Bremen, Germany, is a quaint little town just a couple of hours from the city of Hamburg. Bremen has become a hot spot lately with the continued expansion of Ryanair, who is offering frequent air service to the Bremenâ€™s small airport from several cities, including Edinburgh and Manchester. After a short 10 minute tram ride from the airport, you’ll find yourself right in the middle of a beautiful medieval town centre with side streets full of charming architecture and boutique shops.
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Many will know the town of Bremen as the home to Becks beer. There are some great spots around the centre to enjoy a fresh Becks straight from the tap; if you’re feeling more adventurous, ask for a Haacke Becks, which is the local version only available here in Bremen. Three great terraces to sit and enjoy a cold beverage (beer or otherwise) include:
– In Front of the Rathaus. Yes, this is that beautiful terrace that you see in all the postcards. It’s a fantastic place to sit and just watch all the hustle and bustle. If it’s rainy or chilly out, there’s plenty of room indoors or in the beer cellars next door.
– On the Riverfront. The Schlachte is Bremen’s social epicentre, filling up with diners and drinkers almost every weekend. The views along the banks of the river Wesser are just lovely, day or night.
– In the Viertel. This one is a bit off the beaten path, but it’s where locals go to enjoy some great food and some bustling nightlife. Similar to the Schlachte, it’s a place “to be seen” and has a very cosmopolitan feel to it.
If you’re looking for a new destination to relax and soak up the European vibe, head to Bremen where you can enjoy not only good food and great atmosphere, but a nice cold Becks as well.