Bremen Bürgerpark – One of Germany’s Most Beautiful City Parks
Covering an area of 202 hectares, the Bremen Bürgerpark is one of Germany’s best-maintained city parks, popular with both tourists and locals.
Located a short walk from Bremen’s Hauptbahnhof (train station), the Bremen Bürgerpark is one of the city’s real treasures, with plenty of activities and attractions for all ages. While Bremen may not have the population size or traffic associated with some of Germany’s larger cities, the Bürgerpark is still the perfect location for a gentle stroll, particularly if you have kids in tow.
If you are limited for time, such as on a city break and want to get the most from your visit, it is possible to hire bikes from a “Radstation” located beside the entrance of the main train station. (*Tip – To avoid roads, simply walk your bike through the station to its north entrance. The park is straight ahead, just past the exhibition centre).
During the summer months it is possible to play mini golf and even hire rowing boats, while all year round the paths are used for jogging. There are also separate tracks for horse riders. Kids will love the playgrounds while the city farm or zoo (complete with reindeer, bison and brightly coloured ducks) is especially popular with families.
Several places cater for food and drink and it’s not unusual to find entertainment on offer in the park. Particularly popular are performances by the Bremen Shakespeare Company and the Music and Light concert at Lake Hollersee. The Meierei restaurant, a building constructed with an Alpine-themed design, provides international cuisine and can be found in the middle of the park, while Emma an See has a more traditional menu.
A particular favourite, especially during the summer time, is Die ‘Waldbühne which has a small Biergarten. In winter, help is on hand for those in need of a “warm-up” in the form of homemade Glühwein. This is Germany of course!
In short, the Bürgerpark has something for everyone and is a must for any trip to Bremen.