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Week 46: @telefreizeit (Claas)

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Who are you and what are you doing in Bremen?

Hi, my name is Claas. I’m connected to Bremen as a Kleingärtner (allotment gardener) on the Stadtwerder. Plus, I’m one of the people organizing the Socialbar Bremen event.

What’s your Twitter account?

My personal twitter handle is @telefreizeit – meant to be an opposite to telework. (Fun fact: Due to some technical problems at Twitter at the time of creating the account, telefreizeit tweets can’t be found through twitter-search even though the account is public.) One or twice a year I write a blog post on telefreizeit.de.

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

I was born and raised in Lower Saxony, spent some of my work life in Saxony, but went back to the region I like most. Now I live in Achim, the town where the Bremen Town Musician possibly stayed happily ever after and where Claas Störtebeker presumably had on of his hiding places.

What do you like most of Bremen?

It’s like Hamburg for beginners. Just joking. I just love the flair of the little big city.

What’s your favourite place in Bremen?

Our Garden.

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

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Week 38: @loussah (Louisa)

@loussah/Louisa

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 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 19: @carolinhinz (Carolin)

Who are you and what are you doing in Bremen?

Hi, I’m Carolin, I am 31 years old and I’m working for the Bremen tourism board. So, one can say it’s my job to tell everyone how wonderful Bremen is 😉 And I love my job – and of course, Bremen. That’s why I founded this little project @Iam_Bremen and I’m more than happy that I myself have now the chance to curate this account.

In my spare time, I’m member of a choir and I’m trying to learn German Sign Language. I’m also a member of the pirate party. So, I’m always quite busy.

In this week, you will get to know all these sides of me and maybe even some more. Enjoy!

What’s your Twitter account?

My private account is @carolinhinz.

But I’m also in charge of some more accounts:
@bremenfuerlau – You want to go out but can’t afford it? We tell you where to go and what to do.
@bremenerleben – that’s the account of the Bremen Tourism Board.
@quartierbremen – I’m also working as a freelance press officer. That’s the account of this art project organization.
@smc_hb – this is the account of the Bremen chapter of the social media club.

You see, I’m quite busy on twitter 😉

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

Well, I was born in Stendal and raised in a small town called Tangerhütte which is in Eastern Germany. I moved to Bremen in October 2000 for studying. After my studies I went on a world trip for six months. After this I came back to Bremen and got stucked here. I found a job I love and have people around me I love very much. So, there is no need to leave at this moment.

What do you like most of Bremen?

I like that you can go almost everywhere by bike. Everything in Bremen is close by and it’s really easy to get around. And I love the river Weser. In summer I do spend quite a lot of time on water since I’m a member of a dragon boat racing team. And I love the music of Bremen. There are more than 100 choirs in town and there is a concert nearly every day somewhere in the city.

What’s your favourite place in Bremen?

My favourite place in Bremen is my neighbourhood called “Findorff”. Quite a few Bremen tweeps are living here – so we call it “twitterdorff” 😉

Well, Findorff has lovely small shops and streets, a huge market and the “Bürgerpark” the biggest park in Bremen which also has a little zoo. And there is the “Café Glücklich” (happinez) which offers delicious homemade cakes and a cosy atmosphere. I can spend hours there.

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

1. Get a piece of cake in one of Bremen’s lovely cafés. One of the oldest and best ones is the “Konditorei Stecker” right across our pigs at Knochenhauerstraße.
2. Go on a bicycle tour in Blockland disctrict – Bremen’s farm area. Halfway on your tour you will get to Kaemena farmwhere you can eat tasty ice cream.
3. Dance out at a “Balkan Beat Party” in “Lila Eule” – a club in Bremen’s “Viertel”, the party area of Bremen. Have a drink in one of the nearby bars but be aware that you can get lost in the “Bermuda-Dreieck” (triangle).
4. Attend a concert at “Sendesaal Bremen” – the acoustic is just fabulous.
5. Explore “Überseestadt” – our new quarter. In this old harbor district a lot of new buildings are established. The area is changing every day. So every tour around “Überseestadt” is surprising.

All links to public profiles of me you can find here.


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Week 14: @Blogland_Bremen (Sandra)

Who are you and what are you doing in Bremen?

Hi there in front of the computer! Who is Sandra? I´m a 32 year old public relations manager. After 4 years working as press officer for Bremer Bäder and the local agency for climate protection I´m now self-employed. I´m addicted to social media, especially to blogging. I´ve got two blogs – one about public relations (pressesprecheralltag.de) and a private one (wortkonfetti.de).

What’s your Twitter account?

@Blogland_Bremen

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

Originally I´m from Peine, a city between Hannover and Braunschweig (so I´m used to the weather in the north). Before moving to Bremen in 2007, I studied linguistics and history in Heidelberg, stayed for half a year in Bologna and worked in Berlin. All the time I was addicted to communications and media. Because of this I loved my student job a lot: I was part of studio from SWR3, a popular radiostation in Baden-Württemberg, similar to Bremen Vier.

What do you like most about Bremen?

I found my fiancé here – lucky me!

Generally: It´s big enough to get an “urban feeling” and to have everything you need, but at the same time the center is compact and it´s easy to built up a private and/ or a professional network. Moreover I get along very well with the traditional local understatement (called “hanseatische Zurückhaltung”). Not least it´s comfortable to ride by bike most of my daily ways.

What’s your favourite place in Bremen?

Like Nicole said: the Bürgerpark. In any case, independently from weather, you can relax body and mind between awesome trees, lovely glades and intricate way. I take every opportunity to go jogging or reading there.

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

  • enjoying one of the perfect dinners from Küche 13 
  • reading and drinking fresh juices in Café Heinrich
  • ride by bike through the Blockland and eat selfmade ice cream at Kaemena
  • relaxing in the sauna of Badehaus
  • visiting the Breminale


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Week 10: @moritz89 (Moritz)

Who are you and what are you doing in Bremen?

Hello World! I’m Mr. Moritz, old enough to be curating a respectable blog/twitter account, and work as a TA for not just one, but two courses. At the time I’m striving to complete my BA in Systems Engineering and if that doesn’t work out, switch to Kitesurfing as a profession.

What’s your Twitter account?

@moritz89

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

I hail straight from a sunny island in the middle of the Indian Ocean… jup that be Sri Lanka. I came to Bremen to learn the German culture, and boy are they delivering. But the main reason for leaving Sri Lanka was to flea the prosecution of reggae music. There is just way to much of that over there.

What do you like most about Bremen?

Umm? Does being awesome count? The past curators all mentioned sized, but size doesn’t matter, right? Well in most cases. To list a few small points, there’s a 24 hour Döner shops on the other side of the road, they’ve got indie cinemas, and above all, my childhood hero’s be representing here! The hardy animal quartet, the Town Musicians of Bremen.

What’s your favourite place in Bremen?

What do the Werder and the Uni See have in common? If you want to grill by the water, on the beach, that’s the place to go to. Did I mention I like grilling, cause we be the first in Bremen, and maybe even the whole of Germany, to have instituted a “first snowflake” grill event each winter. That’s love to a passion isn’t it?

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

1. Get a burger at that burger place in the Viertel, at the Gift Crossing, opposite the Eisen, when in a non-sober state of mind.
2. Since we’re all low on cash, the pre-game (vorglühen) is at the Galileo, if you don’t mind a bunch of Spanish and people of similar provenance.
3. Fairyland a.k.a. The candy shop. When you steps in, an atmosphere of warmth, sugary flavors, and happiness overpowers ones senses.
4. Check out those Town Musicians of Bremen
5. I got to give you guys a reason to follow my tweets, don’t I?