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Deutsches Auswandererhaus (German Emigration Center)

  • Columbusstr. 65 Map It
  • Bremerhaven
  • Fodor's Choice

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Located at the point where 7 million Europeans set sail for the New World, the Deutsches Auswandererhaus is made to order for history buffs and those wanting to trace their German ancestry. "Passengers" get boarding passes; wait on dimly lit docks with costumed mannequins and piles of luggage; and once on board navigate their way through cramped and creaky sleeping and dining cabins. After being processed at Ellis Island, visitors can then research their genealogy using the museum's emigration database and its extensive collection of passenger lists. Further on, there is a section of the museum dedicated to immigrants to Germany, complete with an impressive 1970s-era shopping mall, and a retro movie theater screens short films about German emigrants and their families.

Sight Information


Columbusstr. 65, Bremerhaven, Bremen, 27568, Germany

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Sight Details:

  • €12.80
  • Mar.–Oct., daily 10–6; Nov.–Feb., daily 10–5.


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