The German hotel group Steigenberger expands its portfolio once again, this time with a newly built hotel in the north-western German city of Bremen.
The four-star Steigenberger Hotel Bremen, which will open its doors to guests this fall, is designed in a simple and modern style. An elegant glass façade ensures that most rooms have a unique view of the river Weser that runs through the old Hanseatic city. The 137 bright rooms are equipped with free Wi-Fi and a coffee station with a Nespresso coffee machine. Guests enjoy free access to the relaxing 200-square-meter spa featuring a gym, a steam room and two saunas.
The new hotel sits ideally on the bank of the Weser River in Bremen’s new Weser district, where a popular river promenade beckons locals and visitors with restaurants and bars. Among the neighbours is also the cosy Kaffee Quartier with its many restaurants and cafes. However, one needs not leave the hotel to enjoy a delicious bite to eat – the hotel has its own gourmet restaurant with a terrace overlooking the river. Adjacent to the new hotel is the GOP vaudeville theatre, with many entertaining performances featuring acrobatics, music, magicians and more.
From the hotel, take a leisurely 10-minute stroll along the river to Bremen’s charming historic centre. On the central Marktplatz you will find one of Germany’s most beautiful town halls, built in the Weser-Renaissance style, and Bremen’s symbol of freedom, the Roland statue, which has stood on the site since 1404. Both attractions are UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Afterwards, hunt for bargains in the quaint shops of the old Schnoor district with its narrow cobbled streets and enjoy a Milchkaffee in one of the many cosy cafes.
Bremen is a mere 2.5 hour drive from the Danish-German border, making it a perfect destination for a long weekend with the family.
Insider tip: Bremer Freimarkt
“Ischa Freimaak” shout the locals, and with that starts the Bremer Freimarkt, one of Germany’s largest and oldest festivals. If you’re coming to Bremen between 18 October and 3 November, do not miss this wonderful fun-filled festival featuring a carnival, amusement rides and thousands of cheerful locals in the streets. In the historic market square around the Liebfraukirche, the market people are dressed as if the calendar said 1513 and not 2013.
Bremer Freimarkt, 18 October-3 November. More information at freimarkt.de
Karin Gert Nioelsen
Managing Director, Scandinavia & Finland
M: +45 2942 1005