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Address: Columbusstr. 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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A Step Back Into The Past

Covering history of emigration from Germany 1850s to 1959 the "passports" you recieve when you begin connect you with a real personal experience in the language of your choice... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
Diane K
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San Antonio, Texas, United States
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San Antonio, Texas, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Covering history of emigration from Germany 1850s to 1959 the "passports" you recieve when you begin connect you with a real personal experience in the language of your choice. Having a father who emigrated from Bremerhaven to the United States in 1953 I found it a very personal experience but I think anyone interested in history would find it fascinating.... More 

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Oldenburg, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Very interesting and well made - you can spend a couple of exciting hours at the Auswandererhaus and dive into the world of Emigration from Germany into the new world Very worth while !

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San Jose, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This informative museum is focused on the out flow of people from this location on the northwest corner of Germany. It has displays which will play sound in German or English. There are recreation of travelers on the dock waiting to board their ships, realistic fabrication of the cramped insides of the ships, and comments from real people who had... More 

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Frankfort, Illinois
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Although a good set up, the museum finds an excuse to continue to charge for anything they can on top of the already pricey admission. The museum itself was somewhat boring, but very large. One could easily spend 1-2 hours in there by simply skimming the information presented.

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Washington, DC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016 via mobile

This museum is great if you love history, or have ancestors who emigrated. The museum takes you through the reasons many Germans chose to leave during the 1800s and early 1900s, and shows examples of life on the ships. The second half of the museum chronicles the people who have moved to Germany, and provides more interactive ways of understanding... More 

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Annandale, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2016 via mobile

Well worth the visit. As good as a visit to Ellis Island. Bremerhaven was one of the main transit points for Europeans to the Americas and Australia from the early 1800's to the 1950's. You are provided a boarding pass with an electronic card that allows you to listen in at the various stops throughout the exhibits. Language is keyed... More 

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Gothenburg, Sweden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2016

Learn a lot of the refugees and how it was at that time. The round tour was cool and educating. The food after the tour was suppost to be simple as it was during that time, and it was.

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Longmeadow, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2016

Great experience and terrific piece of history. Learn what it's like to leave home and family behind. Allow 2-3 hours to experience the exhibits and if you have family members, make sure you stop into the computer room. We traced our ancestors, found the emigration papers with their signatures. We found our families, printed copies of the ship documents. We... More 

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Hamburg, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2016

I haven't expected it so fantastic.Take your time to understand how it was to be an emigrant. Get an idea how the emigrants felt and learn about the reasons why they left their country. At the entrance you get "your person" and while exploring the museum the story of this particular person will be told. It is touching to hear... More 

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Vaasa, Finland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2016

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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