Before Arrival

Preparation and Planning

We look forward to giving you information, advice and specific assistance with various issues that are relevant to your research or teaching visit to Bremen. Researchers from abroad will be able to glean essential information before their arrival and discover interesting details about the city of Bremen.

Route Map

Information concerning visa and entry


Stay with family

Researchers at the University
© Universität Bremen

Bremen University as a host institution

The University of Bremen is a young university. It was founded in 1971 for the purpose of teacher training and hosted 420 students and 80 faculty members in its first winter semester of 1971/72.

Today, some 25,000 people study, teach, research and work at the University of Bremen. More facts & figures

The University of Bremen is a mid-sized University with a broad array of disciplines. Its research profile is shaped to a great extent by marine and climate research in the natural sciences, engineering in the field of production and manufacturing technology, and the social sciences. More about research at Bremen University

The University of Bremen is a campus university with everything close by. The University buildings – lecture halls, research laboratories and administration offices – can all be easily reached on foot. More about the campus

Roland statue in the city of Bremen
© Universität Bremen

Living in the Free Hanseatic City of Bremen

The Hanseatic City on the banks of the Weser River emanates a special charm. Bremen enjoys a reputation for being cosmopolitan and tolerant. It has a lot to offer: Ports and ships, universities, colleges, high-tech industries, and picturesque narrow streets built centuries ago, as well as a comprehensive program of sports and culture events. Bremen's history goes back more than 1,200 years, and is still relevant today. More about Bremen

On the following websites you will find some practical advice about living in Bremen:


Culture in Bremen

Leisure and shopping

Public transport

Medical and Health Services

Map of Germany

Destination Germany

Germany, located between the coastline and the Alps, has a lot to offer: many interesting cities, villages, and landscape. More about Germany as tourist destination

Climate - Most of Germany has a temperate seasonal climate in which humid westerly winds predominate. More about climate

Facts & Figures - With Berlin as its capital, Germany is located in Central Europe, sharing borders with nine European countries. In total Germany has more than 80 million inhabitants. More facts and figures