Bremen, the Free Hanseatic City of Bremen, the second most important foreign trade location in the Federal Republic of Germany and home of the famous Town Musicians, is formed by the cities of Bremen and Bremerhaven. With its 550,000 inhabitants, Bremen is rather small. On the other hand, its world-ranking seaport and its position as an important location for automobile manufacturers (Mercedes-Benz) and the aerospace industry (Airbus) as well as electronics, the steel industry and shipbuilding, make it an attractive city. Bremen is easily reached by train, plane or car. The airport is located only a few minutes by tram from the city center, while the main station is right in the city center and close to shopping streets.