Bremerhaven Travel Guide

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Bremerhaven Things to Do

  • 8th degree longitude

    Even more impressive, at least for me: The Klimahaus. Since Bremerhaven is on the 8th degree longitude, visitors in the Klimahaus follow this 8th degree around the globe. In Switzerland you get to melk a cow, then cross a glacier - this room is very, very cold. But once we were in Africa, I longed to be back on the glacier, it was unbelievably...

  • Emigration Museum

    Each visitor in the Auswandererhaus is assigned an emigrant and can follow his/her way into a new country, from the moment of saying good-bye to one's family and friend to the arrival in the unknown. All these are real stories of real emigrants, not some fiction. What impressed me most was the difference between third and first class on the big...

  • Take a Bus Tour of the Harbor Area

    There are harbour tours on offer by boat (one hour), or harbour tours by bus (two hours), which drives into the container harbour and gives you an insight into the history of Bremerhaven. Both are very interesting and very different in the view and presentation of Bremerhaven today. I would certainly recommend going on one of the tours if you have...

  • The National German Maritime Museum

    Deutsches SchiffahrtsmuseumIn connection with the collections of the museum and the historic surroundings, the park-like area with its large maritime objects on land and the vintage ships of the museum fleet in the Old Harbor forms a unique ensemble of German maritime history. The attractions of the German National Maritime Museum range from the...

  • Simon-Loschen Lighthouse

    One of the most famous landmarks of Bremerhaven.The oldest mainland lighthouse on the North Sea coast is still in service today and certainly one of the most beautiful lighthouses anywhere. It was built in 1853 by Simon Loschen, the architect of the Mayor Smidt memorial church. The lighthouse is a successful synthesis of the architectural styles of...

  • Walk along "almost" North Sea to the...

    Stroll along Bremerhaven’s Weser dyke – where the river Weser is almost the North Sea – between the harbors and the Geeste and enjoy incomparable views.This is the harborside promenade that runs in front of the Columbusstrasse where you'll find shopping at the Columbus Center, the history of German-American emigration, and the National Maritime...

  • Schifffahrtsmuseum (National Maritime...

    Wonderful museum with a lot of history infop about german and worldwide shipping. There are a lot of ship models and also an outside area with some real ships to visit. Besides there is the "Hanse- Kogge", worldwide the only exemplar exisiting, found more than 40 years ago (10-8-1962) on the ground of the river Weser it is now after 18 years in a...

  • Technikmuseum U-Boot Wilhelm Bauer

    You could visit the Technikmuseum U-Boot 'Wilhelm Bauer'.The submarine 'Wilhelm Bauer' (ex U 2540) is a technical monument. It´s the only remaining submarine of type XXI. For detailed information (in German) about the submarine, you could have a look here: height inside of the submarine is perfect to get yourself...

  • Find emmigrated relatives

    Bremerhaven was one of the main ports for emmigration in the 19th and early 20th century. The historic museum in Bremerhaven provides two terminals for online research in a database holing around 4.000.000 entries. But as you are already sitting in front of an online-PC, why not using their online database.Follow the link below to the online...

  • German Emigration Museum

    DEUTSCHES AUSWANDERERHAUSThis is a fantastic museum that shows the journey of emigrants to USA from the Bremerhaven port. Our ancestors came to the US from this very area, so this museum is particularly special to us. Our German relative visited here and couldn't say enough good things about his experience here. There is even a ship you board in...

  • Fishery Harbor

    This „mile“ in the historic part of Bremerhaven`s Fishery Harbor Has restaurants, cafés, bistros, pubs, maritime shops, the Forum Fischbahnhof with the seawater aquarium Atlanticum, the seafish cooking studio and many other attractions.A maritime attraction, unique in Northern Germany, is located in the historic part of the more than 100-year-old...

  • The Sea-Side Zoo

    Zoo am Meer Bremerhaven GmbHAn experience for young and old. Eye to eye with polar bears, seals, penguins, etc. On land with a view of the ocean or through huge underwater windows.There are polar bears, polar foxes, common seals, fur seals and penguins in settings created to imitate their natural habitat. Underwater views allow you to see penguins...

  • Mayor Smidt Memorial Church „Große...

    The highest building in the town center.The inhabitants of Bremerhaven call their seafarer church of 1855 simply „Big church” since the red, neo-gothic brick building is still the highest edifice in the town center.In the site plan of the city at the time of its founding in 1827, a church was initially not planned. Construction was only decided in...

  • Lock of the New Harbor at Bremerhaven's...

    Schleuse Neuer HafenThe first dock lock leading from the Weser to New Harbor caused a sensation around the world in 1852. The rebuilding of the year 2005 is in no way inferior to the original. The difference: the lock built between 1874 and 1852 could only be used during high tide; the new chamber lock with sector gates and swing bridges which was...

  • A Boat Tour with HaRuFa Maritime...

    At the new harbour (built in 1850) there are harbour tours on offer by boat (one hour), or harbour tours by bus (two hours), which drives into the container harbour and gives you an insight into the history of Bremerhaven. Both are very interesting and very different in the view and presentation of Bremerhaven today. I would certainly recommend...

  • Fischereihafen

    A small complex of restaurants, shops, a theatre, etc. It was interesting to see how fish are smoked at a fish smokery there. There is also a cooking show type of restaurant where you can watch the chef prepare your meal.

  • Zoo am Meer

    It's a nice little zoo by the North Sea. Lots of sea animals including polar bears, penguins, sea lions, seals, and others. Admissions:adult: 6 euroschildren(4-14 years): 3.50 eurosstudent: 4.50 eurosreduced admission on Mondays

  • In the submarine U 2540 (Wilhelm Bauer)

    Front of the Colombuscenter there is a harbour with some ships and a submarine. You can take a walk on the ships and go into the submarine to see how the mariner could live in such a small place for month.


Bremerhaven Hotels

  • Atlantic Hotel Sail City

    Am Strom 1, Bremerhaven, Bremen, 27568, Germany

    Satisfaction: Very Good

    Good for: Solo

    Hotel Class 4 out of 5 stars


    Schillerstr. 8, Bremerhaven 27570

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Families

    Hotel Class 3 out of 5 stars

  • Amaris Hotel

    Elbestrasse 18, Bremerhaven, Bremen, 27570, Germany

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Couples

Bremerhaven Restaurants

  • Food Court Indoors

    There are several choices of restaurants in this shopping mall. Since Bremerhaven is notorious for rainy weather, you can head indoors to shop and eat, taking care of filling hubby's stomach and wife's shopping craving at the same time! Nordsee, a chain like US's Wendy's, McDonalds, or PizzaHut, has a restaurant here. Try it out, as it is enjoyed...

  • Fischereihafen

    I just walked through it, but it had a very nice atmosphere with several little pubs, taverns and shops.

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Bremerhaven Transportation

  • Airplane and Ferry

    Bremerhaven has also a regional airport and you can check the website for further information:'s also a ferry connection between Nordenham-Blexen and Bremerhaven:

  • Train and Bus

    by train (ICE + RE) from Berlin Zoologischer Garten to Bremerhaven - ca. 4hfor connections check the timetable here: can get around in Bremerhaven quite well by bus.Timetable, ticket prices and plan of the bus network:

  • Don't Forget Insurance

    If your current health insurance doesn't cover you while your abroad, you should consider getting international travel insurance just in case something should go wrong.

Bremerhaven Shopping

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    Columbus Centre: Shopping near the Emigration Center...

    by ringleader Updated Feb 4, 2007

    There is the “Columbus Centre” which is a huge shopping mall about five minutes on foot from the Emigration Centre. By the way, the Emigration Centre itself is situated directly in the city centre of Bremerhaven. So, you will also find (fish) restaurants and shopping facilities there.

    The Columbus Centre is 3 minutes from the zoo, even less from the Schiffartsmuseum. Very close to the Emigration Center. Free Parking Garage.

    What to buy: Clothes, shoes, hairstudio, phone shop, food court, pharmacy, you-name-it-they-have-it if it is a shopping mall item.

    What to pay: Normal shopping mall prices.

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Bremerhaven What to Pack

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    Climate in Bremerhaven

    by Leipzig Updated Jun 1, 2003

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    Miscellaneous: There is no special rainy season

    Avg. Temp. in Spring: max.: 6 – 15°C ( 43 - 59°F ); min: 2 - 8°C ( 36 - 47°F )
    Avg. Temp. in Summer: max.: 17 – 20°C ( 62 - 68°F ); min: 12 - 14°C ( 53 - 58°F )
    Avg. Temp. in Autumn: max.: 7 – 16°C ( 45 - 60°F); min: 4 - 11°C ( 39 – 51°F )
    Avg. Temp. in Winter: max.: 3 – 5°C ( 38 - 41°F); min: 0 - 1°C ( 32 - 34°F )

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Bremerhaven Off The Beaten Path

  • Bremerhaven harbour

    Take a guided tour on one of the double decker buses and go all through the city. When in the harbour, we got to see soooooo many of the cars being exported, tractors, trailers , many crates that contained beer, and we also saw the ship that is being built which is supposedly going to be bigger than the Titanic! Very good tour and was really funny...

  • NABU-Umweltpyramide

    NABU-Umweltpyramide: It's a low-energy-house built by German society for the protection of nature in 1991, to present ecologically friendly methods in the construction area. Location:NABU-Umweltpyramide Bremervoerde, Huddelberg 14, 27432 Bremervoerde

  • Worpswede

    When you are in Bremerhaven, you can reach Worpswede in ca. 1 hour by car. It became well-known, because of many artists who were living there like Otto Modersohn, Fritz Mackensen, Paula Modersohn-Becker, Rainer Maria Rilke etc.more info´s about Worpswede in German:


Bremerhaven Favorites

  • smoked fish & a museum

    We visited a business where you could watch the production of smoked fish. On the picture you can see what some of my classmates looked like and what we had to wear there ... yes, I know how it looks LOLPrice for a tour with guide: 3,60 €Address:Schaufenster FischereihafenAn der Packhalle IV; Abteilung 1227572 Bremerhaven Unfortunately our...

  • Sail 82, biggest meeting of sailing...

    Bremerhaven is a nice little harbour town with an amazing ship museum. Part of it is a submarine you can visit, besides a big sailing ship with restaurant on board.In the year 1982 (long time ago, I know) I´ve been there to see the SAIL. I think, every year in another place of the world all the still existing impressing sailing ships of the world...

  • Take a look at these following...

    Take a look at these following Photos,and enjoy a little bit!I go to Bremerhafen only for the meeting of the Tall Ships!Thats the STATSRAAD LEHMKUHL from Norway!


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