Bremen is a cultural and economic hub in northern Germany. Located on the Weser River, it’s also a major port city. Our guide to running in Bremen also includes some selections in Oldenburg and Bremerhaven, both considered part of the greater Bremen area. Note: Brücke=Bridge, See=Lake
The best places to run in Bremen center on the riverfront paths. Routes along the Weser River, Kleine Weser (‘little Weser’), and the Wallanlagen showcase Bremen’s waterfront setting, and can be combined in all sorts of fun ways. Bremer Bürger Park is a classic European park, and can be combined with the adjacent Stadtwald for a longer run. There’s also a nice path in the Westliches Hollerland wildlife refuge.
In Oldenburg, the Schloss Palace gardens are a treat, and there are also several routes along the city’s various waterways and lakes. And in Bremerhaven, 70 km north of Bremen on the north sea coast, we love running along the scenic promenades showcasing the Geeste River the city’s port area. and also some attractive parks.