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Bremen is one of Northern Germany's hidden gems, featuring two UNESCO World Heritage Sites and the natural beauty of the River Weser. The city straddles the river and is home to breathtaking gothic and Renaissance architecture, ancient cathedrals, and medieval history dating as far back as 12,000 BC. Bremen Hbf is the main train station, located centrally on Bahnhofplatz. The station operates routes for the major transport companies in Germany, including InterCityExpress, EuroCity, CityNightLine, and Deutsche Bahn (DB) trains. The train station Bremen Hbf has a history stretching back to the mid-1800s when it was first opened. It connects Bremen to the major German cities including Hanover, Berlin, Munich, Cologne, Frankfurt and more, as well as neighboring countries of the Netherlands, Switzerland, and France, among others. The station is open 24 hours a day, however, most services and shops at the airport will close overnight, or at least between midnight and 6:00 a.m.
The best way to get to train station Bremen Hbf is by walking for 10 to 15 minutes up Bürgermeister-Smidt Straße and down Bahnhofplatz. Those coming from the Alstadt or Old City of Bremen can also walk for 12 to 17 minutes up Martinistraße, down Bürgermeister-Smidt Straße, and down Bahnhofplatz. Both routes are attractive walks through the green city of Bremen, crossing over the Herdentor or Bremen Am Wall Bridges that look out over the Stadtgraben or city lakes and green areas. This provides a perfect photo opportunity for visitors to the city. These routes are straightforward, and signage toward the train station is typically quite clear in Bremen and other German cities. Look for signs marked Bahnhof, Hauptbahnhof, or Hbf, or ask for directions, as locals are likely to speak English.
Bremen Hbf is situated 0.62 miles (one kilometer) to the northeast of Bremen's city center. This route takes 10 to 15 minutes to walk and is mostly flat in terrain. Most people walk from the city center to the train station, as even with luggage it is a fairly easy walk. Those with limited mobility or heavy luggage can take the number 6 or 8 tram from Bremen Blumenthalstrasse Station or the number 5 tram from Bremen Messe-Zentrum in the city center. The bus number 26 also travels from Messe-Zentrum to Bremen Hbf. Travelers can also cycle to train station Bremen Hbf, which takes a mere three to five minutes on average.
The route to the train station Bremen Hbf is accessible with wheelchairs and for those with limited mobility, however, travelers can, of course, take a car, taxi or ride-share app to the station. This takes 3 to 5 minutes from the city center, depending on traffic. There are additionally disabled parking spaces right beside the station. Bremen Station itself has elevators, disabled toilets and sitting areas for those in wheelchairs or with limited mobility. Deutsche Bahn has mobility services available from 6.00 a.m. to midnight every day of the week, and it is best to request this on the phone, ahead of the scheduled arrival at the station. Look for attendants with red caps: these are staff members who will assist with passengers' specific needs, including arriving at the station, reaching the platform, boarding, and alighting trains, and changing trains.
Bremen Hbf has information counters for help with any questions while traveling and these are open from 6.00 a.m. to midnight throughout the week. There are luggage lockers and restrooms at the station, as well as parking spaces outside the station for cars and bicycles. There is a travel center where travelers can make further bookings and inquiries about specific travel options, a WiFi Hotspot, and ATMs. There are additionally payphones, taxi hire rinks, and photo booths at Bremen Hbf. It is recommended visitors do as locals do in Germany and leave a little extra time on the walk to the station to take in some of the many sights of interest along the way. Like many German cities, Bremen combines urban areas with greener, natural areas. For an example of this, look no further than Stadtgraben, a large, green, lakeside area right beside the train station. The Steinhäuser-Vase statue within the Stadtgraben is a must-see landmark for history-lovers in particular, surrounded by flower patches and windmills for the ultimate picturesque stroll.