Places to Shop

Places to Shop

The Local Organizing Committee has put together recommendations for places in Bremen where you can shop. Click on the name of the establishment to go to their website, when one is available, and click on the Google Map link to see its location on a map.

Black Plastic

Black Plastic is my favourite record store (of two favourite ones) in Bremen. They have an excellent selection of Punk and Indie, and some decent Jazz and Latin vinyl as well. Good bargain bins – and both new and used vinyl in excellent condition. I do spend far too much money here.

Click for Google map    Recommended by Benjamin

Holtorfs Heimathaven

This little shop has mainly local produce – coffee, chocolate, spirits, whatnot. The main attraction however is the shop itself – the entire interior is an original 19th century shop. Get your treats here. Oh, and while you are here, they brew a seriously good coffee, too.

Click for Google map    Recommended by Benjamin

Hot Shot Records

The largest independent record store (probably the largest in any case) in Bremen with an excellent vinyl selection if you like your music loud – very good metal, punk and crossover selection. Also make sure to check the new arrivals, and they do sell rarities from large private collections from time to time. Get your merchandise (shirts, stickers, posters, paraphernalia) at GoBäng! on the same floor.

Click for Google map    Recommended by Benjamin

Juli liebt Kaffee

Very calm and welcoming coffee, were many international people meet to have a chat while enjoying cakes, toasts and good coffee and tea.

Click for Google map    Recommended by Núria & Jonathan

Manufactum Warenhaus

Granted, this is chain for high-end household, gardening and office items is not unique to Bremen. Their location however is quite unique in a lovely renovated 19th century bank. Browse the wares – lots of high-quality everyday items such as cast-iron pens, excellent writing papers, stable (!) kitchenware, some pricey but classic clothes, you might even find surprisingly affordable and enjoyable stuff. Their food corner with selected cheeses and cuts is excellent, and they do bake their own bread and cake. Next to Markthalle8.

Click for Google map    Recommended by Benjamin

Findorff Markt | Wochenmarkt

Enjoy the local market in Findorff – alive and full of regional projects market that opens on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday morning.

Click for Google map    Recommended by Núria & Christopher

Cafe Sand

This beatiful bar / cafe with a short strip of beach (!!) directly south of the river Weser and close to the Weser-Stadtion is one of Bremen´s nicest spots – especially during summer. You can even take a swin! Best thing about Cafe Sand: It is connected to the city center by a small ferry – lovely.

Click for Google map    Recommended by Christopher

Golden Shop

Independent book and record shop right around the corner of “Fehrfeld” in the heart of the “Viertel”, always nice to drop by after food or before drinks

Click for Google map    Recommended by Christopher

Made in Bremen

This rebuilt medieval weighing station now houses a cultural center behind its original gable. Get lots of locally made stuff – from Babbeler (mint candy) over Bremen-Georgian spices to local comics and ceramics in the Made in Bremen Shop, or go for a curated Gin Tasting.

Click for Google map    Recommended by Benjamin