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Museum of the Fifties

The years of the economic miracle are back! Immerse yourself in the era of Elvis Presley, petticoats and kidney-shaped tables.

The audience experiences the era of the German ‘economic miracle’ very closely. How did people live and work back then? How did they shop? How did they spend their leisure time? History of mentality comes alive. The museum displays typical ‘living ensembles’ (hallway, living room, kitchen, bedroom, children’s and teenagers’ rooms), furnishings and fittings of shops (food, hairdresser, stationery, clothing, amongst others), gas station, office, doctor’s surgery, as well as the Bremen pub „Zum Tuschkasten”. The tour begins with the living conditions of the immediate post-war era, characterized by „Notbehelf”, „Kochkiste” and hand-knitted bathing suit. Topics of social history are documented in display cases, for example the orientation towards America, love of Venice and Paris, design, fashion, party and travel culture, sex roles, the bringing up of children, and many other subjects. The museum, which has been furnished with extensive textual material in collaboration with Bremen university, concerns itself with the „ambience” of the life during that period, including the ‘Großen Schweigen’ in the years since the Second World War.

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Museum der 50er Jahre

Amerikaring 9
27580 Bremerhaven-Weddewarden
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Timetable information VBN

Opening hours 2019

- from April to October every Sunday 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
- Winter break from November till March
- Opening for groups from 10 persons up possible after agreement

Length of stay

30 minutes minimum length of stay
60 minutes on average length of stay
60 minutes recommended length of stay

Entrance fees 2019

- Adults € 4,50
- Children (10 years or younger) free
- Family card (2 adults + 2 children) € 12,00
- Students, pupil, disabled person € 4,00
- School classes € 40,00


Museum der 50er Jahre
(ehemalige US-Kapelle auf dem Carl-Schurz-Gelände)
Amerikaring 9
27580 Bremerhaven-Weddewarden
Tel: 0049 (0)471 83305


 0049 (0)471 83 305


Tips, Tickets, Dates:


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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Opening hours:

May - September
(Heligoland saison)
Mon. - Sun. 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.
October - April
Mon. - Sun. 9.30 a.m. - 5 p.m.

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