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Bremen is one of the Hanseatic Cities and together with Bremerhaven forming the smalles independent state of the Federal Republic of Germany.

The History of Bremen

According to the text on the picture Bremen was founded by fishermen who called this location BRIMUN.

The city's history goes back to the year 800 when it was an early centre of the Christian missions to North and Northeast Europe. The city became the seat of a bishopric in 787. In 965 Bremen was granted market rights by Emperor Otto I and Archbishop Adaldag. From that time trade increased over the Weser river to the Northsea and beyond.
The city always stayed independent, symbolized by the Gothic statue of Roland erected in 1404.
In 1646 the city attained "Reichsunmittelbarkeit" status, making it subject to none but the Emperor, and in 1806 it became a Free Hanseatic City.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Great for shopping, sightseeing and more
  • Cons:None
  • In a nutshell:A country in one town
  • Last visit to Bremen: Dec 2005
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • Mikebb's Profile Photo
    Nov 13, 2009 at 11:56 PM

    Informative page on this city. Will help me when we visit Germany during 2010. Thanks for the birthday greeting.

  • icunme's Profile Photo
    Oct 10, 2009 at 12:14 AM

    Have a dear friend born here. Not to be undone by omission among the Bremen musicians, the pig got his own tribute!

  • sourbugger's Profile Photo
    Jun 6, 2008 at 12:39 AM

    one german city i've never made it to, so thanks. look forward to seeing your K stuff !

  • garridogal's Profile Photo
    Dec 21, 2005 at 6:34 AM

    Great pictures and I love the animal statues!

  • hojasdehierba's Profile Photo
    Dec 13, 2005 at 12:38 PM

    Good info! Thanks for sharing.

  • Dec 12, 2005 at 11:30 PM

    Hi PJ! Great Bremen page - I would love to visit here - just to get a souvenir of Die Bremer Stadtmusikanten! (Your opening pig photo is fab too :)) Have a great day!

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