Where to live in Bremen

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Dear All,

I am moving to Bremen from Berlin in October to work for Mars in Verden (niedersachsen). I want to narrow down my search for flats in Bremen to the areas that are most multicultural and central. I will most probably be using a Real Estate Agency to help me find what i want. I'd really appreciate it if anyone with some experience on this topic could help me out a bit, i still havent found an agency to deal with, it'd be of great help if you also suggest one or two good real estate agencies that you know are sound and fair.

i reckon my budget is around €800-900 per month all inclusive (electricity, internet, etc.) for a two room flat with a kitchen and bathroom/toilet. i dont know how feasible this is, i know in berlin that's quite oright, so if it's not the case, then also let me know.

cheers and much love.

Seif

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There have been 2 topics discussing areas to live in Bremen- just use the search. Bremen is in general very liberal and multicultural. Walle, Findorff belong to Utbremen and seem to have what you're looking for..

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Berlin is generally cheap compared to the rest of the country, so youll probably get less for your money in Bremen but 800-900 all in should be doable.

As abog says, there are pages of recent "where to live" threads and next to Finndoorf, which tends to be a biot older, you could look at living in the Viertel, which is where the younger party crowd tends to collect.

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Consider Groepelingen.

It‘s less drab than Walle, with much green, a long sprawling park and definitely the most multicultural area in Bremen.

Rent is also inexpensive and many of the buildings are rather nice for the money.

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Hello All,

I'm looking for an 1bed room+kitchen apartment with following add-ons. Suggest me with clues and indicative prices

is it ok to get a furnished one or get it furnished by us(I don't mind to buy 2nd hand furniture), I need a refrigerator, microwave oven, bed, study table, & room heater. I hope wifi-internet+water+electricity are standard fitting.

How much will it cost?

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007, if you are ok with WG, that going to be by far your best deal. otherwise check the "where to live" threads and make you choice. Price will depend entirely on what you end up getting. there are furnished places available but they are usually expensive and/or not very nice.

Getting used furniture is usually easy because no-one wants it. My tip for getting stuff that looks ok is to scan online small ads (Bremen.de has a good marketplace) for used but not too old Ikea stuff. At least then you know what it will look like like - If you go for "sofa, red patterned covering" you can experience all sorts of nightmares whereas a Klippan is always a Klippan.

Alternatively, if youi ahve transport, there is a used furniture palce by me in lilienthal (north of Bremen)m that is havinga clearance at thge momenta and you coudl probably pick up everything you want for <€100. I just got a food processor for €5.

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Thats great pog451, now I can understand that I can get the furniture from 2nd sales. Now I have to figure out about the apartment which I will search with live in bremen.

I would like to know one thing, if I take an unfurnished apartment (1room+kitchen+restroom), will I get atleast internet and room heater?

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Heating yes, internet probably no.

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Heating definitely yes, internet pretty much definitely no. In fact youll almost certainly have to arrange a telephone line (the physical wire will probably be there, but not the connection)

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1) ok! I hope I will get a wireless dongle to connect to internet.

2) Also as I understand that, a unfurnished apartment will not have anything even a chair. I have to arrange everything.

3) Another query, one bedroom apartment means, 1bedroom+hall or without hall.?

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Please read this TT Wiki page on renting accommodation in Germany - there are probably quite a few differences to what you are used to from your home country, and it's best to be prepared. For example, unfurnished really means unfurnished - right down to no kitchen installed and no light fittings. Plus apartments are not advertised as "1-bedroom", or "2-bedroom", but as 1-room, 2-room etc. i.e. a 2-room would be 1 living room and 1 bedroom (plus kitchen - although without a fitted kitchen, unless specified - and a bath).

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Thanks frollin. Its quite informative. sometimes scarring too.

Will the company agrees to have the rental contract in its name and agreeing to pay money?

My choice would be a 1room apartment with Wi-fi hotspot provision.

Now coming in to apartment rent? Can i take the charges from below link as reference or will there be lot of difference to what is been quoted?

http://www.numbeo.com/cost-of-living/city_result.jsp?country=Germany&city=Bremen

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1) ok! I hope I will get a wireless dongle to connect to internet.

If you dont already have one, Aldi (supermarket chain) do a pretty hassle-free pay as you go one. Be aware that most providers will want you to sign up for a 24 month contract.

2) Also as I understand that, a unfurnished apartment will not have anything even a chair. I have to arrange everything.

More significantly it may not have a kitchen - Try and find one that does. be prepared for no lights either - try and buy at elast a basic socket and lightbulb to move in with (or borrow one - I have a box full :-D ).

3) Another query, one bedroom apartment means, 1bedroom+hall or without hall.?

No way of knowing without having a floor plan or viewing. A 1-room apt. gets you one living/sleeping area plus kitchen plus bathroom. Anything else is entirely up to the individual layout of the flat. With a one-room place you are more likely to have a front door that opens directly onto your main living space, but a hall is not unthinkable, it just takes space away from the living area.

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Will the company agrees to have the rental contract in its name and agreeing to pay money?

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Now coming in to apartment rent? Can i take the charges from below link as reference or will there be lot of difference to what is been quoted?

That looks pretty good, but those are just averages - In real life youll certainly get +/- 20% or so on that.

Seeing as you are only looking for one room and seem to really want internet - I would really recommend that you consider a flat share in a flat with 2 or more others. This would get you your room, probably in a good location at a good price, would probably solve your WiFi issue and would provide you (ideally) with some captive natives to socialise with.

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