Bremen has a rich history as city for trade and commerce, the roots go back 1,200 years. Both Bremen and Bremerhaven (40 km north of Bremen) form one of the 16 german states.
Around Hauptbahnhof (main train station) lies the city center of Bremen. The rail station was recently reconstructed and features now shops and gastronomy.
The famous high-rise buildings of Bremen are located in the city center at Rembertiring. Most of the tall buildings in Bremen are located in the suburbs.