Entry ticket

Bremerhaven: German Emigration Center Entrance Ticket

Entry ticket

Bremerhaven: German Emigration Center Entrance Ticket

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Let the history of migration come alive at the German Emigration Center. Search for your own family's history of emigration to the New World.

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  • See an award-winning collection detailing 19th- and 20th-century migrations
  • Learn about 300 years of immigration and emigration history
  • Feel history come alive
  • Investigate your own family's emigration history
  • Follow in the footsteps of millions of emigrants
Full description
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.
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Meeting point

Please use the main entrance located at Columbusstraße 65

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What to bring

  • Medical mask

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  • Pets (assistance dogs allowed)

Know before you go

  • Please reach the museum at least two hours before closing time in order to have enough time to visit the exhibition
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based on 148 reviews

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Die Tickets und das Zeitfenster für unseren Besuch haben wir drei Tage vorher gebucht. Das hat gut geklappt und gleich morgens mussten wir am Eingang kaum warten. Alles war sehr interessant nür leider hatte ich nicht genug Zeit um am Ende in den Datenbanken zu "forschen". Sehr schade fand ich, dass von den 8 Computern nur 2 auf Deutsch eingerichter waren....Ansonsten waren die Beschreibungen gut auf Deutsch und Englisch .

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April 1, 2023

Das Auswandererhaus hat uns sehr gut gefallen! Je nachdem, wieviele Schicksale man verfolgen möchte, ist die benötigte Zeit dafür unterschiedlich. Wir brauchten 4 Stunden, denn wir haben "unsere" Auswanderer begleitet, uns aber auch noch andere Schicksale angesehen. Wir fanden das Auswandererhaus sehr gut gemacht, sehr interessant und haben unseren Besuch dort sehr genossen. Tipp: Reisekopfhörer mitnehmen, dann können zwei gleichzeitig (einer mit eigenem Kopfhörer, der andere mit den installierten Hörern) den Geschichten lauschen....

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April 1, 2023

Die Ausstellung ist nicht nur informativ, sondern sehr beeindruckend! Ich konnte den Weg ins neue Lebens eines Verwandten verfolgen und bekam alle vorhandenen Infos ausgedruckt. Die Einwandererhälfte konnten wir mangels Zeit leider nicht besuchen, aber ich komme bestimmt irgendwann noch einmal!

April 1, 2023

Product ID: 394662