The city centre is the beating heart of Bremen – the place that shapes its identity. It is the city's most important location for business and the focal point of Bremen's retail sector.
The development that is currently under way in and around the historical centre is very fast-moving and unparalleled within Europe. The prime locations around the city's World Heritage sites, which attract a great many visitors, are of much interest to project developers and investors, attesting to the major appeal of Bremen city centre. Numerous new buildings have sprung up in central locations, and some large-scale projects are currently in the planning phase.