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Deutsches Auswandererhaus

Columbusstrasse 65, 27568 Bremerhaven, State of Bremen, Germany
+49 471 902200
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very very well done

This is a very good exposition. The displays are very well put together and they cater expertly for... read more

Reviewed 23 December 2016
Auckland Central, New Zealand
Fascinating piece of history

Could have spent more time here for sure. Endless interactive displays depicting the life and times... read more

Reviewed 12 December 2016
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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 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

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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,...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
Reviewed 23 August 2016

Very nice theming and set pieces, cool props and interactive spaces. Lots of stories about individual emigrants and it covered a long time period, from 1840s to 1970s. It was a bit short though, especially the second section. However, you can't really fault them for...More

Thank Danielle P
Reviewed 12 August 2016

As a historical trade port a lot of people leave Europe for USA from bremerhaven. The list of people leave the port is well documented here and the museum I find very informative and structured. A lot of new things to learn. They also decorate...More

1  Thank mithuuu
Reviewed 9 August 2016 via mobile

Beautiful museum combining the emigration from and to Germany in the 19th and 20th century. The scenery is absolute eye candy, the approach appeals both to young and old, the stories are relevant and touching, the staff is friendly and well-informed, the restaurant offers good...More

Thank FilipMeuris
Reviewed 27 July 2016

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...More

Thank Diane K
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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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