On the to-do list in Bremen

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by Conrad - 18 June 2015

Steeped in history and known for its beauty, the city of Bremen offers visitors the chance to explore this popular destination. With great food, a lovely city centre and a culture you can immerse yourself in, this city is the perfect place for an unforgettable trip.

Hire a car from our Bremen pick up point to explore the city. Here are some of the must see things the city has to offer:

Take a breath of fresh air at Rhododendron Park

This 46 hectare park offers visitors to the city the opportunity to see over 2,500 varieties of the rhododendron plant, as well as Bremen's botanical garden. Flowering season begins in May and lasts for six weeks, making it the best time to visit and see the fiery colours of the rhododendron flowers. For a relaxing stroll, take a walk around the famed botanika - its design is inspired by the horticulture of the Far East.

Visit the largest Roland Statue in Germany

Roland Statues appear all over Germany, but the one found in Bremen holds the title of being the biggest and according the UNESCO experts, one of the oldest. Symbolising liberty and trading rights, the city's Roland Statue stands at five and half meter wide and the stone giant as well as Bremen town hall, are named World Heritage Sites.

Explore the oldest district in Bremen

No trip to Bremen would be complete without a stroll down one of the oldest streets in the city, Schnoor Quarter. Lined with 15th and 16th century houses, the narrow lanes offers visitors a look into this well-preserved medieval quarter's past. Once home to fishermen and craftsmen, the archaic street now houses cosy cafes, quaint bars and beautiful shop to peruse at your leisure.

Enjoy seeing the architecture at Bremen Town Hall

Situated in Market Square, this historic jewel showcases some of the most beautiful architecture in the city. As previously mentioned the town hall is joined with the Roland Statue as a World Heritage Site and on viewing the establishment it is easy to see why. The upper hallis a magnificent venue where model ships hang from the ceilings, displaying the cities ties with the maritime trade.