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.
Boom time in Bremen's city centre
Some examples of development projects completed in the city centre:
Projects planned over the next few years:
How the city is used
The state of Bremen covers 420 square kilometres and is home to around 670,000 people. Almost 22,000 companies provide more than 325,000 jobs. Below, we introduce some of the strong sectors that that make Bremen such an excellent business location.
Our city centre is evolving. Bremen is creating affordable and desirable residential areas, offices and retail space. The city is set to get a more modern look thanks to projects near the main train station, in new districts and right by the river.
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