Bremen’s historic centre attracts many visitors to its medieval charms and grand buildings and, for tours around the nearby North Sea coast, it is a good base. Nowadays, it is mostly industrial and residential, but its unique 1,200 years of history as an independent hanseatic state within Germany are well worth uncovering.
Twinned with the North Sea port city of Bremerhaven and making up Germany’s tiniest state, Bremen is the best starting point for exploring the northernmost sea coast of Germany and the windswept, hilly countryside. Touring the region by motorhome hire is popular, with campsites scattered around the smaller towns giving a convenient choice of overnight stops in peaceful surroundings.
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Recommended campervan drives
Germany’s Fairy Tale Road:
this route starts in Bremen and runs through charming towns which were once the inspiration for the Brothers’ Grimm’s fairy stories before ending in picturesque Hanau, the brothers’ birthplace. Sleeping Beauty’s Castle Sababurg is a highlight. Forest Pool Campsite outside Hameln has a rural setting, while Campingplatz Barensee is found in Hanau.
Bremen – Leipzig – Dresden:
from Bremen, the A14 runs southeast through Hanover to Leipzig, with its unique shopping passages, and on to Dresden – a total driving time of five hours. Stop off for a night at Caravan-Zentrum campsite then head for historic Dresden’s Old Town before staying at Campingplatz Dresden, just 15 minutes’ drive from the main sights.
Bremen to Salzburg:
the drive from Bremen, in the far north of Germany, to Salzburg, just over the Austrian border, takes eight hours on the A7 autobahn. An overnight stop at the Knaus Nuremberg Campsite allows time to explore the city. Salzburg’s famous Old Town is UNESCO listed and backed by the Alps, and its Nord-Sam motorhome site has good facilities.
Bremen’s Town Hall is UNESCO-listed for its 15th century magnificence and the medieval Cathedral of St Peter is set in the Old City’s picturesque market square. The incredible Art Nouveau Bottcherstrasse runs from the square to the banks of the river, and the tiny, twisting alleyways of the Schnoor quarter are lined with charming little stores and bars.
Beautiful Bremerhaven and its historic harbour is just a short drive away by campervan rental on the North Sea coast, with its Maritime Museum telling of the rich history of the region. Its outdoor section holds a number of historic vessels and a submarine, most of which can be boarded.