Every day, Bremen Technology Park is a buzzing hub for thousands of people, from students making their way to their lectures through the campus park, to researchers developing new aerospace components and school groups visiting the Universum Bremen science centre. So, what is so special about this district?
On 12 June 1988, the regional government of Bremen decided to build the Technology Park around the city’s university. Since then, it has evolved into more than just a business park – it has become a district where people live, learn, teach and conduct research. You can see its famous landmark, the 146 metre high Fallturm drop tower, from miles away. Part of the Center of Applied Space Technology and Microgravity (ZARM), the drop tower is the only laboratory of its kind in Europe and draws scientists from around the world looking to carry out their free-fall experiments here.