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.
Werder Bremen pulled off a surprise win over the Bundesliga's in-form team Eintracht Frankfurt, who miss the chance to close in on the top two. Josh Sargent emerged as the matchwinner, grabbing a second half winner.
While Bayern Munich reasserted their supremacy, Marcus Thuram also made headlines for spitting in the face of an opponent. There was also a dream debut for a Werder Bremen teenager and a contrast in the capital's clubs.
Even as 2020 ends, the Bundesliga schedule shows no sign of letting up. Borussia Dortmund played their first game under Edin Terzic, Bayern Munich faced the undefeated Wolfsburg and league leaders Leverkusen scored four.
A scintillating Bundesliga weekend saw Erling Haaland score four, Youssoufa Moukoko make Bundesliga history, and Werder Bremen pounce on a weary Bayern Munich. Catch up with all the latest from Bundesliga matchday 8.