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Week 42: @hbde (Rainer Hamann)

Who are you and what are you doing in Bremen?

rh-obenI’am Rainer, 48 years old. I’am a member of the Bremische Bürgerschaft (state parliament of Bremen). “House of Glass” visitors often are calling the building because of its exterior.

I’m the spokesman for data privacy protection, SPD parliamentary group. Before this job i used to work as a software engineer and lecturer.

In my free time I like to travel by bike and play with my model railway (märklin).

What’s your Twitter account?

My twitter-account ist @hbde

Are you originally from Bremen? If not, what’s your story?

Yes. I was born in Bremen. Lived here until the age of 12. Moving house. Came back with 19. Visiting university. Working for different companies/freelancer in Bremen, Cologne, Boston, Mannheim, San Diego, Zürich and – Bremen. After this I’am sure: Bremen is a nice place to live. Since the election 2007 I’am working as a politician.

What do you like most about Bremen?

Bremen it’s not a big city – but a large city – or vice versa. It’s possible to get your things done using bicylce and public transport. (i used to work as a cab driver 25 years ago – so i’m bored using a car). And we have a few high-rise buildings – #ilike.

What’s your favourite place in Bremen?

Blockland. A perfect place to ride a bike.

What’s your top 5 list of things to do in Bremen?

Top 5 for people from abroad:

  1. visit our parliament Bremische Bürgerschaft – ask me and i show you around
  2. take BSAG line 1 to Neue Vahr, visit Berliner Freiheit and see a skyscraper! – Aalto-Hochhaus
  3. Bremerhaven – 60km north – The Bremerhaven port group
  4. trouble with your bike? Radstation next to Bremen railway main station
  5. hungry – Stadtwirt

Who should be tweeting as @Iam_Bremen?

Martin Günthner. Martin is senator for economics, labor and harbors. He is smart and a ‘techie’.