Our most recommended things to do in Bremerhaven

Bremerhaven: German Emigration Center Entrance Ticket

1. Bremerhaven: German Emigration Center Entrance Ticket

The German Emigration Center is Europe’s largest and most modern museum on the topic of migration. You can follow the paths of 7 million Europeans who left their homeland via the port of Bremerhaven, in search of a better life in the New World. You can even begin a search for your own ancestors using the museum's state-of-the-art research facilities. Your electronic boarding pass allows you to embark on a journey of 300 years of immigration and emigration history. Each iCard contains the story of an individual who emigrated to the New World. The iCard also activates many audio stations and interactive displays. Equipped with the iCard, you will embark on an unforgettable journey through time and experience the stories of the emigrants firsthand. At the quay, you will meet emigrants from various European countries. Learn about how they experienced an emotional moment of farewell and departure to an unknown country. Together with them you will then board a ship, getting a glimpse of life aboard three eras of passenger shipping, for example, onboard the ocean liner Columbus in 1929. Having arrived at the immigration station on Ellis Island, you now have to undergo an immigration test at the legal desk. With the entry permit in hand, you will continue your journey to Grand Central in New York. Here, you will learn more about the life of the emigrants in the New World. Dive deeper into the history and factors of migration as you experience the various exhibition halls. Once you have completed the journey and learned all about the emigration process, you can embark on a personal search for emigrated ancestors in the Family Research room. This service is free of charge, and a trained assistant will be there to help guide you through your own family's emigration history.

Bremerhaven: Admission Ticket to Klimahaus Bremerhaven

2. Bremerhaven: Admission Ticket to Klimahaus Bremerhaven

Journey around the world. Welcome to the Klimahaus. The Klimahaus Bremerhaven is a mixture between a science center and a theme park. It shows a unique world of weather, climate, and climate-change knowledge and experience, also making it a climate museum. Travel the world along the eighth longitude and experience the earth’s climate zones close up – exciting and spectacular. The Klimahaus is located in the middle of the Havenwelten Bremerhaven (Harbor Worlds Bremerhaven). Seen from a distance, it could be a ship or a cloud. But no matter what one makes of the form, the Klimahaus is an architectural accent in the Old Harbour. Its construction is remarkable in itself. You will cross five continents and nine locations. You will sweat, freeze, marvel, and laugh, and above all, meet people from around the world who will talk about their everyday lives and describe how the climate affects them.

Bremerhaven: Bus Tour through the City and Harbour

3. Bremerhaven: Bus Tour through the City and Harbour

Get to know Bremerhaven on a bus ride through the town and harbor with a live tour guide onboard. Pass by landmarks including markets and museums, and see the bustle of the ports and shipyards up close. Set off from the Schaufenster Fischereihafen (Shop Window Fishery Harbor), a scenic maritime and cultural spot. Head through the city, passing by museums like the German Maritime Museum. Next, ride through the Havenwelten (Harbor Worlds) area to see the port's fascinating harbor operations up close. Admire views of the normally restricted international port area, spot luxury cruise ships and ocean steamboats, and learn about the town's history and culture from the tour guide.

Bremerhaven: Sailor's yarn, legends and sea walking tour

4. Bremerhaven: Sailor's yarn, legends and sea walking tour

A tour of a special kind. Listen to unusual, less well-known, exciting, and sometimes scary stories and events about the port city of Bremerhaven. Did you know that the biggest insurance fraud in maritime history took place in Bremerhaven? What do unsolved murders in London have to do with our seaside city? Find out more about ghost ships, cheeky goblins, but also about the poetic and fairytale side of Bremerhaven. Fish lovers, port romantics, and those hungry for knowledge feel at home in Bremerhaven!

Bremerhaven: Weser Promenade Self-guided Discovery Walk

5. Bremerhaven: Weser Promenade Self-guided Discovery Walk

Explore Bremerhaven at your own pace with this smartphone guide. Enjoy a relaxed stroll along the promenade of the Weser River. Visit the main harbors, and get to classic spots like the Last Pub Before New York. There’ll even be time for a visit to a local karaoke bar.  Get to know more about important figures from the city’s history and traditions, like Christopher Columbus and a Klabautermann, a mythical water creature that protects ships and sailors. Gain insider tips about the best places to visit and learn about the city's maritime history. The tour starts at the Weser-Jade-Nordsee Waterways and Shipping Office and takes you along the Weser promenade. You will discover maritime details such as beacons, buoys and ships and learn a lot about the maritime history of the city. On the way, entertaining tasks and puzzles await you, making the walk an exciting adventure. You'll meet a Klabautermann, a sailor's arm and even Christopher Columbus. You'll visit the museum harbour, the old harbour and the container port and get ro the last pub before New York. And as a bonus, there's even a karaoke bar! The tour is about 2.5 km long and takes about 1.5 - 2 hours. You can interrupt it at any time and continue later. Along the way there are many insider tips for an all-round great day in Bremerhaven. The tour is a great way to get outside and discover new things with family, friends or on your own. It's like being shown Bremerhaven by a good friend. Many anecdotes will enrich your walk through the city. You can start the tour at any time and as often as you like in the browser of a smartphone. On site or even from the comfort of your sofa. Enjoy your time in Bremerhaven! *** Good to know *** You will receive the link to start the tour in an email directly after booking.

Bremerhaven: Fish Bite Guided Walking Tour

6. Bremerhaven: Fish Bite Guided Walking Tour

When Neptune's Empire comes ashore, it can only be in the Fishing Port showcase. Because fish is loved, lived and celebrated here. Experience this special atmosphere and join us on an unusual tour. It will be informative, it will be authentic and it will be delicious. Hear the stories hidden behind the shop doors. Get very close to smoked salmon, mackerel and co. and enjoy hand-made samples from three manufactories. You have never experienced "Fischtown" Bremerhaven like this! Accompanied by your personal tour guide, you will visit Fiedler's fish market Anno 1906, Abelmann's Fischfeinkost, the Räucherhütte Hartmann and the saloon steamer Hansa. The tour is carried out with the kind support of the saloon steamer Hansa, Heinrich Abelmann GmbH, H.-J. Fiedler Meeresdelikatessen GmbH, Fischbahnhof and the Räucherhütte in the fishing village.

Bremerhaven: Outdoor-Escape-Game, walk & adventure

7. Bremerhaven: Outdoor-Escape-Game, walk & adventure

"Discover Bremerhaven in a fun and interactive way. This fictional crime case is called ""Bestseller"" and is about a missing author and his unpublished bestseller (book). Follow an in-app game through the city as you solve clues and get closer to figuring out a criminal case. Wander through the heart of the city at your own pace and alongside friends or family. This activity can be played in German language. Start in the center of the area. The address you will see on your booking reservation. From there, your smartphone will guide and lead you. You will design and decide your own route through the area. Hear about a fictional crime case and try to solve it while getting to know the city. Crack an exciting case about a former police officer who now writes books. Walk through the area and solve some puzzles and other tasks. At various locations, get access to some audio files or reports that have to do with this crime case about the missing author. This is more than a basic walking trip; it's an amazing race full of exciting content and a challenge for you as a team. The duration will be 2-3 hours, depending on your own speed and if you go on foot or by bike. Enjoy extra tasks and riddles which you can solve at any time after you finished your booked event. There will not be any historical or dull media about the places that you will see or visit. Decide on most of your walking route as you go. Explore and enjoy the area while you concentrate on solving this tricky fictional crime case. Fun guaranteed!"

Bremerhaven: Harbor Scavenger Hunt with GPS and Radio

8. Bremerhaven: Harbor Scavenger Hunt with GPS and Radio

Get to know the fabulous port city of Bremerhaven in a modern scavenger hunt walking tour. Compete in teams and complete fun tasks as you uncover the secrets of the city's harbor. Use GPS and radio to communicate and take part in an awards ceremony when you're finished. Start your experience at the Atlantic Hotel Bremerhaven where you'll join up in teams of at least 2 people. Pick up your GPS device to get going on the game. Get ready to encounter the city's famous port, and to be on the lookout for the geocaches that form part of the game. Use the radio to communicate with the event organizer as you complete the tasks. Have fun using public radio frequencies to co-ordinate where you may hear harbor workers on the same wavelength. Choose from 2 different routes to play your game. See that both travel through the most scenic parts of the harbor, with plenty of opportunities for photography, as well as for enjoying peace and tranquility away from the crowds. Complete your experience with an awards ceremony. Celebrate your achievement as well as knowing that you have explored Bremerhaven in a unique and fun way.

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What people are saying about Bremerhaven

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 149 reviews

It was extremely good and friendly organization and support in the museum. The exhibition is impressive in conveying the experiences, the individual fates of the emigrants through the centuries. As visitors, we were taken very closely into the experience. Important and good, however, is also the discussion, the look at immigrants and the questions about how we judge things politically. Strengthening the awareness that migration and migratory movements are something very normal in human history, for different reasons, and that the earth is there for all of us. The food in the restaurant was very tasty, but certainly not for every budget. Overall a very nice experience that we shared with our 15 year old grandson. For him, the search for our ancestors who emigrated and whose descendants he met at the big family reunions was very exciting

A great interactive museum with many touching insights. You walk in the footsteps of an emigrant assigned to you personally. Despite a 3-hour stay in the museum, there was far too little time for everything. The personal examination of the topic, as well as answering the questions in the extra area, must take place on the next visit! We will be back! For refreshment, there was delicious fish soup in the outdoor area of the restaurant... Although it is a popular and well-visited museum, it never felt overcrowded. Being there first thing in the morning at 10 a.m. is definitely a good tip. We can highly recommend it.

A very creative setup with audio, visual and informative displays to engage the mind and help place you in the historical moment.