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 have long searched for the coach that would lead them back to glory since the departure of Thomas Schaaf. With the consistency Florian Kohfeldt has brought to the club this season, the search is now over.
There were scenes of jubilation in the away end at Signal Iduna Park as Werder Bremen knocked out Bundesliga leaders Borussia Dortmund. Bremen only forced a shootout with an equalizer in the final minute of extra time.