Spacious, centrally located Bremen city home
House, urban with 3 bedrooms, sleeps 9, 3 bathroom(s), floor area of 250 m2 (2690 sq.ft), WCs 1, children OK, NO smoking, including internet (highspeed), number of travellers: 4
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Where we want to go
Description of our house
IMPORTANT: We are a GLUTENFREE household because one of our children has celiac disease and our exchange partners need to be willing to be extra careful to keep the kitchen glutenfree (requires thorough cleaning and the use of only certain utensils).
Accommodation and facilities
Telephone, sauna, stereo / hifi, central heating, tv / cable, sofa
Kitchen and washing:
Fridge, microwave, dish washer, oven, washing machine, dryer
Balcony, terrace, garden
Horse riding, tennis, roller blading, swimming, golfing
Local places to go:
Galleries/museums, fine restaurants, good shopping, nightlife, clubbing
Nearest major airport:
Children ok, no smoking, including internet (highspeed), hospitality considered
= marks the location of this home
Ours is an urban neighbourhood, but a quiet street. We don't have a car - everything is easily accessible on foot, by bike or public transportation. Monthly ticket for one adult plus kids (on evenings and weekends for two adults plus kids) included. Use of bikes negotiable. Bremen is a city of 550,000 that has a lot to offer - culture, architecture, lots of green and open spaces. The much more pricey city of Hamburg is an easy one-hour train ride away. Bremen is worth an extended stay by itself, but it also is a great starting point for exploring all of Northern Germany. Weather is unpredictable - be prepared for some rain even in summer, although it also might get pretty hot. The area is flat, so great for biking. We find that Bremen is above-average in terms of friendliness (including kid-friendliness) for German cities.
Something about ourselves
We are a bi-national German-American family. Ulrike is German, a trained biologist and successful freelance medical translator. Peter is American, and now teaching mathematics part-time for the International Baccalaureate at the International School of Bremen (ISB) after a long career as mathematician and computer programmer/consultant. The kids are bi-national and bilingual and both attend ISB. We have lots of English speaking relatives, friends and acquaintances to help you get to know the city if that's what you'd like to do. We lived in Berkeley until November 2004 and find that Bremen agrees with us just as much (perhaps the weather excluded). We are non-smokers and the kids are well-behaved, responsible and reliable kids who love to read, draw, play games. One of the kids has celiac disease and has to follow a strict GLUTENFREE diet - so, if your home is glutenfree, you can be sure we will keep it that way. If it is not, you can be sure your kitchen will stay very clean because we'll need to be cleaning everything BEFORE and after use, thoroughly :-)