Immigration Accommodation in Bremen Canada
As a new immigrant arriving in Bremen one of the first tasks is to find short term and long-term accommodation in Bremen for you and your family.
Your first accommodation on arriving in Bremen may be temporary. This is ok, and is the route that most new migration arrivals in Bremen take. Some individuals opt of a good hostel or Serviced Accommodation in Bremen, while some are lucky enough to be able to stay with family or friends in the area. Most new arrivals take a short-term rental while they look for something long term. As with any city, it’s always easier to find someplace new to live once you are already there and Bremen is no different.
Accommodation for newcomers in Bremen Canada guide
You’ve been through the stress and emotional roller coaster involved with securing a visa for Canada and you’ve chosen Bremen as your destination. It’s a charming place with plenty or heritage. Bremen is well known to be extremely welcoming to new migrants.
Here is some background on Bremen for new immigration arrivals.
Bremen (Low German also: Breem or Bräm), officially the City Municipality of Bremen (German: Stadtgemeinde Bremen, IPA: [ˈʃtatɡəˌmaɪndə ˈbʁeːmən] (listen)), is the capital of the German state Free Hanseatic City of Bremen (Freie Hansestadt Bremen), a two-city-state consisting of the cities of Bremen and Bremerhaven. With about 570,000 inhabitants, the Hanseatic city is the 11th largest city of Germany and the second largest city in Northern Germany after Hamburg.
Bremen is the largest city on the River Weser, the longest river flowing entirely in Germany, lying some 60 km (37 mi) upstream from its mouth into the North Sea, and is surrounded by the state of Lower Saxony. A commercial and industrial city, Bremen is, together with Oldenburg and Bremerhaven, part of the Bremen/Oldenburg Metropolitan Region, with 2.5 million people. Bremen is contiguous with the Lower Saxon towns of Delmenhorst, Stuhr, Achim, Weyhe, Schwanewede and Lilienthal. There is an exclave of Bremen in Bremerhaven, the “Citybremian Overseas Port Area Bremerhaven” (Stadtbremisches Überseehafengebiet Bremerhaven). Bremen is the fourth largest city in the Low German dialect area after Hamburg, Dortmund and Essen.
Bremen’s port, together with the port of Bremerhaven at the mouth of the Weser, is the second largest port in Germany after the Port of Hamburg. The airport of Bremen (Flughafen Bremen “Hans Koschnick”) lies in the southern borough of Neustadt-Neuenland and is Germany’s 12th busiest airport.
Bremen is a major cultural and economic hub of Northern Germany. The city is home to dozens of historical galleries and museums, ranging from historical sculptures to major art museums, such as the Bremen Overseas Museum (Übersee-Museum Bremen). The Bremen City Hall and the Bremen Roland are UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Bremen is well known through the Brothers Grimm’s fairy tale “Town Musicians of Bremen” (Die Bremer Stadtmusikanten), and there is a statue dedicated to it in front of the city hall.
Bremen has a reputation as a working-class city. The city is home to many multinationals and manufacturing companies headquartered in Bremen include Hachez chocolate and Vector Foiltec. Bundesliga club SV Werder Bremen play in the Weserstadion on the bank of the Weser.
Finding Immigration Accommodation for Newcomers in Bremen Canada
Most searches begin with a search engine. Local papers in Bremen may well be online and of course, listing sites such as Craigslist and Rentfaster Bremen can be of great help.
What is the cost of short term accommodation in Bremen
The cost of short-term newcomer accommodation in Bremen varies greatly depending on requirements and neighborhoods. Lots of new arrivals to Bremen use Airbnb to give them an indication of short term rental process in Bremen and also the option to book with confidence and security.
Another website that offers the same accommodation as Airbnb.
Rental accommodation in Bremen for newcomers
One you decide to rent an apartment or house there are certain things specific to Canada to keep in mind. For example, make sure to agree who pays for utilities, and who is responsible for removing snow!
Property owners and landlords will usually require payslips or proof of income, bank statements and occasionally they may require references from previous landlords although lots of new immigrants to Bremen were homeowners in their previous country. Sometimes it does help to already have secured employment in the greater Bremen area.
All renters in Bremen have rights, so you need to familiarize yourself with those rights before you sign any agreement. Thankfully there are a number of Organizations set up in Bremen to help. These are called Newcomer services and a list of these can be found here: newcomer service
Newcomer subletting in Bremen Canada
Sometimes when a renter leaves for a few months they will sublet their accommodation. Quite often they leave some furnishings behind and for some newcomers to Bremen this can be an ideal option, especially if you’ve yet to buy furniture or if your shipment is delayed.