The Free Hanseatic City of Bremen is the smallest of Germany's 16 federal states, but in Northern Germany, the city itself is second only to Hamburg in terms of population. Step into this cultural and economic hub and see how German historical heritage meets the country's modern industry.
Once a member of the medieval Hanseatic league, Bremen remains an important and fiercely independent German city with over a millennium of history. Situated along the River Weser, Bremen is only a short train ride away from Hamburg and is situated entirely on flat ground, with the slight elevation near the main market square of the Old Town fondly known as its "mountain."
Lübeck is celebrated for its considerable Brick Gothic architectural, medieval town gate, and literary legacy. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, as one of the principal cities of the Hanseatic League, Lübeck’s rich historic appeal is second to none.
Indulge a sweet tooth at the Niederegger Marzipan Museum, go back in time at the Buddenbrook Museum, or have a classic beer and schnitzel at a pub inside a 16th-century trading post. The more you see of Lübeck, the longer you’ll want to stay.