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Address: Columbusstrasse 65, 27568 Bremerhaven, State of Bremen, Germany
Phone Number: 0471902200
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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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Great museum for understanding European emigration

This is a great museum - you can feel, smell and understand how it was to be an European emigrant in the 19th century. Over 6 million people started their journey towards the New... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Vaasa, Finland
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Vaasa, Finland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a great museum - you can feel, smell and understand how it was to be an European emigrant in the 19th century. Over 6 million people started their journey towards the New World from this port. Their destinies come to live at this museum.

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Haacht, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It is an excellent theme museum, where you put yourself in the footsteps of the emigrants who left from Bremerhaven. You follow the same route, by saying farewell on a wharf, board an ocean liner, arrive first at Ellis Island and finally Grand Central station in New York. And throughout the museum you get a lot of information and moving... More 

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Apo
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015 via mobile

This is one of the better "museums" I have been to. The information is presented in a modern, interesting way rather than just artifacts in display cases. I spent four hours here due to time constraints, but I wish I had had another hour or two. Everything is in German and English.

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Conway, Arkansas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015

So this was a kooky crazy interesting museum. The actual information presented was for the most part not overwhelmingly new or impressive, in fact they glided over some of the bits I found most interesting, like why people were moving to the various places they cover. But the way it was presented was terrific. Basically rebuilt historical locations to allow... More 

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Tacoma, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2015 via mobile

Our family really enjoyed this museum. Everything was available in English & we really came to understand why people left Europe for the new world in the nineteenth & twentieth centuries. We spent the majority of time in the big room of documents, reading documents (pull out the drawers with knobs) & listening to audio guides. The displays of life... More 

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Cork, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

I visited Bremen with a few friends during October with this museum specifically in mind to visit and it did not leave me down. This is an incredible place that is beautifully laid out. It is designed in such a way that you go through the various stages of emigration while walking around. You are given a boarding pass with... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015

This is a hands-on museum cum adventure trip, in which visitors take on the identity of specific people from the past who left Europe for the New Worl. Fabulous experience!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2015

This Museum is quite a huge builidng from outside. It give visitors a good insight of the perils and General conditions of the emigrants. Perhaps a bit to much show with with less substantial Information. We really appreciated the Research section, where we could trace members of our Family or related that travelled through Bremerhaven to reach the US

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Hinterbruhl, Austria
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

This museum tells the story of those who emigrated to the USA, Australia, South America by ship from Bremerhaven to New York over the years until planes took over! It is imaginatively put together - you get a boarding card and follow the path of one person or family from the port to their final destination as well as someone... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2015 via mobile

Learned about how our relatives traveled from Europe to the United States. It was a great hands on museum for the kids to experience.

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