Bremen, Germany is a German fairytale town we’d actually never heard of before we began planning our trip to Europe. It’s a bit off-the-beaten path, and you won’t find it on most “where to visit in Germany” lists. We decided to visit the medieval town based almost entirely on beautiful and charming photos and rumors of legendary, classic German Christmas Markets (confession: we actually plan quite a lot of our travels based on photos and food…).
Well, we couldn’t be happier that we chose to visit Bremen in winter! We absolutely fell in love with Bremen. From the people we met (Bremen was unusually full of kind and generous people, we found) to the stunning beauty and historical depth of its architectural masterpieces, Bremen is a must-visit stop on any trip to Germany in winter, particularly during the holidays! Winter in Bremen is a magical holiday wonderland, filled with good cheer, delicious food and historic beauty. With just a couple of days to explore, we found 10 incredible things to do in Bremen!
Bremen is a short hour and a half bus or train ride away from much larger Hamburg, Germany, making it a perfect day trip from Hamburg – but don’t limit yourself to just a day trip to Bremen. It’s definitely worth it to stay for longer.
With the help of a local friend, we learned about some wonderful hidden gems in Bremen. And after much consideration and several Christmas markets, we whittled our experience down into 10 magical things to do in Bremen in winter! We know you’ll fall in love with Bremen just like we did.
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Psst: Scroll down to the bottom of the post for a free map of the best things to do in Bremen in winter! You can download the map and use it offline with an application like Maps.Me or Google Maps.
Looking for more tips on visiting Europe in the winter? Check out our other wintry European guides:
- Two Super Detailed Winter Europe Itineraries
- 12 Charming Things to Do in Copenhagen in Winter
- 12 Delightful Things to Do in Prague in the Winter
- 14 Reasons to Visit Český Krumlov this Winter
- 14 Adorably Romantic Things to do in Bruges, Belgium in Winter
Planning a trip to Europe this winter? Be sure to download our FREE printable packing list to make sure you don’t forget anything! If you’re looking for more details, we’ve got a full Europe in winter packing list guide.
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