We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Deutsches Auswandererhaus

Certificate of Excellence
Improve this listing
Sponsored by:
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: Columbusstrasse 65, 27568 Bremerhaven, State of Bremen, Germany
Website
Description: In Europe’s largest and most modern theme museum on the topic of...
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.
read more

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 194 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 148
    Excellent
  • 35
    Very good
  • 10
    Average
  • 0
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Interactive

As a student studying migration, I found this museum to be very informative without being too boring or dry. Get your self identity card and trace the path of an immigrant leaving... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 21, 2015
humpedlotus
,
Edmonton, Canada
Add Photo Write a Review

194 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Date | Rating
  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Polish first
  • Portuguese first
  • Any
English first
Edmonton, Canada
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

As a student studying migration, I found this museum to be very informative without being too boring or dry. Get your self identity card and trace the path of an immigrant leaving for America. Will you make it through Ellis Island? After you're finished relax with a beer outside in the harbour at the cafe attached to the museum.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Barcelona, Spain
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

if you want to learn something about the history and 1th and 2th world war than is that the place to go.. best in family and older mebers!! who can tell a story.. ok for kids age 12 and up!!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Germany
Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

We enjoyed our tour through the Emigration Museum located on the Bremerhaven Wharf. It's really well done, lots of attention to detail and gives you a feel for the era. The museum is laid out nicely taking you through the emigration experience through different eras. My youngest daughter was a little freaked out with the life like wax figures (especially... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Brisbane, Australia
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
15 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

This is a wonderful museum which explains the immigration of so many Germans (particularly through Bremerhaven), using displays which makes the visitor feel part of the history and enables one to undertake interactive activities. It is interesting and informative. As an Australian of migrant parents, I was keen to learn more of immigrants to Australia. However, I recognize that they... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
9 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

This museum is really an experience not to be missed, especially if you are interested in history. It has been very well designed to be both informative and interesting, and you may find you want to spend a lot of time there. I would pass on the restaurant there though.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Toronto, Canada
Top Contributor
285 reviews 285 reviews
84 attraction reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

This is a nice tribute to the memory of over seven million Germans that from Bremerhaven to make their way out into the world with the belief and in search of better life somewhere else stretching from Europe to South America to as far away as Australia/New Zealand. All over Germany I met incredibly nice and friendly people that seem... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Warsash
Top Contributor
79 reviews 79 reviews
29 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

You really thought you were with an emigrating family from the time you were with them on the dockside until their arrival in the USA. Excellent mock up of Grand Central Stn

Was this review helpful? Yes
Bonn
Top Contributor
141 reviews 141 reviews
50 attraction reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

One rarely leaves a museum, feeling one has barely scratched the surface of what is displayed - this is one such! The emigrants' reasons for seeking a better fortune in North or South America, be they poverty, social degradation or sheer black depair become as clear to the visitor as the burden of leaving one's homeland with an uncertain future... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Sydney, Australia
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
18 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

I was keen to visit as our family had origins in Germany - subsequent migration to Australia. The balance was noticed: the stories of those who left Germany for the new worlds of Oceania, the Americas etc; and the story of migration into Germany from other parts of the world. Jewish, Imperial, Nazi, regional, economic and religious motivations all covered.... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Hartford, CT
Top Contributor
71 reviews 71 reviews
23 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

This museum is very well done. The card they give at the beginning allows you to hear all the audio in your own language at all the listening stations -- there must have been 40 or 50 places to stop for narration. You hear the audio on headphones or other 'themed' devices' like turn of the 20th century telephones hand-held... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1

Travelers who viewed Deutsches Auswandererhaus also viewed

Bremerhaven, State of Bremen
Bremerhaven, State of Bremen
 
Bremerhaven, State of Bremen
Bremerhaven, State of Bremen
 

Been to Deutsches Auswandererhaus? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Deutsches Auswandererhaus and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question

See all questions (1)

Questions? Get answers from Deutsches Auswandererhaus staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?