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 were let off the hook last week when Bayern unexpectedly dropped points. In Bremen, for the second time in a week, they collapsed in five minutes of madness. And this time, it will cost them in the Bundesliga.
Bayern Munich's six consecutive titles have been marked by finding any way to win. That hasn't always been the case this term, but their 1-0 win over a stubborn Werder Bremen team bore the hallmarks of a champion side.