Regine and her family actually live in a part of Bremen called Vegesack. It’s a nice town on the Weser River but several years ago it was incorporated into Bremen. The two Steves, Lizzy and I took the 23 minute train ride into Bremen center so this indicates how big the greater Bremen area is. Local trains are usually the older and slower ones but our train was sleek and fast with seating on two levels. We bought the tickets, 2.90 EU each way, in a machine at the station. The conductor on the train very nicely let us know we were supposed to validate the tickets before getting on the train. This is done in a little blue machine.
The ramparts used to make this windmill were from part of the old enclosed town.