Singles/couples: Innovative Bremen
Allow yourself a morning to visit the Science Center at Universum Bremen, where science comes to life in a fun way. Take a trip back to the Big Bang or find out how a tornado is formed – a fascinating experience for visitors of all ages. Or spend the morning at the botanika centre in Rhododendron Park. This horticultural science centre is a treasure trove of amazing facts on the life of plants, and gives you the chance to go on an interactive journey to the rhododendron's very origins in the walk-through glasshouse displays.
After a break for lunch at Universum Bremen or a return trip by tram (line 6) to the city, it's well worth taking a short stroll down to the banks of the Weser and visit the Weserburg Museum of Modern Art. Germany's first collectors' museum, it showcases an array of modern art from private collections.
Like to see more of the city? Then enjoy a guided tour by segway right into the modern quarter Ueberseestadt. Segways are easy and fun to ride.
Technology fans will have a special treat in store at 2pm (or 4pm) if they visit Airbus Defence & Space on a Saturday: namely the chance to take part in a two-hour space tour (advance booking essential). 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 station.
Airbus Defence & Space 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.
Take the tram (line 6) and you will be back in the city centre within minutes: plenty of time for a quick visit to the House of Science on Sandstrasse, next to the cathedral, for a look at the disciplines in which Bremen's scientists continue to excel.
Once more onto the bus (line 26) or tram (line 3) for a trip to the Überseestadt district, where you will find Bremen's former docklands emerging as a hip new part of the city – with a host of interesting bars and eateries for an entertaining evening.
When planning your visit, be aware that many museums and other attractions close for one day during the week (usually Monday).