The German Emigration Center, winner of the European Museum of the Year 2007 Award, allows its' visitors to follow the paths of the more than 7 million people, who emigrated to the New World through the port of Bremerhaven. Scene stagings, video and audio installations plus state of the art museum technology allow for an exciting journey through the history of emigration.
Each visitor is accompanied through the exhibition by an authentic emigrant biography: they will experience the departure from the homeland, the conditions encountered during the crossing, the new beginning in the USA, Argentina or Brazil. The tour of the exhibition ends in the present and gives you current aspects of global migration and allows you to search for foregone friends and relatives in international databanks. Special aspects of migration are more deeply dealt with through special exhibitions, events and seminars.
In the Children Museum children can experience during vacation times what it is like to be a gold digger in the Wild West or what it is like to be a passenger on an emigrant ship. Sensorially experiencing smell- and feel stations in the exhibition, role playing for kindergarten groups and elementary school classes, vacation courses as well as children birthday parties are all part of the museum education program of the German Emigration Center. Additionally the museums' restaurant „Speisesaal – Steak & Fish“ would be glad to greet you to relax and enjoy directly on the water with a delicious variety of US-American and North Germany specialties. Since 2012 you also learn about 300 years of immigration to Germany.
Opening hours 2013:
from March to October
- daily from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
from November to February
- daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
On 24th December 2013 closedEntrance fees 2013:
- Adults € 12,50
- Children (aged 4-16) € 6,90
- Reduced (Eldery) € 11,00
- Reduced (Students/Pupil) € 10,50
- Disabled person € 10,50
- Families (2 adults, children 4-16 aged) € 32,00
- Group rates on request.Combi Ticket German Maritime Museum + German Emigration Center 2013
(Valid on day of purchase and the subsequent two days and for one-time visit to the respective facility):
- Adults € 15,50
- Reduced (Eldery) € 12,80
- Reduced (Students/Pupil) € 12,00
- Families (2 adults, children 4-16 aged) € 38,30
90 minutes minimum length of stay
150 minutes on average length of stay
120 minutes recommended length of stay 360° Panorama view
- The ticket vouchers that can be purchased via the Bremerhaven Tourist Board must be changed for tickets at the box office of the German Emigration Center!