Bremen
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Location of Bremen
Bremen is located in Germany
Bremen
Bremen
Bremen is located in Bremen
Bremen
Bremen
Coordinates: 53°5′N 8°48′E / 53.083°N 8.800°E / 53.083; 8.800Coordinates: 53°5′N 8°48′E / 53.083°N 8.800°E / 53.083; 8.800
CountryGermany
StateBremen
Subdivisions5 boroughs, 19 districts, 88 subdistricts
Government
 • MayorAndreas Bovenschulte (SPD)
 • Governing partiesSPD / Greens / Left
Area
 • City326.73 km2 (126.15 sq mi)
 • Metro
11,627 km2 (4,489 sq mi)
Elevation
12 m (39 ft)
Population
 (2020-12-31)[1]
 • City566,573
 • Density1,700/km2 (4,500/sq mi)
 • Metro
2,400,000
Demonym(s)Bremer (m), Bremerin (f)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
Postal codes
28001–28779
Dialling codes0421
Vehicle registrationHB (with 1 to 2 letters and 1 to 4 digits)[2]
WebsiteBremen online

Bremen (Low German also: Breem or Bräm), officially the City Municipality of Bremen (German: Stadtgemeinde Bremen, IPA: [ˈʃtatɡəˌmaɪndə ˈbʁeːmən] (listen)), is the capital of the German state Free Hanseatic City of Bremen (Freie Hansestadt Bremen), a two-city-state consisting of the cities of Bremen and Bremerhaven. With about 570,000 inhabitants, the Hanseatic city is the 11th largest city of Germany and the second largest city in Northern Germany after Hamburg.

Bremen is the largest city on the River Weser, the longest river flowing entirely in Germany, lying some 60 km (37 mi) upstream from its mouth into the North Sea, and is surrounded by the state of Lower Saxony. A commercial and industrial city, Bremen is, together with Oldenburg and Bremerhaven, part of the Bremen/Oldenburg Metropolitan Region, with 2.5 million people. Bremen is contiguous with the Lower Saxon towns of Delmenhorst, Stuhr, Achim, Weyhe, Schwanewede and Lilienthal. There is an exclave of Bremen in Bremerhaven, the "Citybremian Overseas Port Area Bremerhaven" (Stadtbremisches Überseehafengebiet Bremerhaven). Bremen is the fourth largest city in the Low German dialect area after Hamburg, Dortmund and Essen.

Bremen's port, together with the port of Bremerhaven at the mouth of the Weser, is the second largest port in Germany after the Port of Hamburg. The airport of Bremen (Flughafen Bremen "Hans Koschnick") lies in the southern borough of Neustadt-Neuenland and is Germany's 12th busiest airport.

Bremen is a major cultural and economic hub of Northern Germany. The city is home to dozens of historical galleries and museums, ranging from historical sculptures to major art museums, such as the Bremen Overseas Museum (Übersee-Museum Bremen).[3] The Bremen City Hall and the Bremen Roland are UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Bremen is well known through the Brothers Grimm's fairy tale "Town Musicians of Bremen" (Die Bremer Stadtmusikanten), and there is a statue dedicated to it in front of the city hall.

Bremen has a reputation as a working-class city.[4] The city is home to many multinational companies and manufacturing centers. Companies headquartered in Bremen include the Hachez chocolate company and Vector Foiltec.[5] Bremen's best known football club is Bundesliga club SV Werder Bremen, who play in the Weser Stadium (Weserstadion) that sits directly on the bank of the Weser.

History

Main articles: History of Bremen (city) and Timeline of Bremen

For most of its 1,200 year history, Bremen was an independent city within the confederal jurisdiction of Germany's Holy Roman Empire. Its governing merchants and guilds were at the centre of the Hanseatic League that sought to monopolise the North Sea and Baltic Sea trade. To enlarge and confirm its independence, the city had, until the Reformation, to contend with the temporal power of the Church, and after the Thirty Years War with Sweden, the masters of the surrounding Duchy of Bremen-Verden.

In the late nineteenth century, Bremen was drawn by Prussia into the German Empire. With its new sea anchorage and wharves at Bremerhaven, it was the principal port of embarkation for German and central European emigrants to the Americas, and an entrepôt for Germany's late developing colonial trade. The Norddeutscher Lloyd (NDL), founded in Bremen in 1857, became one of the world's leading shipping companies.

In the twentieth century, Bremen, a broadly liberal and social-democratic city, lost its autonomy under the Hitler regime. After World War Two, in which almost two thirds of the city's fabric was destroyed, this was restored. Bremen became one of the founding Bundesländer (or states) of the German Federal Republic.

Geography

View from the Stephanibrücke towards the city centre and cathedral
View from the Stephanibrücke towards the city centre and cathedral

Bremen lies on both sides of the River Weser, about 60 kilometres (37 miles) upstream of its estuary on the North Sea and its transition to the Outer Weser by Bremerhaven. Opposite Bremen's Altstadt is the point where the "Middle Weser" becomes the "Lower Weser" and, from the area of Bremen's port, the river has been made navigable to ocean-going vessels. The region on the left bank of the Lower Weser, through which the Ochtum flows, is the Weser Marshes, the landscape on its right bank is part of the Elbe-Weser Triangle. The Lesum, and its tributaries, the Wümme and Hamme, the Schönebecker Aue and Blumenthaler Aue, are the downstream tributaries of the Weser.

The city's municipal area is about 38 kilometres (24 miles) long and 16 kilometres (10 miles) wide. In terms of area, Bremen is the thirteenth largest city in Germany; and in terms of population the second largest city in northwest Germany after Hamburg and the eleventh largest in the whole of Germany (see: List of cities in Germany).[contradictory]

Bremen lies about 50 kilometres (31 miles) east of the city of Oldenburg, 110 kilometres (68 miles) southwest of Hamburg, 120 kilometres (75 miles) northwest of Hanover, 100 kilometres (62 miles) north of Minden and 105 kilometres (65 miles) northeast of Osnabrück. Part of Bremerhaven's port territory forms an exclave of the City of Bremen.

Hills of Bremen

The inner city lies on a Weser dune, which reaches a natural height of 10.5 metres (34'6") above sea level at Bremen Cathedral; its highest point, though, is 14.4 metres (47'3") above sea level and lies to the east at the Polizeihaus, Am Wall 196. The highest natural feature in the city of Bremen is 32.5 metres (107') above sea level and lies in Friedehorst Park in the northwestern borough of Burglesum.[6]: 25  As a result, Bremen has the lowest high point of all the German states.[7]

Climate

Bremen has a moderate oceanic climate (Köppen climate classification Cfb) due to its proximity to the North Sea coast and temperate maritime air masses that move in with the predominantly westerly winds from the Atlantic Ocean. However, periods in which continental air masses predominate may occur at any time of the year and can lead to heat waves in the summer and prolonged periods of frost in the winter. In general though, extremes are rare in Bremen and temperatures below −15 °C (5.0 °F) and above 35 °C (95.0 °F) occur only once every couple of years. The record high temperature was 37.6 °C (99.7 °F) on 9 August 1992, while the official record low temperature was −23.6 °C (−10.5 °F) on 13 February 1940. On 13 October 2018, Bremen recorded its warmest October day on record with 28.6 °C (83.4 °F).[8] However, the astronomer Heinrich Wilhelm Matthias Olbers reported to have measured −27.3 °C on 23 January 1823.[9] Being at some distance from the main North Sea, Bremen still has a somewhat wider temperature range than Bremerhaven that is located on the mouth of Weser.

Average temperatures have risen continually over the last decades, leading to a 0.6 °C (1.1 °F) rise in the mean annual temperature between 1961–90 and 1981–2010 reference periods. As in most parts of Germany, the year 2014 has been the warmest year on record averaging 11.1 °C (52.0 °F), making Bremen the second-warmest German state after Berlin in 2014.[10] While Bremen is located in the comparatively cloudy northwestern part of Germany, there has been a significant increase in average sunshine hours over the last decades, especially in the months of April, May, and July, causing the annual mean to rise by 121 hours between the reference periods of 1961–90 and 1991–2020.[11] This trend has continued over the last 10 years (2011–2020), which average 1680 hours of sunshine, almost 200 hours more than in the international reference period of 1961–90.[12] Nevertheless, especially the winters remain extremely gloomy by international standards with December averaging hardly more than one hour of sunshine (out of 7 astronomically possible) per day, a feature that Bremen shares with most of Germany and its neighbouring countries, though.

Precipitation is distributed fairly even around the year with a small peak in summer mainly due to convective precipitation, i.e. showers and thunderstorms. Snowfall and the period of snow cover are variable; whereas in some years, hardly any snow accumulation occurs, there has recently been a series of unusually snowy winters, peaking in the record year 2010 counting 84 days with a snow cover.[13] Nevertheless, snow accumulation of more than 20 centimetres (8 in) remains exceptional, the record being 68 centimetres (26.8 in) of snow on 18 February 1979.

The warmest months in Bremen are June, July, and August, with average high temperatures of 20.2 to 22.6 °C (68.4 to 72.7 °F). The coldest are December, January, and February, with average low temperatures of −1.1 to 0.3 °C (30.0 to 32.5 °F). Typical of its maritime location, autumn tends to remain mild well into October, while spring arrives later than in the southwestern parts of the country.

Climate data for Bremen
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 14.6
(58.3)
18.5
(65.3)
23.5
(74.3)
30.2
(86.4)
34.4
(93.9)
34.9
(94.8)
36.8
(98.2)
37.6
(99.7)
33.4
(92.1)
28.6
(83.5)
20.1
(68.2)
16.1
(61.0)
37.6
(99.7)
Average high °C (°F) 3.9
(39.0)
4.8
(40.6)
8.7
(47.7)
12.8
(55.0)
18.0
(64.4)
20.2
(68.4)
22.4
(72.3)
22.6
(72.7)
18.4
(65.1)
13.5
(56.3)
8.0
(46.4)
5.1
(41.2)
13.2
(55.8)
Daily mean °C (°F) 2.2
(36.0)
2.6
(36.7)
5.2
(41.4)
9.4
(48.9)
13.2
(55.8)
16.2
(61.2)
18.4
(65.1)
18.0
(64.4)
14.3
(57.7)
10.0
(50.0)
5.8
(42.4)
3.1
(37.6)
9.9
(49.8)
Average low °C (°F) −1.1
(30.0)
−1.1
(30.0)
1.3
(34.3)
3.4
(38.1)
7.4
(45.3)
10.3
(50.5)
12.4
(54.3)
12.1
(53.8)
9.3
(48.7)
5.8
(42.4)
2.3
(36.1)
0.3
(32.5)
5.2
(41.4)
Record low °C (°F) −21.8
(−7.2)
−23.6
(−10.5)
−18.7
(−1.7)
−7.6
(18.3)
−3.5
(25.7)
0.5
(32.9)
3.0
(37.4)
3.4
(38.1)
−1.2
(29.8)
−7.8
(18.0)
−14.1
(6.6)
−17.5
(0.5)
−23.6
(−10.5)
Average rainfall mm (inches) 55.1
(2.17)
35.6
(1.40)
51.2
(2.02)
40.8
(1.61)
54.2
(2.13)
73.4
(2.89)
65.0
(2.56)
61.2
(2.41)
60.1
(2.37)
55.4
(2.18)
57.7
(2.27)
61.6
(2.43)
671.3
(26.43)
Average rainy days (≥ 1.0 mm) 11.3 8.6 11.0 9.0 9.5 11.1 10.8 10.1 10.6 10.5 11.5 12.0 126
Average relative humidity (%) 87 84 80 75 71 73 75 75 81 84 87 88 80
Mean monthly sunshine hours 48 70 122 182 213 205 214 198 151 110 53 40 1,606
Source: DWD; wetterkontor.de;[14][15]

Population

Historical population
YearPop.±%
135010,000—    
165025,000+150.0%
181136,630+46.5%
185257,055+55.8%
186470,692+23.9%
187182,969+17.4%
1890125,684+51.5%
1900161,184+28.2%
1910247,437+53.5%
1919262,767+6.2%
1925295,585+12.5%
1933324,189+9.7%
1939431,800+33.2%
1945366,427−15.1%
1951463,049+26.4%
1961569,862+23.1%
1971594,591+4.3%
1981553,261−7.0%
1986521,976−5.7%
1991552,746+5.9%
2001540,834−2.2%
2006547,934+1.3%
2011544,043−0.7%
2016565,719+4.0%
2019568,352+0.5%
Population size may be affected by changes in administrative divisions.

Bremen's economy boomed in line with the West German Wirtschaftswunder of the 1950s and 60s. This saw the growth, and permanent settlement, of a large migrant worker population, drawn largely from Turkey and southern Europe. A new wave immigration occurred after the turn of new century, following the entry of Poland, Bulgaria and other former East Bloc countries into the European Union, and after 2015 with the settlement of refugees from Syria and other war-torn regions.

By the second decade of the century out of a population (including Bremerhaven) of approximately 680,000, over 115,000 had foreign citizenship,[6][16] and nearly twice that number, almost a third of the total population, could be classified as having non-German origin/ethnicity.[17]

Number of minorities in Bremen by nationality as of 31 December 2021:[18]

Rank Nationality Population (31.12.2021)
1  Turkey 22,860
2  Syria 19,095
3  Poland 9,455
4  Bulgaria 9,325
5  Romania 4,240
6  Afghanistan 4,215
7  Russia 3,720
8  Serbia 3,505
9  Ghana 3,170
10  Portugal 2,535
11  Albania 2,470
12  Italy 2,470
13  Iran 2,460
14  Nigeria 2,370
15  Kosovo 2,140

The recent influx has somewhat moderated the tendency toward an accelerated ageing of the population. As it is, more than half the population of the state of Bremen are over 50, and more than a quarter are over 60.[19]

Politics

The Stadtbürgerschaft (municipal assembly) is made up of 68 of the 83 legislators of the state legislature, the Bremische Bürgerschaft who reside in the city of Bremen. The legislature is elected by the citizens of Bremen every four years.

Bremen has a reputation as a left-wing city. The port, shipyards and related industries sustained a large and unionised working class. This translated into support for the Social Democrats, considered Bremen's natural governing party. However, in the 1980s mechanization of the port and closure of the city's leading shipbuilder induced an employment crisis and shook the confidence of the party's traditional voter base. The SPD, which had still polled 51% in 1987, lost its effective majority. The once dominant left-liberal vote split, and coalition government became the norm.[20] The state today is governed by a coalition of the Social Democratic Party, The Greens and The Left.

In November 2019 the right-wing group Phalanx 18 was banned by the city-state of Bremen.[21]

One of the two mayors (Bürgermeister) is elected President of the Senate (Präsident des Senats) and serves as head of the city and the state. The current mayor is Andreas Bovenschulte.[22]

Last state election

Main article: Bremen state election, 2019

State election 2015

Main article: Bremen state election, 2015

Party Votes % +/– Seats +/–
Social Democratic Party (SPD) 32.9 Decrease5.7 30 Decrease6
Christian Democratic Union (CDU) 22.4 Increase2.0 20 Steady0
Alliance '90/The Greens 15.1 Decrease7.4 14 Decrease7
The Left 9.5 Increase3.9 8 Increase3
Free Democratic Party (FDP) 6.5 Increase4.1 6 Increase6
Alternative for Germany (AfD) 5.5 N/A 4 N/A
Citizens in Rage (BIW) 3.2 Decrease0.5 1 Steady0
The Party 1.9 N/A 0 N/A
Pirate Party Germany (PIRATEN) 1.5 Decrease0.4 0 Steady0
Human Environment Animal Protection (The Animal Protection Party) 1.2 N/A 0 N/A
National Democratic Party (NPD) 0.2 Decrease1.4 0 Steady0
Totals 100.0% 83

Provisional results; the AfD did not reach the 5% threshold in Bremerhaven (and will hence only receive seats for votes from Bremen), the BIW did not reach the threshold in Bremen (and will only receive one seat in Bremerhaven, none in Bremen).[23][24]

Administrative structure

Stadtbezirk
(borough)
Stadtteile (urban districts),
Ortsteile (subdistricts, selectively)
Area Population Density
of population
Maps
Mitte
(Central)
1
33.741 km² 17,392 515 / km²
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Mitte
Bremen 12 Häfen.svg

Häfen
Süd
(South)
2
  • Neustadt (New Town)
    • Alte Neustadt (Old New Town, near the Weser, opposite of the City)
    • Buntentor (an old suburb, southeast of Alte Neustadt)
    • Huckelriede, between Buntentor and Habenhausen
    • Hohentor, west of Alte Neustadt
    • Neuenland, with Bremen Airport and some hightech companies

Neustadt, Südervorstadt and Gartenstadt Süd between Alte Neustadt and the airport city

  • Obervieland [de]
    • Arsten (near Weser river, upstream)
    • Habenhausen (near Weser, north of Arsten)
    • Kattenesch (west of Arsten)
    • Kattenturm (northwestern section)
  • Huchting, mainly west of river Ochtum
  • Woltmershausen with Rablinghausen, between Weser river and Neustädter Hafen
  • Seehausen, a village near river Weser
  • Strom, a village
66.637 km² 123,303 1,850 / km²
Bremen 21 Neustadt.svg

Neustadt

Bremen 24 Huchting.svg

Huchting

Bremen 26 Seehausen.svg

Seehausen

Bremen 23 Obervieland.svg

Obervieland

Bremen 25 Woltmershausen.svg

Woltmershausen

Bremen 27 Strom.svg

Strom

Ost
(East)
3
  • Östliche Vorstadt (Eastern Suburb)
    • Steintor (near the city), part of Viertel (Bremen)
    • Fesenfeld (northern part of Steintor)
    • Peterswerder (with Weserstadion)
    • Hulsberg (north of Peterswerder)
  • Schwachhausen
  • Vahr [de] (with Aalto-Hochhaus)
  • Horn-Lehe (with University of Bremen)
  • Borgfeld
  • Oberneuland [de]
  • Osterholz
  • Hemelingen
    • Hastedt (near Östliche Vorstadt)
    • Sebaldsbrück (east of Hastedt)
    • Hemelingen (south of Sebaldsbrück, near Weser river)
    • Arbergen (east of Hemelingen)
    • Mahndorf (east of Arbergen)
108.201 km² 218,843 2,023 / km²
Bremen 31 Östliche Vorstadt.svg

Östliche Vorstadt

Bremen 33 Vahr.svg

Vahr

Bremen 35 Borgfeld.svg

Borgfeld

Bremen 37 Osterholz.svg

Osterholz
Bremen 32 Schwachhausen.svg

Schwachhausen

Bremen 34 Horn-Lehe.svg

Horn-Lehe

Bremen 36 Oberneuland.svg

Oberneuland

Bremen 38 Hemelingen.svg

Hemelingen
West
4
  • Blockland
  • Findorff
  • Walle
  • Gröpelingen [de]
    • Oslebshausen
56.606 km² 89,216 1,576 / km²
Bremen 41 Blockland.svg

Blockland

Bremen 42 Findorff.svg

Findorff
Bremen 43 Walle.svg

Walle

Bremen 44 Gröpelingen.svg

Gröpelingen
Nord
(North)
5
60.376 km² 98,606 1,633 / km²
Bremen 51 Burglesum.svg

Burglesum

Bremen 53 Blumenthal.svg

Blumenthal
Bremen 52 Vegesack.svg

Vegesack
View from the Stephani-Bridge in the direction of the Cathedral.
View from the Stephani-Bridge in the direction of the Cathedral.
Schlachte.
Schlachte.
Baumwollbörse (Cotton exchange).
Baumwollbörse (Cotton exchange).
The Parkhotel in the Bürgerpark (central park).
The Parkhotel in the Bürgerpark (central park).

Main sights

More contemporary tourist attractions include:

Structures

The Fallturm (Drop Tower) of the University of Bremen
The Fallturm (Drop Tower) of the University of Bremen

The Freie Waldorfschule in Bremen-Sebaldsbrück was Germany's first school built to the Passivhaus low-energy building standard.[33]

Economy

According to data from the Organization of Economic Cooperation and Development, Bremen had a GDP per capita of $53,379 in 2013, higher than the average for Germany as a whole. For comparison, in 2013, the World Bank reported Germany had a GDP per capita of $46,268, and the EU overall had a GDP per capita of $35,408 in the same year.[34]

Bremen is the second development centre of the region, after Hamburg. It forms part of the production network of Airbus SAS and this is where equipping of the wing units for all widebody Airbus aircraft and the manufacture of small sheet metal parts takes place. Structural assembly, including that of metal landing flaps, is another focal point. Within the framework of Airbus A380 production, assembly of the landing flaps (high lift systems) is carried out here. The pre-final assembly of the fuselage section (excluding the cockpit) of the A400M military transport aircraft takes place before delivery on to Spain.[35]

MZH building, campus of the University of Bremen
MZH building, campus of the University of Bremen

More than 3,100 persons are employed at Airbus Bremen, the second largest Airbus site in Germany. As part of the Centre of Excellence – Wing/Pylon, Bremen is responsible for the design and manufacture of high-lift systems for the wings of Airbus aircraft. The entire process chain for the high-lift elements is established here, including the project office, technology engineering, flight physics, system engineering, structure development, verification tests, structural assembly, wing equipping and ultimate delivery to the final assembly line. In addition, Bremen manufactures sheet metal parts like clips and thrust crests for all Airbus aircraft as part of the Centre of Excellence – Fuselage and Cabin.[36]

In Bremen there is a plant of EADS Astrium and the headquarters of OHB-System, respectively the first and the third space companies of European Union.

There is also a Mercedes-Benz factory in Bremen, building the C, CLK, SL, SLK, and GLK series of cars.[37]

Beck & Co's headlining brew Beck's and St Pauli Girl beers are brewed in Bremen. In past centuries when Bremen's port was the "key to Europe", the city also had a large number of wine importers, but the number is down to a precious few. Apart from that there is another link between Bremen and wine: about 800 years ago, quality wines were produced here. The largest wine cellar in the world is located in Bremen (below the city's main square),[citation needed] which was once said to hold over 1 million bottles, but during WWII was raided by occupying forces.

A large number of food producing or trading companies are located in Bremen with their German or European headquarters: Anheuser-Busch InBev (Beck's Brewery), Kellogg's, Kraft Foods (Kraft, Jacobs Coffee, Milka Chocolate, Milram, Miràcoli), Frosta (frosted food), Nordsee (chain of sea fast food), Melitta Kaffee, Eduscho Kaffee, Azul Kaffee, Vitakraft (pet articles and food for cats, dogs, birds, fish, rodents and other pets), Atlanta AG (Chiquita banana), chocolatier Hachez (fine chocolate and confiserie), feodora chocolatier.

Bremer Woll-Kämmerei (BWK), a worldwide operating company for manufacturing wool and trading in wool and similar products, is headquartered in Bremen.

Bremen Central Station.

Transport

Map of the Bremen S-Bahn
Map of the Bremen S-Bahn

Bremen has an international airport situated 3 km (2 mi) south of the city centre.

Trams in Bremen and local bus services are offered by the Bremer Straßenbahn AG (translates from German as Bremen Tramways Corporation), often abbreviated BSAG, the public transport provider for Bremen.[38]

The Bremen S-Bahn covers the Bremen/Oldenburg Metropolitan Region, from Bremerhaven in the north to Twistringen in the south and from Oldenburg in the west, centred on Bremen Central Station. It has been in operation since 2010.[39] This network unified existing regional transport in Bremen as well as surrounding cities, including Bremerhaven, Delmenhorst, Twistringen, Nordenham, Oldenburg, and Verden an der Aller. The network lies completely within the area of the Bremen-Lower Saxony Transport Association, whose tariff structure applies.

Events

Sports

Weser-Stadion is the home ground of Werder Bremen
Weser-Stadion is the home ground of Werder Bremen

Bremen is home to the football team Werder Bremen, who won the German Football Championship for the fourth time and the German Football Cup for the fifth time in 2004, making them only the fourth team in German football history to win the double; the club won the German Football Cup for the sixth time in 2009. Only Bayern Munich has won more titles. In the final match of the 2009–10 season, Werder Bremen lost to Bayern Munich. The home stadium of SV Werder Bremen is the Weserstadion, a pure football stadium, almost completely surrounded by solar cells. It is one of the biggest buildings in Europe delivering alternative energy.

Education

With 18,000 students,[41] the University of Bremen is the largest university in Bremen, and is also home to the international Goethe-Institut and the Fallturm Bremen. Additionally, Bremen has a University of the Arts and the Bremen University of Applied Sciences. In 2001, the private Jacobs University Bremen was founded. All major German research foundations maintain institutes in Bremen, with a focus on marine sciences: The Max Planck Society with the Max Planck Institute for Marine Microbiology, and the Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Scientific Community with the Center for Tropical Marine Ecology (zmt).[42] The Bremerhaven-based Alfred-Wegener-Institute of the Helmholtz Association closely cooperates with the aforementioned institutes, especially within the MARUM[43] a center for marine environmental sciences, affiliated to the University of Bremen. Furthermore, The Fraunhofer Society is present in Bremen with centers for applied material research (IFAM[44]) and medical image computing (MEVIS[45]).

Miscellaneous

People

Main articles: List of people from Bremen and List of mayors of Bremen

Twin towns – sister cities

See also: List of twin towns and sister cities in Germany

Bremen is twinned with:[46]

See also

References

Notes

  1. ^ "Bevölkerungsentwicklung im Land Bremen" (PDF). Statistisches Landesamt Bremen (in German). June 2021.
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