Two cities, one state. The over 1200 year old Hanseatic city of Bremen and Bremerhaven, which was founded in 1827, form today the Federal State of Bremen; a founding member of the Federal Republic of Germany in 1949.
Shipping, trade and industry, logistics, science and research – the two-city state with 660,000 inhabitants presents itself in Northwestern Germany as a future-oriented hub with an export quota of 56 percent.
Automotive, aerospace, food and beverage – Bremen’s industrial location boasts a quite diversified economy. The Mercedes Benz C and E-Class as well as the SLK, SL and GLK models roll off the production lines at the manufacturing plant in Bremen.
The well-known products from Kellogg’s, Mondeléz International or Beck & Co. are also made in Bremen. EADS manufactures here wings and landing flaps for Airbus. Astrium produces satellites, the upper stages of the "Ariane" launcher, and the "Columbus" space laboratory for the ISS.
Bremerhaven ranks, with its impressive 3 miles long quay, among the top 20 container ports worldwide. It is also a leading port in vehicle handling. In 2012 alone, more than two million vehicles were transshipped in Bremerhaven.
Trending upward: The development of on- and offshore wind parks. Around 140 local companies cooperate closely with Bremen's research facilities attaining international recognition in fields such as climate change or maritime exploration. The same holds true for the University of Bremen, which has established itself as one of the eleven elite “Universities of Excellence” in Germany.