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Bremen is a Weser River cruise port, Hanseatic city (Freie Hansestadt) and the capital of Germany's Bremen state (northwestern Germany). By urban population (around 570,000) the city is ranked Northern Germany's 2nd largest (after Hamburg) and Germany's 11th largest. A large industrial and commercial city with a large riverport, Bremen is also part of the Bremen-Oldenburg metro region with combined population over 2,5 million. Weser River (formed by Fulda and Werra rivers) flows through Lower Saxony to Bremen, then flows for approx 50 km (30 ml) to Bremerhaven where after some 10 km empties into North Sea (Baltic Sea).
Bremen is located approx 50 km (31 ml) east of Oldenburg, approx 110 km (70 ml) southwest of Hamburg (Germany's largest seaport), approx 120 km (75 ml) northwest of Hannover (Lower Saxony state's capital), approx 100 km (60 ml) north of Minden and approx 105 km (65 ml) northeast of Osnabruck. River cruise ships dock in Hemelingen (Bremen City District East).
The settlement was founded the 7th-century, became a fortified (stone-walled) town by mid-1th-century and developed as major shipping trade city in the following centuries mainly trading with Norway, England and Holland. By mid-14th-century, its population increased to over 20,000. City's economy in the 19th-century was marked by the companies Johann Lange Shipyard (building Germany's first steamships), Bremerhaven (Port of Bremen / established 1827), Norddeutscher Lloyd (1857-founded commercial shipping company), Beck's Brewery (1837-founded), Bremen Cotton Exchange (1872-founded). The 1971-founded University of Bremen is one of Germany's 11 elite universities with around 24,000 students. At the end of WW2 (1939-1945), US-British bombers destroyed over 60% of city's built-up area.
As cruise port, Bremen is included inthe regular schedules of some of Europe's largest river cruise companies - CroisiEurope and Nicko Cruises. In 2019, the port was visited by the ships Mona Lisa and Victor Hugo (CroisiEurope) and Frederic Chopin (Nicko). Next tables show the itineraries as ports sequences.
(Nicko Cruises) 10-day itinerary between homeports Berlin and Amsterdam
|Date / Time||Port|
|01 Jun 18:30||Departing from Berlin, Germany|
|01 Jun 20:30 / 02 Jun - 06:30 (overnight)||Potsdam, Germany|
|02 Jun 10:30 - 12:30||Brandenburg an der Havel, Germany|
|02 Jun 22:30 / 03 Jun - 04:30 (overnight)||Calvoerde, Germany|
|03 Jun 12:30 - 13:15||Peine, Germany|
|03 Jun 17:30 / 04 Jun - 02:30 (overnight)||Hannover, Germany|
|04 Jun 09:30 - 12:30||Minden, Germany|
|04 Jun 20:30 / 05 Jun - 05:00 (overnight)||Nienburg-Weser, Germany|
|05 Jun 14:00 / 06 Jun - 06:00 (overnight)||Bremen, Germany|
|06 Jun 13:00 - 13:30||Oldenburg, Germany|
|06 Jun 17:00 - 17:15||Kampe, Germany|
|06 Jun 21:30 / 07 Jun - 06:00 (overnight)||Doerpen, Germany|
|07 Jun 08:30 / 07 Jun 12:00 (overnight)||Papenburg, Germany|
|07 Jun 20:00 / 08 Jun - 11:00 (overnight)||Groningen, Holland|
|08 Jun 22:30 / 09 Jun - 13:30 (overnight)||Lemmer, Holland|
|09 Jun 19:30 / 10 Jun - 05:00 (overnight)||Den Helder, Holland|
|10 Jun 09:00 - 11:30||Alkmaar, Holland|
|10 Jun 15:30 / 11 Jun (overnight)||Arriving in Amsterdam, Holland|
(CroisiEurope) 11-day itinerary between homeports Berlin and Amsterdam, prices from ~USD 1800 per person
|Date / Time||Port|
|24 Jun 18:00 / 25 Jun / 26 Jun 12:00 (overnight)||Departing from Berlin, Germany|
|26 Jun 14:00||Potsdam, Germany|
|26 Jun 22:30 / 27 Jun 06:00 (overnight)||Wusterwitz, Germany|
|27 Jun 14:00 / 28 Jun 05:30 (overnight)||Magdeburg, Germany|
|28 Jun 08:00||Rothensee Boat Lift|
|28 Jun 17:00||Wolfsburg, Germany|
|29 Jun 08:00||Hannover, Germany|
|29 Jun 13:00||Minden, Germany|
|29 Jun 20:30 / 30 Jun 08:30 (overnight)||Nienburg-Weser, Germany|
|30 Jun 11:30||Hoya, Germany|
|30 Jun 17:30 / 01 Jul 11:45 (overnight)||Bremen, Germany|
|01 Jul 16:00||Oldenburg, Germany|
|01 Jul 18:30 / 02 Jul 08:00 (overnight)||Kusten Canal|
|02 Jul 12:45||Papenburg, Germany|
|02 Jul 16:00||Delfzijl, Holland|
|02 Jul 18:30 / 03 Jul 06:00 (overnight)||Groningen, Holland|
|03 Jul 21:30 / 04 Jul / 05 Jul 09:00 (overnight)||Arriving in Amsterdam, Holland|
Port Bremen cruise ship schedule shows timetable calendars of all arrival and departure dates by month. The port's schedule lists all ships (in links) with cruises going to or leaving from Bremen, Germany. To see the full itineraries (ports of call dates and arrival / departure times) and their lowest rates – just follow the corresponding ship-link.
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