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A travel journal to Bremen by koshkha

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Quote: I go to Bremen most months to visit our German office and I've really come to love this city. This Trip contains a variety of restaurants and attractions

Katzen Cafe

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Restaurant | "Here Kitty Kitty"

Katzen Cafe Photo, Bremen, Germany
Quote:
The weather this year has been really miserable and I can't help wondering when the 'eating outside' season is finally going to kick in. When my friend Iris agreed to have dinner with me on Wednesday night, in Bremen (where the weather is if anything even worse than it has been in the UK) her suggestion was a small restaurant in the city's historic 'Schnoor' district. By mid May it ought to be already possible to eat al fresco by this time of year but sadly it isn't.The Schnoor is the old and ever-so-cute district of the town which is exceptionally popular with tourists. During the middle of the summer you can't move faster than a shuffle in the Schnoor because it's packed tight with peopl...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on May 15, 2010

Katzen Cafe
Schnoor 38
Bremen, Germany 28195
+49 (421) 32 66 21

Atlantic Hotel Universum

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Hotel | "Where Sleeping with the Fish is not a Mafia Threat"

Atlantic Hotel Universum Photo, Bremen, Germany
Quote:
~Getting there~My flight arrived at Bremen airport at 10 pm. Since I didn't know where I was going I took a taxi which cost me Euro25 which is about Euro10 more than a taxi to the city centre. I found myself in the middle of a high tech but very empty university area, filled with 'institutes of this' and 'departments of that' and eventually, the Atlantic came into view. It's not a hotel chain that I'm familiar with - even though they have at least three hotels in Bremen alone - so I had little idea of what to expect.I stepped out of the taxi and found two very contrasting buildings. Ahead of me a box-like block that formed the hotel. To the side was a large silver curvy buildin...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on May 8, 2010

Atlantic Hotel Universum
Wiener Strasse 4
Bremen, Germany 28359
+49-421-24670

Fisherman

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Restaurant | "Do You Know Your Pangas from Your Pollocks?"

My Potato Swan Photo, Bremen, Germany
Quote:
On one of my recent trips to Bremen I arranged to meet my colleague Iris for dinner and she offered me two choices; Delano's in the city centre (where I'd had the worst service of the past year) or a newly opened seafood place called 'Fisherman'. It wasn't a difficult choice since I'd vowed to never go back to Delano.I was staying at the Intercity, next to the railway station and Fisherman was very close by - just across the Bahnhofsplatz and a few doors along on the road opposite. Getting in was the first challenge as the door is, to put it politely, a bit sticky. With a hearty shove it eventually flew open and we headed inside. It was about 7.15 pm which is by no means early in Germany b...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on December 30, 2009

Delano

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Restaurant | "Saving Money on Queer Street"

Quote:
Of the people I work with, Sabine from our Bremen office is one of my very favourite colleagues and confidantes. We share the same often frustrating (and in her case upsetting) boss so when we have the chance, we love to get together and have a good gossip about his latest excesses. Often we don't get the chance to go out because she has to make arrangements with her husband over transport and suchlike so this time I had let her know well in advance that I would be in Bremen and would be free for the evening. What I hadn't banked on was still being full from my lunch earlier in the day. Neither of us was very hungry but we weren't going to let that stop us having an evening out.We set off ...Read More

Member Rating 2 out of 5 on March 25, 2009

Bluhms

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Restaurant | "Pfifferlingen Frenzy at Bluhms"

Bluhms Photo, Bremen, Germany
Quote:
UPDATE 2013 - last time I visited Boetcherstrasse this restaurant was no longer trading.There are two types of restaurants that I like to review: ones that turn out to be surprisingly good when I've expected little, and ones that leave me wishing I'd stayed home and re-alphabetised my bookshelves. Fortunately Bluhms in Bremen was one of the former experiences. I need to point out for the benefit of the grammar geeks amongst the readership, that the omission of the apostrophe is intentional and double-checked – I didn't just get it wrong.I spend a lot of time in Bremen and my favourite dining companion is my colleague Sabine. I'd booked her up for a night out several weeks ago w...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on August 14, 2009

Bluhms
Boettcherstrasse 3-5
Bremen, Germany 28195
+49 421 33 78 539

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koshkha

koshkha
Northampton, United Kingdom