Affectionately and simply called the "quarter" by the people of Bremen, this is the trendy district of the Hanseatic city. Art and culture, snack bars and restaurants as well as a multitude of individual shops make the quarter "the" meeting place for day and night, families and singles, night owls and artists.
Individual shopping and enjoyment
The quarter is uniqueness, because of it's extensive range of almost 300 shops and eateries. From fair-trade fashion, jewellery, stationery or shoes to household goods or cosmetics, cosy cafés, bars and pubs, smaller bistros as well as delicatessens and a variety of food shops - there is something special to discover on every corner. The weekly markets in the quarter at Ziegenmarkt and Ulrichsplatz are also popular. Here you can find 100% organic food, flowers and specialities. A stroll through the trendy quarter is a "must" for all visitors to Bremen.
The Culture Mile - from the Old Town to the Quarter
When you walk from the Old Town into the quarter, you stumble from one cultural spot into the next: starting with Glocke, the quarter continues with the Kunsthalle Bremen with works of art from over 600 years of art history, and continues with changing exhibitions on design and innovation in the Wilhelm Wagenfeld Haus. Sculpture can be found in the Gerhard-Marcks-Haus, while classical plays as well as dance and children's theatre are shown in the theatre on Goetheplatz. There are also colourful festivals, such as the annual Samba Carnival or the street arts festival La Strada.
Did you know?
The Cinema Ostertor is Germany's first art house cinema, has already received 37 federal film programme awards and is regularly honoured by the Federal Minister of the Interior for an "outstanding annual film programme".
The Schauburg, as the largest cinema in Bremen, was the first film theatre with sound and, at 87 years old, is also the oldest cinema still in existence in Bremen.