Bremen is the smallest of the 16 German federal states and comprises the two cities of Bremen and Bremerhaven. However, with about 550,000 inhabitants, Bremen belongs to the ten largest towns of Germany.
Beside impressive architecture of the Weser renaissance, the historical Schnoor district, and an imposing city hall, Bremen has an urban and modern side: all around the airport, and the technology park, in the “Überseestadt” and in the student neighbourhood, “Das Viertel”, the city pulsates.
Bremerhaven is located 60 kilometers further north at the North Sea coast. Huge container terminals, shipyards, and a fishing industry are in close proximity to the centre of town. The “Havenwelten” are a special attraction: the Klimahaus, the “Atlantic Hotel Sail City”, the zoo on the sea, the German Emigration Center, and the small traditional harbour form a fascinating ensemble.
Bremen and Bremerhaven offer ideal settings for filmmakers, not least because they can profit from the famous “short routes”: from the short distances between film locations, production office, and hotels etc. on the one hand to the unbureaucratic contact to authorities, service providers and contact partners on the other.
More information: www.bremen.de