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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.
Bayern Munich have won the Bundesliga title for a 10th consecutive season. It may seem hard to imagine, but there was a time when who would win the league wasn't a foregone conclusion even before the season started.
Werder Bremen battled for a point at Bayer Leverkusen and profited from Jena's defeat in the basement duel with Sand. Ukrainian players protested against the war and Frankfurt can dream of the Champions League.
American baritone Thomas Hampson is committed to promoting American music by Black composers. In a new project, he presents composers from three eras, providing diverse facets of African-American creativity, along with the Kammerphilharmonie Bremen.