Suggestions for Leisure Time


In case you have some free time before and/or after the conference, you might want to explore the city of Bremen.


Bremen has a lot to offer and here are some suggestions for you as regards sightseeing, places to eat near your hotel or in the city centre.


Please do not hesitate to contact us should you have any questions on these suggestions. We hope that you will enjoy your stay in Bremen!


Sightseeing

General information about the city of Bremen (guided tours in English, by bus or on foot):

https://www.bremen-tourism.de/


“Stattreisen” (website in German only, but tours offered also in English):

https://www.stattreisen-bremen.de/stadtfuehrungen.html


The Schnoor, Bremen’s oldest district in the city centre, is always worth a visit:

http://www.bremen-schnoor.de/index.php?id=235&L=1


The Böttcherstrasse, right next to the market square in the city centre, is for art lovers and tourists alike, it offers elaborate architecture, bars, museums, restaurants, café, bars and shops:

http://www.boettcherstrasse.de/?lang=en#intro


The Town Hall - RATHAUS 

Bremen's town hall is regarded as the jewel in the crown of the historical market square. The Upper Hall, where the city council used to convene, is the most magnificent ceremonial venue in Bremen. The model ships that hang from the ceiling bear witness to the importance of commerce and maritime trade for the city. Their miniature cannons can even be fired if the occasion demands. At the start of the 20th century, the grand old town hall was in need of an extension. Designed by architect Gabriel von Seidel, the modern building blends seamlessly with the medieval section to form a harmonious whole.

https://www.bremen-tourism.de/town-hall


Das VIERTEL 

Das Viertel (the quarter) is what locals call Bremen's Ostertor and Steintor districts. Just a few minutes' walk from the city centre, this is the most colourful and bohemian area of Bremen. Popular for kitsch entertainment and the arts, theatres and museums, it offers a cosmopolitan flair and diverse, offbeat nightlife. There are lots of bars, restaurants and pubs.

https://www.bremen-tourism.de/the-viertel-quarter

Outdoors

Weather permitting you could go on a river/harbour tour:

https://www.hal-oever.de/en/trips/harbour-sightseeing.html


Or take a stroll in the “Bürgerpark” which is close to the conference venue and hotels:

https://www.buergerpark.de/


A fun fair called “Freimarkt”, taking place from Oct. 19th – Nov. 4th, 2018, is located behind the railway station. Here you can find food stalls, try some German beer or go on a merry-go-round. It is popular with locals and tourist alike:

https://www.freimarkt.de/en/

Restaurants near the city centre 

In the Schnoor district you can also find lots of German and international restaurants, for example, the “Katzen Café”:

http://www.katzen-cafe.de/


Another restaurant in the Schnoor is “Kaiser Friedrich”, built around 1630, where you can sample some traditional Northern German Cuisine:

http://www.kaiserfriedrich.de/


Another typical Northern German Restaurant is “Schröter's Leib und Seele” situated in the Schnoor

http://www.schroeters-schnoor.de/


Restaurants along the river (Schlachte) can be found here:

http://www.schlachte.de/

Restaurants near your hotel

There are two restaurants in the Hotel Munte. One is an Italian restaurant and the other one a German/international restaurant with lots of different fish dishes:

https://www.hotel-munte.de/en/dining-and-wining/


One restaurant in the Hotel Atlantic Universum is called Campus Restaurant:

https://www.atlantic-hotels.de/en/hotel-universum/dining/


Another place close by is the “Haus am Walde”:

http://hausamwalde-bremen.de/


And also “Waldbühne” which is only for snacks and drinks but has unique interior decoration:

http://www.waldbuehne.com/#!/


Another nearby option is the restaurant “Meierei”, located in the Bürgerpark:

http://www.meiereibremen.de/