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Bremen city centre

An economic hub in north-west Germany

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.

Key data

  • Centre of the north-west metropolitan region
  • Within easy reach for 1.5 million people
  • Around 80,000 jobs and 6,000 businesses in the wider city centre
  • High rental stability in prime locations

Boom time in Bremen's city centre

Bremen to be new (German website)

Some examples of development projects completed in the city centre:

  • Extension of the Atlantik Grand Hotel
  • City Gate at Bremen railway station
  • August-Kühne-Haus, headquarters at the Wilhelm-Kaisen-Brücke bridge

    Projects planned over the next few years:

    • Jacobs-Hof / Balgequartier: five-storey new building in 1a location + redesign of further historic buildings
    • Weser Höfe: a sustainable combination of residential project and office location on 14,000 m² of land
    • Lloydhof: refurbishment of around 16,000 m² of usable floor space, an urban mix of residential, office, retail and gastronomy space
    • Wallkontor: modern commercial building with a total of 5,500 m² of commercial space for retail and offices


    • Attractive and growing retail location
    • Modern office space and other service buildings
    • Within easy reach of internationally connected Bremen City Airport
    • Wide range of restaurants and cafés right on the Weser river
    • Historical city centre
    • Growing market for city break tourism
    • UNESCO World Cultural Heritage town hall and Roland statue

    How the city is used

    • Seat of government and regional administration
    • Retail businesses
    • Service providers
    • Hotels, cafés and restaurants
    • Entertainment
    • Leisure
    • Riverside city

    Transport links

    • Main train station in city centre
    • 10 minutes to Bremen Airport
    • Direct connection to the Autobahn road network (A27, A1 and A281)

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