Bremerhaven - Gateway to the New World

The Seaside City of Bremerhaven - most Important emigration harbor for Europe - holds many witnesses of this unforgettable era.

From the New Harbor in Bremerhaven, which was opened in 1852 almost 1.2 million people left for the New World by 1890. In addition to the New Harbor, the Old Harbor, the Emperor's Harbor and the Columbus Quay were the departure points for a total of 7.2 million emigrants who left Bremerhaven for the New World.

Located on the historic New Harbor, the award-winning German Emigration Center allows you to experience this unforgettable era hands-on. Follow in the footsteps of the many emigrants, accompanied by true life stories, amidst authentic recreations in the award-winning theme museum and afterwards stroll throughout the city and the harbors and explore Bremerhaven's many witnesses of this unforgettable era.

German Emigration Center

An exciting journey through 300 years of emigration and immigration history.

Emigrate Memorial "The Last Step"

The Emigrate Memorial of 1998.

Emigration Monument

This bronze monument is located direct on the Seebäderkaje, Willy-Brandt-Platz.

Columbus Memorial

The memorial statue in front of the Columbus Center symbolizes the manifold ties between Bremerhaven and the USA.

Memorial Plaque Baltimore Pier

The connection between Bremerhaven and Baltimore go back to the beginning of Bremer Haven (the Bremen harbor).

Elvis Bronze Plaque

Elvis Presley (1935-1977), known as "The King of Rock 'n Roll", was an early rock musician who set the style and was generally considered a leading youth idol in the late 1950s.

Chain Memorial

Memory of 300 years of emigration to the USA.

Memorial Carl Schurz

Monument opposite the former US-Hospital.

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Erlebnis Bremerhaven GmbH
Bremerhaven Touristik & Tourist-Infos
H.-H.-Meier-Straße 6
27568 Bremerhaven


 0049 471 - 41 41 41
 0049 471 - 80 93 61 90

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