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The Welcome Center offers a diverse cultural program for international researchers and their families. You can find the program here.


Bremen has many cultural experiences to offer

Kunsthalle Bremen

Bremen has many cultural institutions and museums, large or small, traditional or modern. Here are a few highlights:


Bremen Kunsthalle: This art museum displays 600 years of art history including painting, sculpture, print, and media. Some of the most impressive masterpieces are the special exhibitions of Claude Monet and Edvard Munch.

Bremen Overseas Museum: This natural history and ethnographic museum has multiple exhibitions of nature, culte and more. With its permanent exhibitions relating to overseas regions, this museum invites you to explore foreign worlds and history. 

Art collections on Böttcherstraße: The Paula Modersohn-Becker Museum and the Museum in the Roselius-Building. The Paula Modersohn-Becker Museum is the first museum dedicated to a female artist. Not only are her paintings exhibited here, but one of Bernhard Hoetgers' collections as well. The Roselius-Building houses late medieval art and home decor of the middle class of the time, as well as silver treasures from Riga.

Focke-Museum: This is the museum of history for the city and state of Bremen, and hosts its history of the past 1200 years. A park surrounds the historic buildings. 

Universum Bremen: An interactive science museum with over 250 exhibits, a discovery park and special exhibitions in the SchauBox. 

Bremen Botanical Museum: Discover fascinating plants and asiatic landscapes.



German Emigration Museum in Bremerhaven: Europe's largest Emigration Museum. Visitors can follow in the footsteps of the more than 7 million people who emigrated overseas via Bremerhaven.

Klimahaus Bremerhaven 8° Ost: Offers a unique experience of climates around the world. You will experience the earth's climate zones and get an opportunity to speak with people who have lived in those climate zones. 

German Maritime Museum in Bremerhaven: Situated directly on the port of the Weser peninsula, the German Maritime Museum offers an exhibition of large maritime objects on land and a lot more. 



Theater am Goetheplatz

Goetheplatz Theater and the New Playhouse: This theater venue's programme includes operas, operettas, concerts and plays. The Bremen theater gallery is also located here and hosts temporary exhibitiions.

Bremen Musical Theater: This theater hosts short term events such as musicals, circuses, and other shows. 

Bremer Shakespeare Company: Founded in 1983, the Bremer Shakespear Company offers performances of William Shakespear's plays.

At the Bremen movie theaters movies are generally translated into German. There are, however, many independent movie theaters that play the movies in their original language with German subtitles.

Larger movie theaters: CinemaxxCinestarCinespace

Independent movie theaters: Cinema OstertorKino 46AtlantisSchauburgGondel



Sprachcafe's offer the possibility to actively exchange with different people. Speaking in a local environment helps a lot learning a new language. In Bremen there are several Sprachcafe's with different focuses. Here you can find an overview of the different cafés (unfortunately only in german).