Ischa Freimaak!

Freimaak, Bremen

Some cities in Germany have their own events and special times of the year: like Karneval in Cologne, Oktoberfest in Munich or the Canstatter Wasen in Stuttgart. In Bremen it is time for the Freimarkt in the last two weeks of October; always beginning on a Friday. It’s a tradition reaching back to the year 1035 and as the typical limitations and monopolies of markets in the city where revoked within this time frame, the name free market was established.

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SV Werder Bremen

Green and white

Since 2009 I’m proud supporter of my soccer club, the SV Werder Bremen (and since 2020 also lifetime member). The “SVW” is number two in the all-time Bundesliga table and playing at its home stadium, the Weserstadion, in Bremen – close to the city centre at the Osterdeich. I got addicted by trips to different stadiums to see the team play live – and even today it is always a good reason to travel to other cities.

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