A furnished room or apartment is suitable especially for shorter stays under 3 months, but in some cases also for longer periods. Furnished accommodation is rare in Bremen, but guest houses and apartments, as well as (student) dormitories offer good options.
For a shorter stay of up to 3 months, it is often the best solution to look for already furnished rooms or apartments. But also those who stay longer and come without furniture can find what they are looking for. For this purpose we have compiled an overview of various options and providers. In general, it is also worthwhile to do your own research, but we can report a lot of positive feedback from our international scientists who have found their accommodation this way. The providers can be contacted in German as well as in English and in some cases it is possible to sign contracts before entering Germany.
Another option is the Private Guest House in Bremen-Findorff. The building was completely renovated in 2019 and consists of eight accommodation units, each with three rooms and a penthouse. The rooms are fully furnished and have WLAN access. Kitchen, bathroom, washing machine and the dryer in the basement are used together per accommodation unit. Completely in the still of a flat-sharing community. The prices vary depending on the length of stay from 410-510 € warm per month. For contact details, please see the attached file and their Facebook website.
For further information about the Findorff district, please see the district overview and the link attached there.
The guesthouse "Teerhof58" is located right on the bank of the river Weser and through the panoramic windows you can oversee the water and the famous Schlachte beyond that. The city center, the Neustadt as well as public transport are within a short walking distance. The tram line 6 stops just around the corner and takes you to university or the airport.
For a binding reservation, please fill in the booking form and send it back to us.
7THINGS - my favorite apartment
Another option is the „7THINGS – my favorite apartment“ located on the university campus. It offers 51 non-smoking apartments in the vicinity of university buildings and research institutes, as well as supermarkets, the Bürger Park and Uni See as well as the Universum. Under the inserted link you will find all information and the inquiry form. Please provide the following information when filling in the field "message"/ "Nachricht":
- Recommendation by the UBRA Welcome Center of the University of Bremen
- Your department, faculty or institute as well as your mentor or contact person there
- Your billing address
If you have any further questions please contact the 7THINGS - my favorite apartment under +49 421 69677377 or info7things.de.
Fütterer property management
The Fütterer property management is located directly on a park with optimal transport links and only a few minutes to the city center. All apartments have a balcony and can be rented without furniture.
If you are staying in Bremen for longer than 3 months, we will be happy to refer you to the HomeCompany Bremen. The agency enables academics to conclude rental contracts before entering Germany. If you have any questions, the Home Company will also help you during your stay. This link will take you directly to the registration form.
Please understand that furnished flats in Bremen are only available at short notice. The HomeCompany Bremen can therefore usually only offer flats 1-2 months before the desired move-in date.
If you have questions, the staff of the Home Company Bremen can be reached at +49 (0)421 19445.
Another option is Mibea. On their website you can find all current offers. Contacting this company is mainly possible in German.
On and around campus private housing and apartment complexes are available to rent. Everyone, students, PhD candidates and scholars of all areas can apply.
Being the newest addition to campus housing in the Technologie Park area, there are still studio apartments available to rent for students and non-students alike. Be quick before they are all gone!
The completely newly built apartment house Mary4 is located directly on the university grounds. It offers a total of 119 fully furnished apartments, 9 of it are wheelchair accessible. Three different sizes allow you to decide how much space you need.
All units are furnished and fitted with a kitchen. Depending on your preference, rooms with their own or shared bathroom are available. Students live together in units of two to nine people. The Residenz is located on campus close to the Mensa, library and public transport. The Uni See, Bürgerpark and Blockland can be reached within minutes.
This apartment complex offers single apartments, common rooms and outside areas along the Fleet. Located in the Technologie Park, ways to the University, public transport and supermarkets are short. The Uni See, Blockland and Bürgerpark close by make living here enjoyable
Living in the Fizz means it only takes a few steps to be on campus or in a tram rushing to the city center. Supermarkets are in sight and the bus to the (for example) Botanika stops right in front of the building. Students here live in studio apartments and can get to know their neighbors in the common room areas.
The Studierendenwerk Bremen is the public provider accommodation for students and PhD candidates in Bremen. All their shared and studio apartments are furnished and equipped with a small kitchenette, fridge-freezer and bathroom. They offer rooms in shared flats, single and double studio apartments as well as family apartments. The buildings are usually equipped with laundry facilities and common rooms, free parking and bike sheds. The rent includes all aditional costs.
The Studierenden Werk has 11 locations in Bremen and a further 2 in Bremerhaven. If you are a student or PhD student you can contact the Studierenden Werk to apply for a room or apartment.
In Bremen many older people are left with spare rooms once their children are grown up and have moved out. On the other side, many students and young academics are on the hunt for affordable housing. The Studierendenwerk Bremen together with the City of Bremen have started the project "Housing for Help" ("Wohnen für Hilfe"). Older citizens provide their free rooms rent-free to those seeking who in return offer their help with light house and garden work.
It is not about caring for an older person or doing a lot of handy work but to support each other while living together. For each square meter the student works one hour per months. All additional costs for water and electricity are payed in Euro. All tasks and services are set in the rental agreement.
The Studierendenwerk advises and informs students that are interested to later find the perfect housing match. The city does the same for the other side and before signing any rental agreement both parties can meet to get to know each other. Part of the project is to not only match expectations in the tasks but also to fit together on a personal level.
For more information or to join the project students and seniors can contact 01590 631 0007 or wohnenfuerhilfe.bremengmail.com.
Online platforms allow you to look into the housing market and start talking to potential landlords from the comfort of your home. There is also still the opportunity to have a look at newspapers and their digital resources or check out bullin boards if house hunting the traditional way is more to your likings.
The platform is particularly popular amongst students to find flat shares or studio apartments. New offers come in frequently and have a fast turn over, especially during the summer months, so do not hesitate to contact your future flat mates. Next to flat shares, there is a smaller selection of studio apartments and apartments advertised.
These two platforms are of the biggest in Germany and furnished as well as unfurnished apartments are offered here. It is possible to select different filters to fit your preferences.
Similar to WG-Gesucht.de, this platform offers an overview of privately advertised rooms.
Newspapers are still worth looking into and the Weser Kurier is the largest local paper in Bremen with a special section on their website dedicated to the housing market.
In Germany, the majority of rooms and apartments are rented unfurnished and you are most likely to find what you are looking for here. Especially for longer or permanent stays beyond 3 months, it is also worth looking for unfurnished apartments.
For everyone staying in Bremen for longer, it is most comfortable to look for a room, flat or apartment to rent permanently. In Germany the majority of places offered for longterm rent come unfurnished so if you are planning to stay you can really make a place your home decorating it the way you prefer. Please be aware, that unfurnished can also mean that an apartment can come without a kitchen (EBK = Einbauküche) already installed and not every house has a shared laundry room or comes with a washing machine in each apartment. The largest amount of flats in Bremen is unfurnished but at the same time, the housing market is tight. Places to start your search can be:
- Ebay Kleinanzeigen
- Bulletin Board of the City (in German)
If a prolonged search stays unsuccessful it is possible to commission a realtor, however, this solution is the more expensive side.
For visits that are not longer than two weeks, a hotel or AirBnB is often the most comfortable accommodation. An overview of hotels near campus, downtown or in the wider city area can be found here.
Visitors, guests or very short term stays up to two weeks it is recommended to check in to a Hotel. There are various options in Bremen as well as Hostels for a smaller budgets.
If your plan is to stay in Bremen for longer but have not been successful in finding a suitable place to rent, it is always an option to stay in a Hotel for the initial few weeks before moving into a more permanent space. This is also no problem when registering with the city as Hotels can also provide you with the so-called "Wohnungsgeberbestätigung".
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