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Deutsches Auswandererhaus

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Address: Columbusstrasse 65, 27568 Bremerhaven, State of Bremen, Germany
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+49 471 902200

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 Trip Back in Time

My husband emigrated as a ten year old. This was a very emotional visit for him. But even if you have no relatives that would have done this it is one of the best museums ever... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Kathleen P
Victoria, Canada
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Victoria, Canada
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My husband emigrated as a ten year old. This was a very emotional visit for him. But even if you have no relatives that would have done this it is one of the best museums ever. The recreated berths, dining rooms, cramped quarters, and waves passing the portholes makes you feel like you are there. Very worthwhile.

Thank Kathleen P
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 March 2017

This emigration museum is much better then it's Hamburg counterpart. The self guided tour is well thought out very interactive and extremely detailed. We spent several hours here and enjoyed every moment. They cover European emigration to other parts of the world not just to the USA. I was a great way to get a feel of what my German... More 

1 Thank Vance B
Hagen, Germany
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 February 2017

Very touching to follow the protagonists of the Exhibition. This museum shows why the US was enhanced by migrants. Knowledge that seems to be lost in the course of time

1 Thank Lighty79
Saint Louis, Missouri
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 January 2017

This museum is very interesting and provides a lot of information on how, why, and where people emigrated from Germany over the past 200 years. The museum has a lot of first-hand accounts that they have used to create an immersive experience. The museum is very clean and well-run. It is a little overpriced, but a good experience. And they... More 

2 Thank Maryefuller
Auckland, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 December 2016

This is a very good exposition. The displays are very well put together and they cater expertly for English speakers. A must visit

Thank kiwi572014
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Reviewed 12 December 2016

Could have spent more time here for sure. Endless interactive displays depicting the life and times of the different era's of mass emigration from Germany. Managed to find some family information, which was really rewarding. I think its a must see for anyone related to, or interested in the people that left Germany and settled in different parts of the... More 

1 Thank ytranger
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 200 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 October 2016

besides getting a feel for emmigration during the past 150 years, the research center and helpful staff retrieved passenger list and other docs. related to my wife's family's journey in 1949.

1 Thank HermanTheGerman-inTX
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Reviewed 27 September 2016

This is not only a well-presented and interesting visitor attraction - it's also a brave one. I had expected the first-class experience tracing the journeys of emigrants from this port over the last two centuries (splendidly achieved) but I was surprised to find that it also includes an exploration of the stories and artefacts relating to more recent incoming migrants.... More 

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Reviewed 12 September 2016

As an American living in Germany, I had wanted to visit this museum for years, and we finally made it up to Bremerhaven in order to go. The museum is really well done and informative, but I was slightly disappointed by its emphasis on the logistics of emigrating, rather than the emotions. The beginning with the port and climbing up... More 

2 Thank NicoleMe8
Stillwater, Minnesota
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Reviewed 5 September 2016

Very engaging museum. Both emigration and immigration to Germany covered. Creative ways of presenting information. At least German and English languages available. Highly recommended if you have any interest in emigration to US, Australia, and South America.

Thank jwilkens

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