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Week 40: @melyeste (Melissa)

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Who are you and what are you doing in Bremen?
My name is Melissa, I am italian and I am 32 years old. I live in Bremen with my husband since September 2011. We moved here for work reasons. I have a PhD in Bioengineering and I work as a Post-Doc in Computational Neuroscience at Jacobs University and Hamburg-Eppendorf University. I love travelling, visiting new cities and new places; it gives me the opportunity to speak different languages. I speak Italian, English, French and ein bisschen Deutsch :), I am learning it. I am a tv series addicted, especially the american ones like Sex and the City, The Big Bang Theory, New Girl and Lost. I could define myself a sporty person and I definitly love dancing; I started Zumba here in Bremen and I am totally addicted to it. I suffer a lot the cold and I always feel better when the weather is sunny and I can go out with my husband and our mini Yorkshire! I love good food and I enjoy a lot trying new restaurants, even if, in the end, Pizza always wins!!

What’s your Twitter account?
My twitter account is @melyeste.

Are you originally from Bremen? If not, what’s your story?
I am from Rimini, Italy. It is a beach city and that’s why I am totally in love with the sea and the summer weather :). I miss a lot my city and my family and everytime we have the possibility we go back to Italy to enjoy the sea view because, I have to say, travelling is super, but home is always home! I know, this is a very italian style to see things and in this sense I am definitly italian!

What do you like most of Bremen?
When I moved to Germany I was scared to end up in a small city, with few people and nothing to do. Instead I was so glad when I first saw Bremen because it is a quite big city (compared to many italian ones) and it is always full of people around and of very nice restaurants and locals. During the winter time is wonderful, with the lights and the markets and the smell of Xmas everywhere.

What’s your favourite place in Bremen?
My favourite place in Bremen is Viertel, especially during the day and in the spring time, because it is full of people and life and you can take a walk around the area and directly go along the Weser or stop in a nice café and enjoy a cake or an icecream.

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

  1. Sunday brunch in Rotkäppchen
  2. A walk around the cute area of Schnoor
  3. Happy hour Mojito in Pio Tapas Bar
  4. Super Cool (New York style) dinner in Chilli Club
  5. A walk along the Weser, from Viertel to Schlachte
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Week 38: @loussah (Louisa)

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Who are you and what are you doing in Bremen?

Hey! My name is Louisa. I’m 28 and I’m a researcher and consultant at the Institute for Information Management Bremen where I’m involved in various projects dealing with information and media in education. In my free time I like to travel, take photos, spend time with friends… and occasionally waste an evening on watching new episodes of my favorite US series.

What’s your Twitter account?

@loussah – a nick name my friends gave me.

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

Originally, I’m from the Hamelin area which is known for the tale of the Pied Piper. I moved to Bremen in 2004 to study Digital Media at the University of Bremen. After finishing my Master’s degree in Media Culture I was lucky to be offered a job here as well, because I kind of fell in love with Bremen.

What do you like most of Bremen?

I like how casual people are. Contrary to the belief that northern Germans are somewhat inapproachable, all you need is a cheerful “Moin” and that’s your conversation starter. Also, I love the small town feel with the big city cultural life, here.

What’s your favourite place in Bremen?

Osterdeich during summer. Great place to hang out with friends after work and on weekends;  even better during Breminale.

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


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Week 36: The Bremen Town Musicians

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Who are you and what are you doing in Bremen?

We are the Bremen town Musicians – world famous symbols of the City of Bremen. We are working as Bremen ambassadors. That’s what we are doing and if you don’t know us we have done a bad job so far 🙂

What’s your Twitter account?

Well, actually we haven’t been on twitter before but you might want to follow @BremenErleben for the hottest information on Bremen.

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

We are all coming from different farms in Germany. Our masters wanted to kill us therefore we decided to form a band and go to Bremen to become town musicians. On our way we met some robbers in the forest. That was quite a funny incidence. Some people say we didn’t make it to Bremen but as you can see that’s not true. There are a lot of evidences of our existence in Bremen.
Well, one version of our story you can finde in the famous fairytale by the brothers Grimm.

What do you like most about Bremen?

The people of Bremen are so nice and friendly. It’s such a pleasure to be here and meet them all the day. And different to our former masters they do love us. They even build us several statues. We love to stroll around the city and meet all this different kind of statues.

What’s your favourite place in Bremen?

What shall we answer on this question? The market place of course. Next to the beautiful town hall you’ll find the most beautiful of all statues representing us. Come and have a look.

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

  1. Visit our statue at the market place.
  2. Visit us in real life a the little zoo in Bürgerpark.
  3. Get some traditional Bremen food at Schüttinger brew pub.
  4. Enjoy the sun and fresh air at Schlachte embankment.
  5. Have fun at Breminale festival.


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Week 35: @flavia81 (Flavia Costa)

FlaviaWho are you and what are you doing in Bremen?

I’m 31, I’m Italian and I’m in Bremen to work; I am currently teaching English at LRS, but I’m a Film and New Media expert;
in fact my work experiences go from organising international film festivals, like I’ve seen Films with Rutger Hauer (yes yes he himself!) to consulting on an curating social media for businesses;

What’s your Twitter account?

Flavia81, it’s public, follow me!

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

I come from Milan, but how I ended up here?
of course was casual, I wanted to go to Erasmus and I had to choose three destinations: Glasgow was my first, since it was the only English speaking city in the group, and I fel more comfortable; Heidelberg was my second, just becuase the University had more courses in common with my studies in Italy; and Bremen was the third one, just because the stay was supposed to be minimum 10 months, and I wasn’t sure how I would have reacted to my experience abroad: well I stayed for 18 months!
I totally fell in love with the city, I made friends, good ones, those that are for life; then I had to go back to Italy to finish my studies, but when I had to go I felt eradicated;
then I stayed for five years in Milan, working there, but I always wanted to come back, besides visiting my friends from time to time;
then the moment came and I just said: either now or never! packed my things, stayed over friends and started my new life here, in the city I feel I belong to.

What do you like most about Bremen?

this is a difficult one, because I like many things;
let’s start from the people: we southern countries have the idea that Germans are cold, and the northern you get, the colder they get; well I always say it’s not true! I always find a smile on the street, on the tram/bus station, a nice word and help if I ask;
I also like the fact that here everybody can be themselves, with their own style as behaviour and as clothing;
I won’t forget the public transport and how on time they are! believe me, for an Italian that is on time, relying on such a good service is priceless.
I love the vegetation, in the park, in the city centre, ando also the flowerbeds on the sides of the street, full of narcissuses in spring;
the organisation: you go to public offices, the cue is not long, because they deal with what they can immediately, otherwise they give you an appointment;
the cultural offer: there is always something to do, for all the tastes and needs, all year long, with a huge choice: you never get bored;

What’s your favourite place in Bremen?

it’s a draw! the first one is the city centre: whenever I fell lost or in need to reconnect to the city, I go there, and everything goes back to place;
then the Bürgerpark: I jog and I love to do it in the park, with the different paths, always passing by the small zoo; it’s the place where when I’m confused or overwhelmed, I find a new and constructive point of view, reordering my thoughts;

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

1 the city centre (Mill, Cathedral, Townall, Roland…)
2 Schnoor
3 Beck’s factory
4 viertel
5 Zoo in the Bürgerpark

Who should be tweeting as @Iam_Bremen?

I would definitely suggest Heike, “die Glucke” (@piep_dieGlucke)


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Week 33: @Olaf_HB (Olaf aus Bremen-Nord)

Who are you and what are you doing in Bremen?

Well… my twitter bio says “a logical & free mind, music freak, radio show host, still a dreamer & fool after all those years, who feels like an alien roaming on earth quite often…” 🙂 But seriously now… I’m an almost 46 years ol’ guy, whose passion since 18 years is to do his own radio shows @ RadioWeser.TV (formerly known as “Offener Kanal Bremen” or “Bürgerrundfunk Bremen”, which is a public broadcasting station here in Bremen). Back in 1995 I’ve founded the JVR Network with some other radio enthusiasts to do “our own thing” & actually play the music we really like! Since then I did countless very different radio shows from pure “DJs in the mix” shows like my “Alien Disco” to maritime specials with more talk than music like the “Radio Nautilus” shows, which started in autumn 2012 & are usually transmitted live from the signal station in Bremen-Vegesack. Apart from that great hobby, I currently work @ the Kulturhaus Walle in Bremen-Walle as an audio editor & archivist, which is a really cool job, as I’m also very interested in historical things – especially about my hometown Bremen! We do interviews with contemporary witnesses there & present them @ a specific website – the “Digitales Heimatmuseum Bremen”, when edited later on.
When there’s still some time in between my work during the week, the various radio shows I do on the weekends & some sleep, I like to cycle – but only during good weather, so mainly from the end of march until early october, if possible.

What’s your Twitter account?

For all personal things it’s @Olaf_HB & for all things concerning my radio shows it’s @JVR_Network.

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

I was born & raised in the northern part of Bremen. The first 14 years of my life I’ve lived in Bremen-St. Magnus, before my parents built a house in Neuenkirchen near Bremen, where we lived from 1981 until 1988. Then I lived for 3 more years in Bremen-St.Magnus again, before moving to Bremen-Grohn in 1991, where I’ve lived since then, albeit I’ve once again moved to a different place, where I live since june 2012 in a really nice penthouse suite. 😀

What do you like most about Bremen?

I love its almost endless diversity! The city is so different to the outskirts & especially the northern part of Bremen or Bremerhaven.
Bremen is a wonderful place to discover & even after over 45 years, there are still places in Bremen that are new to me & rather interesting!
It’s also a great city, if you like urban exploration, cycling or walking through parks & the green along the river… so many possibilities that I hardly want to ever move away! I just love my hometown & won’t change it for any other!

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What’s your favourite place in Bremen?

Apart from the place I currently live & also where I work, there are many nice places, like the Bürgerpark, Knoops Park, Wätjens Park besides other parks & greens… & of course such wonderful cafes like the “glücklich” cafe & a new place simply called “lokal”, where a twitter meeting will take place on thursday, the 21st of march, starting @ 06 pm, so come along, if you tweet & are from Bremen!
If I want to travel back in time & enjoy the technical side of things like my great hobby – broadcasting – I of course go to the Bremer Rundfunkmuseum to enjoy its fascinating atmosphere & all there, as I’m also a club member of the museum since this year, because I think that it really needs especially younger people to explore & take part it its activities!

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

Besides doing radio shows, interviews, taking countless photos, doing endless bike rides & enjoying music & life in general, you mean? :mrgreen:
There’s no “top 5” nor even a “top 10” or so… simply take your time to really explore the whole of the city – from Bremerhaven up north to the outskirts of Bremen, known as Bremen-Nord, to the life in & around the city itself!
Take the public transportation system like trains, trams & busses or cycle & walk along the river Weser or Lesum for hours without end, when the weather is fine & try to really enjoy the beauty of nature in itself – undisturbed!
Especially the parks & cafes here are a must see for themselves, but there’s always much more to discover, if you really take your time & explore it for yourself… enjoy!

Who should be tweeting as @Iam_Bremen?

Without a doubt a really good choice would be Heike, “die Glucke”, (@piep_dieGlucke) who’s doing a very interesting online magazine about (guess what?) – BREMEN, from a female point of view especially!

Cheers! 😎

Olaf_HB – from the north of Bremen! 😉


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Week 31: @thieyoshin (Sebastian Grüß)

Born in Bremen, I grew up in a small Town called “Osterholz-Scharmbeck” alongisde of Bremen. I went to School, and the “Obernstraße” was like “L.A. Downtown” for me when i was young. There were times I couldn’t even think of how versatile this city was….

Studying Comp. Sci., I finally moved back here. I wouldn’t say that I don’t want to see the world some time, but Bremen will always be my homeport.

Now, being 25, most of the sights and features of Bremen are quite known to me, but there are still some hidden places to discover… believe me. This town has it’s secrets. Some of them you’ll probably never find. As a Pizza-deliverer I saw some spots you will never see…

My twitter is @thieyoshin, as i am a HB-Pirate. IRL, I am Sebastian G. living in Schwachhausen, near University Bremen.

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Now why do I like Bremen that much?

As already said, I am born here. Several bonds takes it’s place. I love being here because Bremen is small enough to be somewhat familiar, and suprisingly big enough for being anonymous, having it’s Central Station and all the people occasionally visiting us from the villages of lower saxony around us.

My favorite places are the Schlachte, the Viertel and the University complex. But I recommend you to (at night!)… just drive around the place. Beginning north from Vegesack to Gröpelingen, visiting the Freihäfen and Walle, slowly entering the City Centre… all streets colored black and yellow by the street lights… from this point i”ll leave you by yourself, with just two things: a picture – and the thought that there is so much more to see. Neustadt, Hemelingen, even the feelings…

See you soon. S.

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Week 29: @textkoch (Timo Thalmann)

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Who are you and what are you doing in Bremen?

Hello everybody. My name is Timo Thalmann, I am 45 years old and I am working as a freelancer in PR and consulting. I started my career with 17, writing articles for Weser-Kurier, the local Bremen newspaper. Now my clients are mostly IT- and engineering-companies, concentrating on surverying, mapping and GIS. I studied geography and worked for some special-interest-papers about geospatial industrie before becoming a freelancer. No surprising that I do geocaching sometimes. I like cooking, eating, my wife, my 23-year-old son – and coffee.

What’s your Twitter account?

@textkoch, which means „textcook“ and this describes exactly, what I am doing most of my time and also right now: cooking texts.

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

I was born in Delmenhorst, a litte neighbour-town of Bremen. So I spend a lot of time in Bremens nightlife when I was young. But I studied in Oldenburg and afterwards I went to Hamburg as a PR-Trainee, working für Lufthansa and Airbus and then till 2009 to Cologne, working für a publishing-company. In 2009 me and my wife (she was orginally born in Bremen) come back to Bremen, my son prefered to stay in Cologne.

What do you like most of Bremen?

Bremen is the biggest smalltown or the smallest metropol in Germany. Everything is nearby, you can do most things with the bycicle, but with the urban feeling of a cultural and political capital.

What’s your favourite place in Bremen?

Sitting in the front of my office in Bremen-Findorff and watching the people, then walking a few meters and get a coffee in the confiserie next to the office. I like shopping on Findorff-market three times a week, where you can get everything that can grow: Flowers, Fruits, Vegetables and all kind of animals (of course ready for cooking). An there is the best coffee in town at „Espresso-Mobil“. And I like shopping in the city, especially when you can rest for a coffee. There are a few quit good places for Capuccino and Co there. Well, did I mention, that I like coffee at all? With all the coffee-companies around here, Bremen is obviously the place to be.