The Viertel ('quarter')
The Viertel is just a short walk from the city centre and is the most colourful and bohemian area of Bremen.
Das Viertel (the quarter) is what locals call Bremen's Ostertor and Steintor districts. Just a few minutes' walk from the city centre, this is the most colourful and bohemian area of Bremen. Popular for kitsch entertainment and the arts, theatres and museums, it offers a cosmopolitan flair and diverse, offbeat nightlife. There are lots of bars, restaurants and pubs and no closing time, so you can easily party till dawn.
Shopping in the Ostertor and Steintor districts
Alternative shopping at its best: the Ostertor/Steintor quarter is known for its quirky shops, and for specialist outlets such as a spice shop and general store, run by the fourth generation of the same family and featuring art nouveau fixtures and fittings.
The Viertel starts with the 'cultural mile' at Wallanlagen Park. This consists of the Kunsthalle art gallery, Gerhard Marcks House, Wilhelm Wagenfeld House and the Bremen Theatre, which stages both opera and plays – culture at its very best. The Theatro café and restaurant on Goetheplatz square is ideally situated for a break amidst all the culture.