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Deutsches Auswandererhaus

Columbusstrasse 65, 27568 Bremerhaven, State of Bremen, Germany
+49 471 902200
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A bit disappointing

Perhaps I was expecting more based on what I've read. Or perhaps because I have done extensive... read more

Reviewed July 3, 2012
Columbia, Missouri
Coolest. Museum. Ever!

This German emigration/ immigration is one of the coolest museums ever! It is very interactive and... read more

Reviewed June 20, 2012
Kendra H
Pitman, Pennsylvania, United States
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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 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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Columbusstrasse 65, 27568 Bremerhaven, State of Bremen, Germany
+49 471 902200
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Reviewed July 3, 2012

Perhaps I was expecting more based on what I've read. Or perhaps because I have done extensive family history research, my expectations were unrealistic. This was largely a knock off of the "you are there" mini-experience of Titanic exhibits.

1  Thank Congenuity
Reviewed June 20, 2012

This German emigration/ immigration is one of the coolest museums ever! It is very interactive and interesting to see, hear, and touch. There is so much to do, and you can have fun too. :D

Thank Kendra H
Reviewed May 29, 2012

Tells the immigrant story in a realistc and engaging manner. However, the facilitiies for family history research are not adequate. If you have already done your own research and know the basic information, do not expect to learn much more from this museum. They will...More

1  Thank mparadies
Reviewed January 24, 2012

Great museum, educational and fun, just don't go on a holiday or its way too crowded and hard to get around the exhibits

Thank ashbanana
Reviewed December 23, 2011

If you have ancestors who emigrated from Europe, I can think of no better place to get a comprehensive feel for the process. The museum offers the possibility to do research, but most sources are on-line, so that is not a good use of time....More

Thank DonPaulo
Reviewed September 12, 2011

It gets quite full on weekends and public holidays, so try to reserve tickets in advance. (same to say about the Klimahaus next door) As you "become" one of the exilees with his/her biography in your hand, you pass through the different stages of leaving...More

Thank Armindai
Reviewed July 30, 2011

We toured the museum while touring the Fairy Tale Road in Germany. What a great choice to stop and visit this amazing center. The displays were remarkable and by the middle of the tour we felt like we were aboard a ship! Great displays...very moving....More

1  Thank W_MOshkosh_WI
Reviewed October 13, 2009

My sister and I went to the Bremen area to see where our grandmother emigrated from as a child to come to Texas. One of our stops was the Emigration Center in Bremerhaven, on the coast of the North Sea. The center is set up...More

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Roger M
Our parents are from Germany. Is there a fee to look up info about them coming to the USA in 1954 while we are visiting the museum? We have a copy of the ships name and passenger manifest from Bremerhaven to New York City. Thank you, Irmgard
January 22, 2015|
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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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