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Überseestadt Bremen

Breathing new life into old docklands

Over the past 15 years, the “Überseestadt” has been under development in the Hanseatic City of Bremen’s western quarter.

The Senate of Bremen approved a master plan in 2000 to restructure the old docklands to the right of the Weser. The idea was to create a new district in the area – the “Überseestadt” (the “City Beyond the Seas”).

It seamlessly joins the list of outstanding European port regeneration projects and is one of the largest urban development schemes of its kind. Bremeninvest is driving development work in the Überseestadt, measuring 1km wide by 3.5km long, and the municipality of Bremen is investing around 485 million EUR through its special budget. Organisers can also count on additional private investments worth around 1 billion EUR.

Water-based local recreation area

The (former) "Weiche Kante" - now renamed "Waller Sand" - is one of the few places where residents of Bremen's West Quarter can see the Weser at close range. In future, a landscaped sand embankment will provide flood protection and a new space for leisure and recreation along the turning basin.

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The Überseestadt through the years

The Überseestadt changes its appearance almost every day, completing its transition from the former docklands to a modern and vibrant quarter. These changes are reflected by a collage of images illustrating the same places through the years.

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Success Stories

30 May 2022
Eight buildings in Überseestadt that catch the eye

High, colourful or jagged: In Überseestadt you will find buildings in many shapes and colours. We took a closer look at eight particularly striking buildings. What is it about their special architecture? And what actually happens behind the scenes?

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Art & Culture
1 April 2022
Urban art in Überseestadt

Free and outside: we present urban artworks in Überseestadt that you can discover on a leisurely stroll through the neighbourhood. These include a piece of German history, mysterious sculptures and a Bremen cult runabout.

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Local Products
1 February 2022
8 Products from the Überseestadt

Whether green kale, coffee or beer: we present products from the food industry that are produced in Überseestadt. The special thing: All products can be bought locally, in the supermarket or online.

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