The City Municipality of Bremen is a Hanseatic city in northwestern Germany. It is a major cultural and economic hub.
Bremen, some 60 km (37 miles) south from the Weser mouth on the North Sea, has a reputation as a working class city and is traditionally ruled by a left-wing government. Bremen has a population of around 550,000 of whom about one quarter os of non-German origin. Bremen is famous for a fairy tale by the Brothers Grimm, the "Town Musicians of Bremen" (a donkey, a dog, a cat an a cockrel), although they never actually reach Bremen in the tale. DW coverage of the state of Bremen is collated below.
Dortmund fall at Frankfurt and slip to sixth, while strugglers Hamburg and Bremen draw in the North German derby. Gladbach are held by Hoffenheim and there are draws for Cologne and Augsburg and Ingolstadt and Wolfsburg.