coat of arms Bremen

Bremen is innovative and creative, but laid back at the same time – as is typical for the North of Germany. Positive people as well as performance-driven business and research make Brandenburg an attractive location for professionals. Parks, cultural diversity, lively towns and the vicinity to the sea mean that you’ll truly be able to enjoy your free time.

The largest cities

Bremen (551,767 inhabitants)
Bremerhaven (110,121 inhabitants)


419.84 km²


671,489 inhabitants

Number of foreign nationals

120,715 people

The five largest countries of origin are:

  • Turkey
  • Syria
  • Polen
  • Bulgaria
  • Russian Federation

Important industries

  • Automotive engineering
  • Aerospace engineering
  • Logistics and ports
  • Shipbuilding
  • Wind power
  • Food
  • Health and care
  • Information and communications

Regional characteristics

  • Important aerospace engineering location
  • State consists of two cities
  • Excellent business location, home to a University of Excellence, among others

Information on the state
Comprehensive information about Bremen

Working in Bremen

Job portal for professionals (German, English)

The Key to Bremen
How to spend your free time in Bremen (German)

Information for immigrants

Integration language courses
Information on course locations and fees, advice on the right course to choose, and registration.

Recognition authorities and advisory centres
Points of initial contact for having your foreign professional qualifications recognised (German)

Welcome Center Unternehmensservice Bremen
(German, English, Russian, Turkish)