The Hanseatic city of Bremen in northern Germany is an important cultural centre and a major seaport, though you might know it best as the site of the popular Brothers Grimm fairy tale, “The Town Musicians of Bremen,” (though the story itself has little to do with the city). This commercial hub is home to numerous museums, galleries and historical attractions. Rent a car in Bremen to easily explore Böttcherstrasse, the Schnoor District, and other corners of the city at your own pace. Car rental in Bremen also allows you to see the scenic surrounding area.
Car rental Bremen – the most important rental sites
There are many cheap car rental options in Bremen as well as the possibility of long term car hires. Your rental car in Bremen can be picked up from various points within the city.
Main Opening Times*
Flughafenallee 20, 28199 Bremen, Germany
07:00a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Bahnhofplatz 1, 28195 Bremen, Germany
07:00 a.m. - 08:00 p.m.
*The opening times may differ and vary depending on the Bremen rental site. Precise information can be found in the listing details. Pick up and returns may be possible outside of the opening times through some of the car rental sites. Additional charges may be applicable.You can also hire a car for a multi-city trip to other German cities, or within the rest of the EU.
Rent a Car: Bremen and its sights
Museums: Böttcherstrasse is a narrow street in Bremen that was gradually transformed into a row of museums between 1926 and 1931, and is home to many avantgarde and expressionist architectural styles that give the area an interesting character. The Paula Becker-Modersohn Museum is dedicated to the work of a single female artist, making it the first museum of its kind in the world. The 16th century Roselius Haus building houses the Ludwig Roselius Museum, exhibiting Gothic to Baroque period German art, and is a favourite with art lovers. You can easily drive to the Böttcherstrasse in your rental car in Bremen.
The Schnoor District: This is Bremen's delightful medieval quarter, filled with charming 15th to 18th century houses, once home to the city's plentiful fisherman and merchants, the neighborhood is now a bustling area, lined with crafts shops and cafes where you can stop for a quick repast. The 14th century Gothic St. John’s Church is a popular site in this district, as are the 17th century Shipper’s House and 19th century Landherrnamt, once the headquarters of the state government.
Bremen’s Town Hall: This UNESCO World Heritage Site, was built in the Gothic style during the 15th century, though a Renaissance-style façade was added later. The building is now used as a banquet and reception hall, and hosts concerts on Thursday evenings. A 16th century painting, 'Judgement of Solomon,' is one of the better-known works gracing the building's interior, but the most famous work on the premises is the bronze sculpture dedicated to the Brothers' Grimm 'Town Musicians of Bremen', installed under a tower.
Getting around by auto rental in Bremen
You can reach the city by car through the A27 that goes north to Bremerhaven. Parking charges are applicable in the city centre, especially in areas like Neuenland, Bahnhofsvorstadt and Altstadt. In the immediate surrounding areas the parking rates vary on weekdays and weekends. When you rent a car in Bremen, free parking is available in the city’s outskirts, if you don't want to spend too much on parking. In general, if you park in one of the garages in the city centre, the rates are fairly reasonable.