole host of idyllic parks, enchanting gardens and lush green spaces. The Blockland region, which borders Bürgerpark and the Stadtwald forest to the north, is a great choice for days out. There are cows grazing, fields as far as the eye can see, and idyllic inns and traditional farms along the dykes.