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Deutsches Auswandererhaus

Columbusstrasse 65, 27568 Bremerhaven, Germany
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Ranked #1 of 10 attractions in Bremerhaven
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Museums
Owner description: In Europe’s largest and most modern theme museum on the topic of emigration, the German Emigration Center, Bremerhaven (Deutsches Auswandererhaus),... more » Owner description: In Europe’s largest and most modern theme museum on the topic of emigration, the German Emigration Center, Bremerhaven (Deutsches Auswandererhaus), you can authentically follow the paths of 7 Million Europeans who left their homeland via the port of Bremerhaven, Germany in search for a better life in the New World and begin a personal search for your own ancestors using our state of the art research facilities. « less
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Edmonton, Canada
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51 reviews 51 reviews
24 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

This is an interactive museum. I did my tour in English. You are given a swipe card and you swipe the card at each station and you can hear the stories of the people. This museum gives a person a sense of what it was like to emigrate out of Germany. Very well presented. The museum starts out at the... More

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Hono, Sweden
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

Very interesting and nice work they have done! See how the German people was going to all the counties under the war! But must of the people went to USA.

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Munich, Germany
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15 reviews 15 reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

This museum is amazing! You really get a feel for what your ancestors went through to get to America. Very interactive so no one will be bored.

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Naples, Florida
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239 reviews 239 reviews
118 attraction reviews
99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

Very well done with a unique presentation. You get your "ticket to America" and follow your character's journey from Bremerhaven to the US. You get to "experience" the voyage in everything from sailing ships up to modern steamers. You really get a feeling for the voyages that 1000's and 1000's took. If you are descended from German stock it becomes... More

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Geiselberg, Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany
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34 reviews 34 reviews
26 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

This is a fine museum. We went to Bremerhaven to pick up a new car from the port and ran into this museum while we whiled away and evening walking. My husband's family immigrated from Germany - through Bremerhaven so walking through this museum was very meaningful!

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Bolu, Turkey
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72 reviews 72 reviews
20 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013

During my stay in Bremen, I made a day-trip to Bremerhaven for visiting two prominent museums naval museum and immigration museum (DAH). The museum does not consist of consecutive displays in a dull manner; it has a rather theatrical flair that makes one feel the motives, despair and hopes of immigrants. It almost gives an essence of twentieth century history... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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138 reviews 138 reviews
54 attraction reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2013

Our German friends spoke highly of this museum experience and they were not wrong. When we visited there was also a special temporary display about Germans who had immigrated 'down under' to Australia, which only heightened the value of our visit. We visited with out German friends and our small person who was fascinated by the whole experience. Your entrance... More

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redlands california
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186 reviews 186 reviews
12 attraction reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2013

The Bremerhaven Emigration Museum was a wonderfully meaningful and emotional experience. They have captured the feeling of what it might have been like to have the courage to leave everything behind to begin a new life in the new world. This museum will touch you emotionally and ground you and humble you with the fortitude of your ancestors to make... More

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Bath, United Kngdom
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30 reviews 30 reviews
9 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2013

We felt that the way the museum illustrated the emigration / immigration experience from the stories of real people really brought the narrative to life. Lots of descriptions in English and English commentary on the audio which was driven by the swipe cards provided by reception. Plenty of hands on drawers/doors to open which should keep young children reasonably amused... More

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Denmark
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22 reviews 22 reviews
4 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

A lot of the museum is build around listening to spoken info. It works well and is nicely made. The museums gives a great impresionof what people went through leaving Europe. I have also seen ellis Island, and I have to admit this facility disapointed me slightly - Maybe the experience was also disturbed by a lot of students running... More

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