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Address: Columbusstrasse 65, 27568 Bremerhaven, State of Bremen, Germany
Phone Number: 0471902200
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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.
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Amazing Place side of the river

Though we had not been inside , but the place is really nice to see and spend some time. This is not far from center of city.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
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Brussels, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Though we had not been inside , but the place is really nice to see and spend some time. This is not far from center of city.

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Stanford, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

This is a pretty intimate museum that focuses on many of the aspects of the German emigration movement in the 19th and 20th century to the United States. Many of my friends were able to find their family name recorded in the emigration registry. This was the major German port departing for the United States, so this would be a... More 

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Scotts Valley, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

If your ancestors came from Europe during the late 1800s or early 1900s, there's a good chance they passed through Bremerhaven. This port was the jumping-off spot for thousands and thousands of emigrants headed for the United States as well as Australia and other countries. The stories of their trips are told vividly here in this amazing museum. I was... More 

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Huntingburg, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

It is a very informative experience. The interactive displays gave me a clear idea of what it must have been like when my great great grandparents, with my great grandfather at the age of 3, left Germany to come to America. WOW.. I was a little disappointed that we didn't find more info about them specifically, but I took a... More 

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Oldenburg, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

This is one of those places I do not like to judge about. On one hand this is a great exhibit about how people emigrated to America. When Americans (and probably also Australians) want to know how their ancestors left Germany this is the place to see. The re-built scene from the port of Bremerhaven is surely impressive. The scenes... More 

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Monchengladbach, Germany
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

This is a living museum. You get an "identity" at the entrance to follow his emigration step by step. The most impression scene is at the harbour where the travellers use the gangway. Also my 13 year old daughter was excited. And you can look in the digital books of emigration to find your ancestors and their ship.

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Hanover, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

Pros: Exhibition is very detailed and with good sound effects Good explanations also with an infotainment system Cons single ticket for 12,80 EUR a little bit over the top (8-9 EUR would be fair enough) restaurant: was sitting there alone for ten minutes nowbody showed up to take orders

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Macon, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

We enjoyed the museum. The audio and written displays were in Germany and English. I wish we had gotten there sooner so we could have taken more time to explore the exhibits in detail. The let the last person in at 5 PM and close at 6 PM sharp. There is a restaurant in the front lobby. The gift shop... More 

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Odenton, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

The Deutsches Auswandererhaus is a pretty cool experience. It provides you the opportunity to experience and wander through the process of immigration and emigration in Germany. It is a little frustrating to access the English version of everything since many sign have German on one, English on the other and the English side is usually hidden in the wall. You... More 

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Edmonton, Canada
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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.

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