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Deutsches Auswandererhaus

Columbusstrasse 65, 27568 Bremerhaven, State of Bremen, Germany
+49 471 902200
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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... read more

Reviewed 3 May 2017
Kathleen P
Victoria, Canada
via mobile
Well worth the time and visit

This emigration museum is much better then it's Hamburg counterpart. The self guided tour is well... read more

Reviewed 8 March 2017
Vance B
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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 3 May 2017 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...More

Thank Kathleen P
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...More

1  Thank Vance B
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
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...More

2  Thank Maryefuller
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
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,...More

1  Thank ytranger
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
Reviewed 26 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...More

Thank Culture_FanWales
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...More

2  Thank NicoleMe8
Reviewed 4 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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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
22 January 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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