An important commercial international airport in northern Germany, Bremen Airport services a large number of countries throughout Europe and North Africa. Positioned about 3.5 kilometres from Bremen’s city centre, the airport is close enough for some leisure time before or between flights. Downtime within the terminal can be spent on the visitor’s rooftop terrace near Bremen Hall, offering full views of the runway and bustling airport operations.
Traveller services at Bremen Airport include an array of cafes serving international cuisine, as well as gift shops, a typical German beer bar, and an aviation and aerospace gallery showcasing a historical Junkers W33 Bremen airplane from the 1920s. A tram from the airport gives direct access to town for walks or riverboat rides along the River Weser, or for exploring antique stores and local craft shops in the colourful market square. Ubersee Museum takes visitors on a trip around the globe, with exhibitions depicting Asia’s Silk Road, an African savannah and a tropical rainforest.
Drivers reach Bremen Airport via its own link to the A281 autobahn, and taxis are readily available throughout town or at the airport terminal. Trams run every few minutes between the terminal and Central Station or the Exhibition and Congress Centre.
The foundation of Bremen Airport began in 1909, but its official inauguration occurred years later in 1920, after WWI. From 1939 to mid-1940, it was a base for Focke-Wulf Fw200 bombers and shared location with the bomber plant, making it a target for heavy bombardment in the later part of WWII. American troops ran operations at Bremen Airport for about four years, starting in 1945.