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Guided tours

Information for guests with rollator, wheelchair and pram

Erlebnis Bremerhaven GmbH offers guided city tours, in which trained tour guides are particularly responsive to the needs of wheelchair users and other mobility-impaired people. Our guides know exactly the most difficult places and therefore choose a route that can be mastered by everyone.

You will find a selection of our guided tours below.

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H.-H.-Meier-Str. 6
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A guided tour around the Old Harbur, along the river Geeste and Wencke-Dock as well as the Karlsburg with a visit to the Historical Museum and the Villa Seebeck.

A Saturday walk with a difference: Discover the places of origin of the seaside town of Bremerhaven on a leisurely tour. The tour starts directly in front of the Tourist Information Harbor Island. After a brief introduction to the city's history, the tour continues along the Old Harbur. A visit to the Historical Museum is included, because here the development of the city's history is presented in a vivid way. With a view of the river Geeste, which used to be a border river, exciting backgrounds on the beginnings of shipbuilding are explained. A short walk takes you across the Old Geeste bridge directly to the Wencke Dock and Karlsburg Castle. Afterwards the tour ends in the Villa Seebeck.

Information for guests with rollator, wheelchair and pram

The tour "From the Origin of the City" is 2,100 metres long and takes place in the open air.

The underground consists mainly of cobblestones with a smooth surface and red clinker bricks. Only 200 meters at the Wencke Dock lead over lawns. Wheelchair users and guests with pushchairs and rollators are asked to decide for themselves whether they can drive on this section. Otherwise it is possible to listen to the guide's explanations from the nearby path.

Please remember to protect yourself from the sun and wear clothing suitable for the weather.

You meet your guide in front of the Tourist Information Harbor Island, H.-H.-Meier-Straße 6, from where you go to the Old Harbor. After you have crossed the H.-H.-Meier-Straße, a ramp without an intermediate resting platform leads up to the hill next to the Climate House Bremerhaven 8° East. Already after 70 meters the first bank is here. Continue until meter 400. Wheelchair users please take the ramp down here. After another 80 metres there are several benches along the museum harbor.

A hundred metres further on, the porch of the German Maritime Museum can be used for a break. Immediately behind the building at 700 metres there is a turn to the right to a public toilet with disabled toilet.

After a very shallow incline, you will find the next bench at 800 metres by the radar tower or radio relay tower. After 180 meters there is the next one on the Erich-Koch-Weser-Platz and after 100 meters further ones at the university. After a slight incline you will reach Deichstraße. Here you enter the lawn on the right at the Wencke Dock (200 metres in total). At 1,460 metres, turn right onto a paved gravel road that leads slightly downhill. From here the guests who cannot drive on the lawn can hear the explanations of the guide. Other benches are available here. After a slight incline you will reach a roundabout with several benches.

After the Geeste bridge, wheelchair users and rollator users first cross the street "An der Geeste", where they turn right on the opposite side of the street, slightly downhill. After 120 metres you will reach the Historical Museum. The guide explains the history of the Seaside City by means of various exhibits (stay here about half an hour). The different levels of the museum can be reached by lift.

The way leads on the same way back over the Geeste bridge to the "Villa Seebeck". This is where the tour ends after about 2,100 metres.

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Before you can see the local and exotic types of fish, the scent of freshly smoked fish already rises into your nose. In the old Fishery Harbor, the germ cell of German deep-sea fishing, the fish processing companies line up next to each other. In addition to fresh fish, there are mussels and smoked fish, various sauces and fish in various marinades and spices. Enjoy the appetizing snacks of the seafood produced here. Your guide will tell you a lot about the things that determine the production and the taste and of course about the history of fishing. Here, in the shop window fishing port, you have also the possibility to buy the variety from Neptune's realm packed ready to travel and to take it home with you. At the end of the tour you will enjoy a cup of aromatic coffee from Kamerun in the Phänomenta exhibition.

Information for guests with rollator, wheelchair and pram

The "FishWalk" tour is 1,465 metres long and takes place outdoors.

The ground is flat and consists mainly of clinker bricks and paving slabs. Only a short stretch leads over cobblestones.

Please think about sun protection and clothing adapted to the weather.

You will meet your guide in front of the Tourist Information Shop Window Fishery Harbor, Am Schaufenster 5. Right next door there is a handicapped accessible toilet. You will reach the first bench after 125 metres on a level pavement with a slightly rough surface. After another 50 metres there are four more benches at the beginning and end of the fishing village. Via red Klinger you reach the harbour basin. Along the sidewalk there are seven benches from meters 410 to 485 and after another hundred meters a seat next to the Best Western Plus Hotel. Once you have passed this, from 730 metres you will see eighty metres of uneven pavement until you reach the paving slabs again. After 940 meters you reach Phänomenta. After 355 meters you reach a handicapped accessible toilet. 170 metres further on the tour ends at the starting point at the Tourist-Info Schaufenster Fischereihafen with a handicapped accessible toilet next to it. The tour ends after 1,465 metres.

A tour of a special kind. Listen to unusual, lesser known, exciting and sometimes uncanny stories and events around the harbor city of Bremerhaven. Did you know that the biggest insurance fraud in maritime history took place in Bremerhaven? What do unsolved murder cases in London have to do with our maritime city? Learn more about ghost ships, cheeky goblins, but also about the poetic and fairytale side of Bremerhaven.

Information for guests with restricted mobility, rollator, wheelchair and pram

The tour "Seamen's yarn, legends and sea" is 2,500 metres long and takes place in the open air.

The underground consists of cobblestones with a smooth surface, asphalt, smooth stone, cobblestones and red clinker.

Please think about sun protection and clothing adapted to the weather.

You will meet your guide at the railway wagon in H.-H.-Meier-Straße next to the green bascule bridge and walk towards the dike. After 120 metres there is seating on the grandstand, behind which there is also a public toilet with a disabled toilet. Further benches will follow on the slight ascent to the next 140 metres. You circle the zoo by the sea and reach Willy-Brandt-Platz via a downward ramp. At meters 515 and 635 you will find large benches. 60 metres further you reach the top of the dike via a 170 metre long ramp, on which you reach full height after a very shallow ascent of 225 metres. Now you go straight ahead on a very smooth stone. After 70 metres there are several benches on the dike site and the next one after 530 metres. 60 metres further a ramp leads 100 metres down again from the top of the dike.

Passing the Klabautermann fountain, you now reach the cobblestone pavement at the Baltimore Pier*, where another bench stands at 100 metres. 30 metres further on, a ramp leads slightly downwards before the next one leads you up to the German Maritime Museum (Bank) 40 metres away ** The route continues on smooth, red clinker bricks along the museum harbor, where you will find five more benches after 70 metres. Then you will cross ten metres of cobblestones before reaching the subsoil again with smooth stones. 120 metres further on, there are various benches available for the next 130 metres. 150 metres before the end of the tour there is the entrance to the shopping mall Mediterraneo on the left, where you will find public toilets with disabled toilets on the car park and shop level. After 2,500 metres, the tour ends at the railway wagon again.

*If required, the tour can alternatively be guided on a flat path.
**Behind the German Maritime Museum there is a public toilet with a disabled toilet, but the route does not lead directly past it.

Fish processing and smoking "live" in the historic Fishery Harbor.

In the historical part of the more than 100-year-old Fishery Harbor, a tourist attraction has emerged, the Shop Window Fishery Harbor. During a 1.5-hour tour you will learn a lot about the history, the work there in the past and present and fishing. And because the guides of the tour have a lot of experience in dealing with fish, good tips for shopping are also in the program.

Information for guests with restricted mobility, rollator, wheelchair and pram

The "Shop Window Fishery Harbor" tour is 1,350 metres long, at ground level and takes place in the open air.

The underground consists of cobblestones with smooth and slightly uneven surfaces and asphalt.

Please think about sun protection and clothing adapted to the weather.

You will meet your guide at the Tourist Information Shop Window Fishery Harbor, which also has a disabled toilet. Over cobblestones with a smooth surface you pass the head of the harbour basin Fishery Harbor I, where after 98 m there is a bank. From here the road continues along the quay over asphalt and on the next 100 metres there are seven benches. After a total of 400 metres, the floor changes to a smaller, slightly more uneven cobblestone, which you follow for 110 metres. At the level of the petrol station, the path leads back on the "land side" until you reach smooth stones and slabs again after another 110 metres. At 860 metres, at the height of the "Hansa", benches are again available. After you have passed the leading light, at meter 990 there is a toilet for the handicapped. On smooth clinker bricks you now pass Packhalle IV to the fishing village, where there are four benches at 1,200 metres. Seventy metres further on there is another bench in the passage at the Franke smokehouse. The tour through the shop window fishing port ends after 1.350 meters on the event place. After a total of 1,415 metres you will reach the starting point of your tour, where you will find the above-mentioned handicapped accessible toilet next to the Tourist Information.

Learn a lot of interesting facts about the past, present and future of the Seaside City of Bremerhaven during our guided tour around the Old and New Harbors. During the two-hour tour you will explore the area of the Old and New Harbors on foot and learn many interesting facts about the history of the Seaside City as well as about its present day. You will receive information on all the sights existing in this area as well as on the historical events, because Bremerhaven was once the largest emigrant port in Europe.

Be there up close and observe how our Seaside City has grown - attractions from the Climate House Bremerhaven 8° East to the Atlantic Hotel Sail City and the shopping mall Mediterraneo to the harbor passage are presented to you here.

Information for guests with rollator, wheelchair and pram

The "Harbor Worlds - Yesterday und Heute" tour is 2,950 metres long and takes place outdoors.

The underground consists mainly of cobblestones with smooth and uneven surfaces as well as red clinker, concrete slabs and pavement slabs. Please think about sun protection and clothing adapted to the weather.

Please think about sun protection and clothing adapted to the weather.

You will meet your guide at the railway wagon next to the Tourist Information Harbor Island, H.-H.-Meier-Straße (bench), from where you walk over cobblestones with a smooth surface to the south side of the New Harbor. After 60 metres there are benches and after 130 metres there is a disabled toilet. The slightly ascending path leads 150 metres towards the Zoo at the Sea, where you cross the road. The path to the lock for sport boats is bumpy on the cobblestone with an uneven surface. The explanation of the sights on the other side can also be done from this side of the lock.

But meter 570 it goes on level pavement 60 meters slightly downhill to the Willy-Brand-Platz, on which up to meter 850 there are four large benches. Thirty metres further the ramp (no intermediate platform) leads 80 metres slightly upwards to the top of the dike. After a total of 1,100 metres, the floor covering changes to smooth concrete slabs. At 1,100 metres there are benches next to the Atlantic Hotel Sail City. 270 meters further you take the storm flying pole of the ramp downhill and 160 meters further the way leads over red, smooth clinker bricks along the museum harbor. At 60 metres you will find six benches. At 1,745 metres, you can sit on the porch of the window front of the German Maritime Museum. 120 metres further there is a junction to a disabled toilet (cobblestone pavement). After a total of 1,940 metres the path leads slightly downhill for 20 metres to the Klabautermann fountain, next to which there are three benches, and back again. At the end of the Van-Ronzelen-Straße footpath, turn left into Columbusstraße. At 2,270 metres there are two benches at the entrance to the footbridge. Please note that the metal footbridges at the beginning and end of the wooden footbridges can be slightly sloping and slippery in damp weather. After another 170 metres there are three benches at "Seute Deern" and at 2,550 metres you reach the last wide walkway along the Old Harbor, where there is no handrail to the left and which ends at the bus terminal. There are 22 benches on the next 130 metres. 160 metres further on, at 2,950 metres, you will again have reached the starting point of your guided tour on the railway wagon.

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