Location, Climate: Bremen is an industrial and commercial hub in Northern Germany. It is situated on both sides of Weser River and features an oceanic climate. Make sure to bring an umbrella when you go out because rain is common in Bremen all-year round. The best time to book discount hotels in Bremen are during spring and fall when the weather is mild. Hotel discount can reach up to 70% when you book online. Brief History: Bremen used to be part of the Hanseatic League and now considered an important city in Northern Germany. Bremen and the small town on the North Sea called Bremerhaven forms the smallest state in Germany. The history of Bremen spans for more than 1,200 years and enjoyed independence most of the time. Events, Landmarks, Activities: One of the most celebrated events in Bremen is the Free Fair which was first held in year 1035. Millions of people gather every October for this huge festival and enjoy the fun rides, see the procession, pageant, live entertainment and fireworks. The best place to start your sightseeing is at the Old Town specifically along the Market Square where you can find the Town Hall of Bremen, Bremen Roland, Guildhouse, Bremen Cathedral, Church of Our Lady, St Martin's Church and the historic Schnoor quarter. Transportation: Bremen is a pedestrian and bicycle-friendly city which makes walking and biking the best option for getting around the city. There are bike rentals at the railway station and bike shops. Taxis are quite expensive, but you can save up if you travel by groups. Cheaper options include buses and trams.