Belonging to the Free Hanseatic City of Bremen, along with Bremerhaven, Bremen is the second most populous city in North Germany and tenth in Germany. In 2006, the city’s population was calculated to be at 546,900. Bremen is also a port city in the north-western part of the country, called Lower Saxony. The city is located along the river Weser, which is about 60 km south from the mouth of the North Sea.
In regards to education, the University of Bremen is the largest university in the city. Some other main attraction and sights include: The Marktplatz (Market square); the Cathedral St. Petri; and the Schlachte, which was the medieval harbour of the city, but is now a riverside boulevard with pubs and bars aligned on one side and the banks of the river Weser on the other. There is a modern science museum called the Universum Science Center one can visit, and the Beck's Brewery also makes its home in Bremen, where tours are available to the public, including beer tasting. It is also the home of the popular German Bundesliga football club, SV Werder Bremen.
Near the Market square stand the statue of Roland. This is a UNESCO world heritage site.
Roland was a great leader of men in war, under the great king Charlemagne. Rumar is as long as the Roland statue stands in Market Square, Bremen will remain a free and independant city.
Bremen is a beautiful city.