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Bremen for chocoholics

When it comes to sweet temptations made of cocoa, you can count me in. No matter whether it’s milk or dark chocolate, nougat or marzipan, I love them all. A photo from my childhood shows me – looking slightly mischievous – with a large bar of chocolate in my hands which I’ve just bitten into Mehr …

Christmas is in the air in the harbour quarter

Sugar and spice and all things nice … Gingerbread bakers Manke and Coldewey are well stocked on all Mehr …

It’s always Christmas in Bremen

From time to time I find myself walking through the Schnoor quarter – and I always stumble upon Father Christmas, standing there smiling at me, chubby cheeks and all. Not just in winter, but in the height of summer too. I met up with him recently – in July. Mehr …

When pirates descend on the Schlachte

Once a year, part of the Schlachte Embankment is transformed into a swashbuckling pirate market. During the run-up Mehr …

Brewing up a storm

Yesterday I had the chance to be a fly on the wall at the Union Brewery, where I Mehr …

My Bremen: the ultimate falafel wrap

The rollo, a type of falafel wrap, was invented in Bremen. At least that’s what they say. Its Mehr …

Bring on the ice cream season

A summer without ice cream? That’d be like pizza without the cheese, or marzipan without the almonds. As it happens, the temperatures these last few days have been so high that an ice cream would be a welcome way of cooling down. So where are the best places in Bremen to get your hands on Mehr …

Hanseatic tapas – big flavours, small portions

Bremen’s cuisine can be a little heavy, and the hearty seaman’s fare can make even the most determined of diners throw in the towel. So serving labskaus (beef, fish and potato stew), knipp (oatmeal with meat) and matjes (soused herring) on a single plate sounds like total gluttony. But it isn’t, actually, as I found Mehr …