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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

Some examples of development projects completed in the city centre:

  • New Bremer Landesbank building (2016)
  • Refurbishment of the Bremische Volksbank (2016)
  • Refurbishment and redesign of the former Bremer Bank

Projects planned over the next few years:

  • Development of new commercial buildings and retail space
  • Expansion of the range of hotels
  • Major redevelopment project in prime location
  • New commercial development on the train station plaza, made up of two new buildings offering approx. 30,000m² for retail outlets, offices and a hotel


  • 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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