Practical information

Conference venue

The 8th Bremen Symposium on the campus of the University of Bremen

The 8th Bremen Symposium is taking place on the campus of the University of Bremen. Please refer to the section titled 'how to get here' for detailed descriptions of how to get to campus.

Two conference buildings

All the conference events will take place in two buildings on campus:

  • GW2
  • Large lecture hall building (Hörsaal Gebäude)

Overview of conference rooms and the GW2 building

Please refer to the conference program for a detailed overview of which events are taking place in which rooms in the GW2 building.

Fire and Safety Regulations at the University of Bremen

We kindly ask you to adhere to the fire and safety regulations at the University of Bremen (available in German only).

How to get here

Problems Tram line 6

Tram line 6 does not currently take you all the way to campus.

It ends at the Kulenkampfallee stop. From there you can take a bus to campus. (Bus 22 or 6E).



Arriving by train

You should exit Bremen's main train station on the south side (city center). Cabs and public transportation leave directly from the station square. To get to the University of Bremen by cab, you will pay about 17€. It is cheaper to take public transportation. Take Tram Line 6 in the direction of the University and get off at the stop "Universität/ Zentralbereich".

Tickets are available at the ticket machine in the first carriage of the tram for € 2.85 per single trip, € 10.40 for a 4-trip ticket or € 8 for a day ticket (price level I, valid in the Bremen city area without Bremen-Nord). Detailed information on the websites of Bremen Public Transport: Bremer Straßenbahn.

The conference office is located in building GW2, room B3.010. From the stop "Universität/ Zentralbereich" walk straight ahead through the glass hall, across the courtyard, to the entrance of building GW2. There you go up the stairs, and on the third floor you will find room B3.010 directly opposite the stairs.

Trams and buses in Bremen

Bremen's network of tramways is extensive and, in view of the scarcity of parking spaces, a recommendable alternative to cars, especially in the city center. Most lines run every 10 minutes during the daytime.  

Tickets can be purchased at the ticket machine in the first car with cash or a debit card. The other, smaller machines require a subscription card. On the bus, tickets are sold when boarding. The fares for Bremen city are as follows:

  • Single trip: 2,85€ or 4-trip ticket: 10,40€
  • Day ticket: 8€  plus 3€ for each additional adult

Please observe the latest Corona regulations Corona-Schutzmaßnahmen der BSAG.

Timetables and further information can also be found on the BSAG website.

Arriving by car

If you are coming from the A1, change at Bremer Kreuz to the A27 in the direction of Bremen-Bremerhaven. Leave the A27 at the exit Universität/ Horn-Lehe and drive in the direction of Centrum/ Universität. At the third traffic light turn right into Universitätsallee, then at the next traffic light turn right into Enrique-Schmidt-Straße.

You can park your car in the Underground car park of the building GW2. Parking there costs € 1.50 per day and per entry (please have the exact amount with you – there is no change). The entrance to the underground parking lot is located at the end of Enrique-Schmidt-Straße, somewhat hidden behind a small parking lot.

In the underground car park, follow the signs to "Eingang GW2/Turm C". The conference office on the 3rd floor can be reached by elevator.

Low-Emission Zone

A low-emission zone has been set up in Bremen's city center and the Neustadt district. This zone may only be entered by vehicles with a green sticker, but the university is located outside the low-emission zone.

For more details, please consult the following website.

Arriving by plane

To get to the University of Bremen by cab, you will pay about €43. Tram line 6 runs from the airport directly to the university in 30 minutes; get off at "Universität/Zentralbereich".

Tickets can be purchased at the ticket machine in the first car (the prices are listed in the ‘arriving by train’ section). Detailed information on the websites of the Bremen Public Transport: Bremer Straßenbahn.

The conference office is located in building GW2, room B3.010. From the stop "Universität/ Zentralbereich" walk straight ahead through the glass hall, across the courtyard, to the entrance of building GW2. There you go up the stairs, and on the third floor you will find room B3.010 directly opposite the stairs.


List of hotels

We have compiled a list of various accommodations in Bremen.

Some of the hotels in the list below have set aside a contingent of rooms at special rates for the participants of the Bremen symposium. Please request the codes from the organization team after you have registered for the conference.

City tax

In Bremen, a city tax of 5% is charged on the net overnight price for accommodation (in addition to VAT). Please indicate your institution's address as the billing address when booking or paying so that you can prove that you are traveling on official business and do not have to pay the city tax. Your hotel or the organization team can provide you with more details.

Food and drink

Here is a selection of restaurants and cafés around the conference venue and in Bremen's city center.

Dining on the university campus

Universitäts-Boulevard 3, 28359 Bremen„Our university canteen is our largest facility and one of the largest university canteens in Germany. It is located in the middle of the campus and directly on the boulevard of the University of Bremen.“ 
©Studierendenwerk Bremen
Mon - Fri:
11.30am  - 2.15pm
Cafeteria GW2
Universitäts-Boulevard 11, 28359 Bremen„The cafeteria in GW2, including the snack shop, is a popular gathering spot for students. Speciality coffees and teas (in organic and fair trade quality) as well as delicious savoury and sweet snacks are on offer“ ©Studierendenwerk BremenSnack shop:
Mon - Thus:
8am - 4 pm
Friday till 3 pm
Mon - Fri
11:30am - 2:30pm
Café Central
Universitäts-Boulevard 3, 28359 Bremen„You can reach Café Central from the boulevard of the university as well as from our university canteen. There you can get sweet and savory snacks, cold and hot drinks, as well as warm meals.“
©Studierendenwerk Bremen
Mon - Thus:
9am  - 3:30 pm
Friday till 3 pm
Hot Snacks:
11am - 3pm
Café Unique
Enrique-Schmidt-Straße 7, 28359 Bremen„freshly prepared classic, Mediterranean and Asian dishes, as well as a selection of coffee drinks“ ©UniqueMon - Thurs:
9am - 4pm
Friday till 3pm

9 - 11am
11:30 - 2:30


Restaurants within walking distance of campus

TRESOR Restaurant
Universitätsallee 14, 28359 Bremen„Italian & German cuisine, with a young and contemporary interpretation. Freshly produced pasta daily, regional products, matured meats and selected wines, exclusively from Italy & Germany.“ ©TresorWed. - Friday 12 - 10 pm
Saturday 5 - 10 pm
Sunday 12 - 9 pm
Haus am Walde
Kuhgrabenweg 2, 28359 Bremen„simple, regional dishes, inspired by seasonal northern German cuisine, as well as Mediterranean recipes and more generally the great flavors of the world“ ©Haus am WaldeRestaurant und Café:
open daily from 9 am
Beer garden:
Mon.- Fri. from 2 pm
Sat/Sun from 12 noon
Zum Platzhirsch
Kuhgrabenweg 30, 28359 Bremen„hearty German cuisine and light meals, as well as specialties like herring and chanterelle mushrooms“ ©Zum PlatzhirschOpen daily from 11 am
Hot meals served from
12 - 8:30pm
Vorstraße 79, 28359 Bremen„Italian and French cuisine“ ©MatisseTues - Sun: 12 -11 pm (kitchen open till 10 pm).
Wiener Straße 4, 28359 Bremen„International cuisine with a focus on sophisticated herbs and flavors“ ©CampusLunch
Monday to Friday 12 - 3 pm
Monday to Saturday
6 - 10 pm


Restaurants in the city center

Antonios La Villa
Goetheplatz 4

"The Villa Ichon, next to the Goethe Theater, is one of the most beautiful houses in downtown Bremen with a romantic wine garden for stylish celebrations.

Whether for lunch, dinner à la minute in the evening, or simply a delicious wine after a visit to the theater - we pamper our guests in a friendly atmosphere with indoor seating for 60 and a large, Mediterranean-style summer garden." © Villa Restaurant
Mon, Tues, Thurs and Fri:
12 - 2:30 pm
6 - 10:30 pm

Sat & Sun:
6 - 10:30 pm
Vor dem Steintor 37" Anyone who loves Italy also loves Italian cuisine. For Italians, eating is not just about getting full; for us, eating is a communicative experience - an expression of the joys of life." © Shkelzen SelimajSun - Thurs:
11 – midnight
Fri & Sat:
11 - 1am
Bremer Ratskeller
Am Markt 11"Here on Bremen's market square, over 600 years of history unite with modern dining. We spoil every connoisseur's heart with northern German classics, light and modern cuisine, friendly service, rustic ambience and a unique selection of German wines. This is where young meets old, tradition meets contemporary, and historic walls meet a cozy atmosphere. It is no coincidence that the Bremer Ratskeller is considered the delicious foundation of the Bremen City Hall, which is a World Heritage Site“ © Bremer Ratskeller GmbH & Co. KGRestaurant:
open daily from 11 am

Meals served:
Sun - Thurs:
12 - 9pm
Fri & Sat:
12 - 10pm
An der Schlachte 26"The diversity and vibrancy of Mexico, colorful and varied dishes like tacos, burritos or fajitas, plus fruity and exciting cocktails and drinks - this is Enchilada. Whether with family, friends or colleagues - enjoy our lively and pleasant atmosphere in the best company.“ © Enchilada Bremen GmbHMon - Fri
from 5pm

Sat & Sun
from 4pm
Hinter dem Schütting 12-13"Schüttinger is not for grumpy people or gloomy types. The long wooden tables are a place for socializing and drinking the tasty, bottom-fermented Schuettinger beer. The home-brewed 'barley juice' tastes delicious, so you rarely stop at just the first glass. It's no wonder that Schüttinger is so popular with everyone. People like to sit together on long benches. And if you don't know each other yet, you quickly become better acquainted. The old Bremen tradition of in-house brewing has been revived by the Schüttinger Gasthausbrauerei since 1990." © Schüttinger Gasthausbrauerei GmbHMon - Thurs:
11:30 - 11 pm
Fri & Sat:
11:30 - 1 am
11:30 - 10 pm


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