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Start your day at botanika, the green science centre in Bremen's Rhododendron Park. Stroll through faithfully recreated mountain ranges and rainforests, past iconic figures and Buddha statues, through the countries where rhododendrons are produced. Covering an area of 3,200 square metres, the discovery centre features interactive exhibits and multimedia presentations that illustrate the biological diversity of our planet.
Now it's time to leave the rhododendrons behind and head into the city centre. It's just a short ride by tram (line 6) to the banks of the Weser where you can choose from a selection of snacks, light dishes and salads at the Weserhaus in the same building as Radio Bremen, one of Europe's most modern broadcasting houses. This modern, spacious restaurant lies in the heart of Bremen's media district right on the Schlachte Embankment.
After a leisurely lunch, you could take the no. 6 tram again, this time to the university. A silver whale or a giant mussel? Bremen's stunning Science Center reminds everyone of something different. With its open-air EntdeckerPark plus temporary exhibitions in the SchauBox, Universum Bremen offers a number of opportunities for you to experience the wonders of science at first hand. Its 250 exhibits create a highly interactive and experimental environment.
Lovers of all things technical can also make an advance booking for a two-hour guided space travel tour at Astrium. Here, you will see the engineers working on transfer vehicles for the International Space Station, along with the original Spacelab. Discover how astronauts live and work inside a 1:1 scale model of a section of the space station.
Astrium is right next to the airport. From here, it's just a short walk to the Bremenhalle gallery. Amongst the exhibits is the original Bremen-built Junkers that in 1928 became the first plane to fly from Europe to North America.
Had enough of nature and science? If you are looking for a more 'down to earth' experience, we have another exciting option for you: driver training on the Mercedes-Benz off-road course known as 'The Rock'. Alternatively, you could try out the flight simulator at the Lufthansa flight school, also at the airport, and learn how to fly and land a Cessna.
Travel back to the city centre and take the tram (line 3), at the cathedral. Within a few minutes you will find yourself in Bremen's newest district, Überseestadt, which is built on the site of the former city docks. It has a number of striking examples of contemporary architecture – plus a host of bars and restaurants. An exclusive experience for groups of 30 or more, Dinner in the Dark gives you an insight into what life is like for the blind. Held at Universum Bremen, this event consists of a three-course dinner and must be booked at least 14 days in advance (for more details call +49 (0)421 3346 153 or 152).
When planning your visit, be aware that many museums and other attractions close for one day during the week (usually Monday).