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I was excited to visit because I wanted to search the database for my family names. I was on a tour... read more

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Centennial, Colorado
Awesome museum

Absolutely loved this museum. Taking you through the process of emigration from Germany to New... read more

Reviewed September 11, 2018
Melbourne, Australia
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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...more
Columbusstrasse 65, 27568 Bremerhaven, State of Bremen, Germany
+49 471 902200
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was excited to visit because I wanted to search the database for my family names. I was on a tour so we had a set amount of time to spend here. I kind of rushed through to get to the end for my own...More

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Reviewed September 11, 2018

Absolutely loved this museum. Taking you through the process of emigration from Germany to New York, it is interactive and so well set up. Loved it from start to finish, and definitely a must see if in Bremerhaven.

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Reviewed September 6, 2018

I was really looking forward to this and especially arranged our travel to include it. My ancestors emigrated from Germany and so was looking forward to finding some records at least. Unfortunately although there were a few displays of interest to my era (1840's) no...More

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Reviewed August 7, 2018 via mobile

I really enjoyed this well designed, immersive museum. It’s been made with real attention to detail and following particular characters along the way really brings the emigrant experience to life. I think it would be brilliant for children and teenagers.

Thank Sam C
Reviewed July 24, 2018 via mobile

This is one of the best designed and presented museums I’ve been to. Take a fascinating trip into the lives of emigrants who’s journeys have shaped the world we have today. We went for a tour and dinner at the restaurant after a work conference....More

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Reviewed July 18, 2018 via mobile

I love the place very much and makes me to stay there for a lot of time which makes me to having dinner there

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Reviewed June 14, 2018 via mobile

I toured the museum which is very well built and flows well with lots of German and English info cards. Research computers open from 12noon and there is a line up! Be aware also, that emigration details prior to 1955 are not yet unclassified. This...More

Thank Greg S
Reviewed June 4, 2018

We were there on a Sunday and it was not overcrowded. It was a very short wait to purchase our tickets which then gives you a "card" keyed to your language which you can use to access various audio stations throughout. There is a bit...More

Thank 2CAtravelers
Reviewed May 26, 2018

Well curated museum which recreates the experience of emigration from boarding a ship to arriving in a new land. Impressively well done and backed up by the ability to research your own family history. Also remarkable is the section of Germany as immigration destination.

Thank Malte S
Reviewed May 21, 2018

This museum is a must-see for anyone interested in the history of European emigration in the 19th and 20th century. Although the entrance is a bit costly, it is definitely worth the visit. With your ticket, an emigrant's and an immigrant's profiles are attributed to...More

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Lou V
November 30, 2017|
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Response from Pamela L | Reviewed this property |
It is some considerable distance from the main railway station. You would do better to catch a bys to the waterfront and then It is fairly central to most stops once you get to the waterfront. Getting to that area by taxi... More
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Response from Deut_Auswandererhaus | Property representative |
Dear Irmgard, as Mike, Jochen and Vanesse have already written, there is no fee for using our familiy research once you have paid the entrance fee. Are you planning to visit Bremerhaven? If you do so: Enjoy your stay and do... More
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