Exhibitions and Fairs in Bremen
The Port of Bremen, on River Weser, is the second largest port in Germany after that of Hamburg. The city's economy, besides the port activity and tourism, is based on a thriving aerospace industry (Airbus), as well as other industrial sectors, as automotive (DaimlerChrysler), food (Kellogg's), electronics and steel. Bremen Fair, Messe Bremen, is a multifunctional center with over 40 000 square meters of exhibition spaces.
How to reach Bremen and Messe Bremen
Bremen rises along the A1 motorway, which runs from Hamburg to Cologne, but is also accessible from the A27 and A28 motorways. The international airport of Bremen, Flughafen Bremen, is 20 minutes away by tram (line 6) from the train station. The latter, in the city centre, is in turn a few minutes’ walk away from Bremen’s fairgrounds. The fair is easily reachable by bus lines 24, 26 and 27.
Where to stay in Bremen
The city is a very popular tourist destination due to the presence of important works of architecture, museums (the Neues Museum Weserburg is the largest contemporary art museum in Germany) and some places of particular interest, as Böttcherstrasse, a road converted into a museum, and the Schnoor district, the oldest residential nucleus of the city, never affected by WWII bombings. The hotel offer in Bremen is pretty wide, so the city can easily accommodate the millions of tourists who come and visit every year, including the million people who flock to Bremen exhibition and conference centre: all the hotels in the historical centre of Bremen and those close to the station, allow to quickly reach Messe Bremen.
Hot spots in Bremen for the after-show
In the coldest periods of the year, Bremen has little to offer in terms of nightlife, as around 10pm, streets are completely empty. When the weather permits, the most popular area with tourists and young people is Ostertorsteinweg, east of downtown and reachable on foot. Some restaurants in downtown, near the Rathaus (Town Hall), as John Benton Restaurant, are open even after 10pm. Also along the avenues flanking the Weser there are many inns and restaurants frequented by night owls, such as Schüttinger, situated in Böttcherstraße.
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