Bremen, Germany

A Guide to running in the Bremen Area, Including routes in Bremerhaven and Oldenburg

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.

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Routes in Bremerhaven and Oldenburg

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Bremen has a temperate oceanic climate influenced by the nearby North Sea. Winters are cool and damp but not too cold, while summers are mild nut not warm. Summer running weather is pleasant, as temps rarely get hot and the days are long. You might need a layer even in summer. In winter, temperatures hover just above and below freezing, with occasional cold snaps and snow. Bremen averages 670m (26 inches) of rain annually.

Bremen is a major economic and cultural hub and there are numerous accommodations. Try to stay near the center for access to some of our favorite river and park runs. There’s also a good transportation system, with numerous tram lines and buses. Nearly all our routes in Bremen are easily accessible by public transport.



There are numerous spots to get running gear in Bremen, but the go-to running store is Absolute Run Bremen.


Road Runners Bremen is the most active running group in Bremen.

There are group runs

  • Mondays: 18:15 and 19:00  Treffpunkt Park, platz Finnbahn
  • Wednesdays: 17:30, Treffpunkt Parkplatz Haus am

Running calendar for Bremen.