Bremen, once an independent city state, is now a twelve hundred year old city in northern Germany. Medieval architecture, twisting streets, history and culture draw tourists to this city near the North Sea .
Popular things to see in Bremen include UNESCO world heritage site and Bremen's town hall Rathaus and the Cathedral of St. Peter, a gigantic, twelve hundred year old building in the main square of the city.
Besides visiting historic buildings and famous churches, visitors can take bike rides through Blockland, the area outside of the city with many farms for agriculture, or shop in Schnoor or Bottcherstrasse.
Getting to Bremen from other areas of Germany is easiest via train. The Bremen Hauptbahnof is the main train station and provides service to over 500 trains a day including 100 long distance trains.
Bremen Airport (airport code BRE) is only a few miles outside of the city centre and served almost two and a half million travellers in 2008. Nineteen airlines fly in and out of Bremen Airport, including major carriers Air France, KLM and Lufthansa and low cost carriers such as Ryanair. Over 43,500 flights left Bremen Airport in 2009.