Thursday, 9 June 2011

Vegan Bremen

I started writing this but it doesn't appear to have been saved.

Anyway, I meant to write this ages ago and I haven't the hugest amount of time so here's the low-down on my vegfest in Bremen!


We arrived at Bremen airport at about 9am and by the time we'd done the tram, hotel, check in, tram, and reached the centre it was about 11. The weather was warm and sunny and Bremen was bustling, and we found a nice area of patio seating where there was a buffet breakfast, I can't remember the name of the place but it's kind of in the middle of the marketplace round the corner from Aldi, buffet breakfast was about 6e.

We got: Fruit salad, bread, 5 different jams, cornflakes, muesli, pretzels and orange juice.

We spent much of the first day wandering the centre and looking for contact lenses for my brother. I had forgotten to bring deoderant and so went to a Superdrug-stylee shop called Rossman and actually found deoderant labelled as vegan! We went to aldi to pick up soya milk (which had a bit of rice milk in it too for some reason, it was nice though, tasted like UHT milk), water, cereal bars and crisps. We also went to the Wholefoods shop at the marketplace which had vegan sausages, cheeze, tofu, chocolate bars and these kind of veg and rice fried balls that looked like falafel. I got some chocolate bunny rabbit biscuits.

I don't think we had lunch, but after a rest at the hotel, we went for dinner at Vegefarm.


Then went back to the hotel.


My mum's birthday. It was a beautiful warm day so we bought picnic food (bread, soya cheese, falafel, crisps, fruit ice tea and chocolate) and went for a walk in the pretty Burger park. After getting lost, fighting, acquiring an unofficial tourguide and getting out of the park, we went on a walking tour of Bremen that we'd booked earlier. Unfortunately due to a mistake with timings on the part of the Tourism Office, our guide didn't speak that much English, but it was OK in the end. We went back to the hotel to change, had dinner at Vegefarm again, then played cards at the hotel.


Breakfast at the hotel, then we went on a boat trip along the river which wasn't very exciting. We saw inside the Town Hall, which was excellent, we got our own mini tour and it was free, some kind of UNESCO open day, then we looked at the cathedral. Mum did a little shopping, then we went for dinner at a vegetarian Indian restaurant called Veggiehouse.

All in all a good holiday!



I once watched a video of him living in NYC as a vegan and was very jealous!


Intellectually, human beings and animals may be different, but it's pretty obvious that animals have a rich emotional life and that they feel joy and pain. It's easy to forget the connection between a hamburger and the cow it came from. But I forced myself to acknowledge the fact that every time I ate a hamburger, a cow had ceased to breathe and moo and walk around.


  1. Thanks it was awesome! I'm loving how many of the vegan blogs are about experiences in other countries now since it's summer time, gives me the urge to travel more!